Degree of Guilt

Degree of Guilt

Book - 1992
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TV journalist Mary Carelli admits that she shot and killed Mark Ransom, one of the world's most famous authors. She claims it was self-defense. She swears he tried to rape her. Now she has to prove it in a court of law--with her former lover acting as her attorney...

Christopher Paget is one of the top lawyers in the country. But defending the mother of his son
in the trial of the decade, he begins to have doubts. Is Mary telling the truth? Did she invent her story about the rape? What is she hiding? With each shocking revelation, Paget is forced to question his defense, his ethics, and the whole legal system. Because no one, not even the judge, is completely innocent. And guilt is a matter of degree...

Publisher: New York, NY : Alfred A. Knopf, 1992.
ISBN: 9780312381615
Characteristics: 548 pages


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Nov 03, 2013

Wow, I can't understand how this book ever made it onto the NY Times Bestseller's List? Is the list a farce or are there really that many readers with poor taste? The characters in this novel were so uninteresting and uninspiring, I would have killed all of them off! What a very bland book. Publishshers Weekly is fairly accurate in its description, while the Library Journal claims this writer gave us "superb characterizations" and nothing could be further from the truth!

Jan 31, 2013

Lots of courtroom drama done well. The lawyer's ex wife is accused of murder but her story doesn't jive with the facts but what is the true story behind the murder- she kills a man who is trying to rape her but the facts don't fit her story.

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