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Bad Lawyer

(2001)
A novel by

 
Sid Kaplan once had it all: a high-profile, dynamic career in criminal law, high profile fees too - and enough arrogance to alienate practically everyone he knew. So no one wept for Sid Kaplan when booze and cocaine plummeted him to disrepute. Now, though, a big case has come Sid's way, one certain to restore to him some of his old professional glory. Thelma Barrow, a housewife, has sought out Sid to defend her accused daughter, Priscilla, in a media-hot murder case. For Sid, the publicity more than compensates for the pittance Thelma can afford to pay, as the papers and news shows headline stories of drugs and violence and the murderous motives of a white woman who has suffered abuse at the hands of her black husband. Nor is Sid put off by the fact that Priscilla - who happens to be a babe - is probably lying about more than a few details. Then the drug dealers show up. They insist that Priscilla is holding out on them, that she's pocketed 450,000 of their dollars, despite her protestations otherwise. Matters grown more criminally perilous when the only two friends Sid has managed not to lose - are killed.

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Hardback Editions

December 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Bad Lawyer
Author(s): David Cray
ISBN: 1-84395-093-6 / 978-1-84395-093-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: BDS titles not on BD and which cannot be assigned
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April 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: Bad Lawyer (Otto Penzler Books)
Author(s): David Cray
ISBN: 0-7528-4696-5 / 978-0-7528-4696-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


December 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bad Lawyer
Author(s): David Cray
ISBN: 0-7867-0825-5 / 978-0-7867-0825-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers
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Paperback Editions

December 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bad Lawyer (Otto Penzler Books)
Author(s): David Cray
ISBN: 0-7528-4838-0 / 978-0-7528-4838-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


April 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bad Lawyer (Otto Penzler Books)
Author(s): David Cray
ISBN: 0-7528-4697-3 / 978-0-7528-4697-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bad Lawyer: A Novel
Author(s): Stephen Solomita
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Bad Lawyer: A Novel (Otto Penzler Books)
Author(s): Stephen Solomita
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
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