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The Professor

(2014)
(The first book in the McMurtie & Drake series)
A novel by

 
 
Law professor Thomas Jackson McMurtrie literally wrote the book on evidence in the state of Alabama. But when a power-hungry colleague uses a recent run-in between McMurtrie and headstrong student Rick Drake to end his career, he is left unsure what to do next.

Meanwhile, a devastating trucking accident in Henshaw, Alabama, leaves a young family dead. Drake, now a fledgling lawyer, takes the case against the freight carrier and soon begins to uncover the truth behind the tragedy that is buried in a tangled web of arson, bribery, and greed. On the eve of the trial and with his case unraveling in the midst of a dangerous cover-up that threatens to silence his star witnesses, Drake realizes that only his estranged mentor, Professor McMurtrie, can help him now.

With everything to lose and only justice to gain, will McMurtrie and Drake overcome bad blood to defeat a ruthless adversary? Can the Professor turn back the clock and recover all that he’s lost?

Revised edition: This edition of The Professor includes editorial revisions.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Robert Bailey is a thriller writer to reckon with. His debut novel has a tight and twisty plot, vivid characters, and a pleasantly down-home sensibility that will remind some readers of adventures in Grisham-land. Luckily, Robert Bailey is an original, and his skill as a writer makes the Alabama setting all his own. The Professor marks the beginning of a very promising career." - Mark Childress

"The Professor is that rare combination of thrills, chills and heart. Gripping from the first page to the last." - Winston Groom

"Taut, page-turning, and smart, The Professor is a legal thriller that will keep readers up late as the twists and turns keep coming. Set in Alabama, it also includes that state's greatest icon, one Coach Bear Bryant. In fact, the Bear gets things going with the energy of an Alabama kickoff to Auburn. Robert Bailey knows his state and he knows his law. He also knows how to write characters that are real, sympathetic, and surprising. If he keeps writing novels this good, he's got quite a literary career before him." - Homer Hickam


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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Professor (McMurtrie and Drake Legal Thrillers)
Author(s): Robert Bailey
ISBN: 1-5039-4554-5 / 978-1-5039-4554-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
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January 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Professor
Author(s): Robert Bailey
ISBN: 1-909223-58-1 / 978-1-909223-58-5 (UK edition)
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January 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Professor (McMurtie & Drake)
Author(s): Robert Bailey
ISBN: 1-909223-57-3 / 978-1-909223-57-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Exhibit A
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Professor (McMurtrie and Drake Legal Thrillers)
Author(s): Robert Bailey
ISBN: 1-5318-4598-3 / 978-1-5318-4598-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Professor, The (McMurtrie and Drake Legal Thrillers)
Author(s): Robert Bailey
ISBN: 1-5318-4599-1 / 978-1-5318-4599-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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December 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Professor: McMurtrie and Drake Legal, Book 1
Author(s): Robert Bailey
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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December 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Professor: McMurtrie and Drake Legal, Book 1
Author(s): Robert Bailey
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Professor: McMurtrie and Drake Legal, Book 1
Author(s): Robert Bailey
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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December 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Professor: McMurtrie and Drake Legal, Book 1
Author(s): Robert Bailey
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Professor (McMurtrie and Drake Legal Thrillers Book 1)
Author(s): Robert Bailey
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU