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by Stephen Horn

  • ISBN: 0060194405
  • Category: Thriller & Mystery
  • Author: Stephen Horn
  • Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harper; 1st edition (May 3, 2000)
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • FB2 size: 1355 kb
  • EPUB size: 1625 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 195
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The book is a great read. The legal plot is complex and takes a simple case of murder and mixes it with a government plot. In a few words, Stephen Horn captured me on the first page and held me until the last.

The book is a great read. He has that rare ability to spin an outstanding yarn.

Another book I've had for years and never read before. Sad, because it's worth it. I think Horn just published it at the wrong time, when many other questions than nuclear missiles were more interesting.

Frank O'Connell's need to live on the edge cost him his family, his. Another book I've had for years and never read before. It is funny, every once in a while, you read a book and have to check the publication date to be sure it was not written 60 years ago. That is what I did with this one, Frank O'Donnel is a lawyer who decided years ago to quit contract law and go for criminal cases.

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In Her Defense, Stephen Horn's debut novel, is a compelling legal thriller you won't be able to put down, no matter how . A great read that's destined for the best sellers list. I'm already looking forward to Stephen Horn's next book.

In Her Defense, Stephen Horn's debut novel, is a compelling legal thriller you won't be able to put down, no matter how hard you try. The story begins as Frank O'Connell, down on his luck defense attorney, is hired to represent Ashley Bronson, rich Washington socialite, accused of murdering an old family friend. To make her defense even trickier, Ashley admits to pulling the trigger.

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The luzhin defense : a novel, by Vladimir Nabokov ; translated by. Michael Scammell in collaboration with the author

The luzhin defense : a novel, by Vladimir Nabokov ; translated by. Michael Scammell in collaboration with the author. p. c. (Vintage international). He is uncouth, unwashed, uncomely-but as my gentle young lady (a dear girl in her own right) so quickly notices, there is something in him that transcends both the coarseness of his gray flesh and the sterility of his recondite genius.

n Her Defense by Stephen Horn is my first time to read or listen to anything by this author. Stephen Horn was born in the Bronx, New York, and received an engineering degree from Rutgers University. The story was engaging, fast paced and I love the characters Frank O’Connell, an attorney and Pops. He commanded an infantry company of the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. As a prosecutor in the justice Department's Civil Rights Division, he tried criminal cases and participated in some of the department's most famous investigations, including the killing of four Kent State students by the Ohio National Guard and the assassination of Dr. martin Luther King Jr.

st Stephen Horn does just that in the opening chapter of In Her Defense, his impressive . And Horn manages to make a big splash. Despite a few all-too-predictable characters – the beautiful- inside-and-out damsel in distress, the street-savvy .

st Stephen Horn does just that in the opening chapter of In Her Defense, his impressive, debut-whodunit. But it doesn’t matter, since it’s what you don’t know that’s so intriguing.

Stephen Horn knows how to spin a yarn, and veteran performer Scott Brick knows how to read on. Together they make Horn's legal thriller a pleasure to listen to. Morose attorney Frank O'Connell has lost his wife through divorce and most of his practice through pride

Stephen Horn knows how to spin a yarn, and veteran performer Scott Brick knows how to read one. Together they make Horn's legal thriller a pleasure t. Morose attorney Frank O'Connell has lost his wife through divorce and most of his practice through pride. He is hired to defend an heiress accused of murdering her father's friend, a former Cabinet secretary. Though she admits the killing to O'Connell, who becomes her lover, he mounts an unusual defense and uncovers, layer by layer, a fifty-year-old secret. Not only is the plot remarkable, but the dialogue is as well.

A lawyer with an appetite for risk. A gorgeous socialite accused of murder. It's the case of a lifetime--if only she were innocent.

Following in the blockbuster tradition of Scott Turow and Richard North Patterson comes Stephen Horn and In Her Defense, and intense, riveting debut thriller with a twist.

Frank O'Connell's need to live on the edge cost him his family, his home, and a partnership in his father-in-law's prestigious Washington firm. Now he combs the cell blocks for clients and wonders if he's sunk too low ever to come back. His ex-wife wants to see less of him, his therapist wants to see more, and his last link to professional survival just gave him an ultimatum.

Then into his office walks Ashley Bronson. The murder of a former cabinet official has just propelled her from the society column to the front page, and, inexplicably, she wants Frank to defend her. She hands him her case, followed by her confession and some damning physical evidence. Frank thinks his biggest challenge is her guilt. He's got a lot to learn.

Ashley's admission proves just another detail in a defense in which ethics are bent and morals compromised. As the trial date looms closer, the goverment's case seems insurmountable. A desperate Frank hits upon an inspired strategy--and unwittingly becomes a threat to people in high places when he unravels a tangled web of events that began a generation ago.

Their personal lives in tatters and confronted by forces they don't understand, besieged lawyer and client have only each other as the courtroom battle begins.

In this fast-paced legal thriller, former federal prosecutor Stephen Horn brings his knowledge of law and government to stunning life with this absorbing tale of love, betrayal, and murder that is sure to be one of the most entertaining and engrossing stories of the year.


Reviews about In Her Defense (7):
Taun
his second novel, and I caught up with his first, "In Her Defense", recently. The book is a great read. The legal plot is complex and takes a simple case of murder and mixes it with a government plot. You're not sure who the bad guy is until the very end! One thing you do know is that Horn's hero, Frank O'Connell, is a principaled attorney who has left the comfortable life of his father-in-law's law firm in order to pursue criminal matters, his passion from his days in the NYC D.A.'s office.
No one, not Frank's estranged wife Moira, his son, his beloved father-in-law, a Washington D.C. "fixer", his client, or his investigator really understands what makes Frank tick, and why he's pursuing the kind of court appointed criminal cases he's taken. Enter a society homicide, complete with ethical temptations, and O'Connell & the story are off and running.
Fast paced, great characters, and the promise of more to come from Frank O'Connell make "In Her Defense" a worthy read!
Domarivip
I haven't enjoyed a book like this since John Lescroart's"The 13th Juror" which was expertly plotted. In addition toa fine and complex plot, Horn's humor is the laugh-out-loud kind and his characters are real, very very real, ever so likeable and the kind of people you want to read about again soon. The lawyer, Frank O'Connell, a semi-loser with a great mind, gets a case no one can win. His redemption demands that he does. He's divorced, broke, and troubled. He needs every kind of help and this he gets from family, ex-family, friends and fellow professionals. The details aren't important here. What's critical is that if you enjoy legal thrillers, please read this book. It's wonderful and if Stephen Horn isn't busy on his next one, he should be ashamed of himself.
DrayLOVE
D.C. defense attorney Frank O'Connell had it all once...a wife and son that he adored, an enviable home, a partnership in the prestigious law firm of his powerful father-in-law. Unsatisfied with the privilege and comfort that life has dealt too easily to him, Frank abandons it all. He's reduced to representing indigent criminals, until he meets Ashley Bronson, a stunningly beautiful, wealthy socialite, who has confessed to the murder of her father's best friend. Romance, humor, snappy dialogue, and an underlying conspiracy theory that complicates what seems to be an open and shut case all serve to make IN HER DEFENSE a legal thriller that is a cut above the rest.
ladushka
Well written from front to back. Too bad he only wrote two books.
Quashant
A big disappointment. I loved Law of Gravity, but this one bis not of the same quality.
asAS
excellent legal thriller. my second reading and wish Mr. Horn would continue writing!!
Phalaken
okay
In a few words, Stephen Horn captured me on the first page and held me until the last. He has that rare ability to spin an outstanding yarn.

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