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The Legal Limit

(2008)
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Martin Clark's most remarkable novel yet is the gripping, complex story of a murder cover-up that wreaks widespread havoc even as it redefines the concept of justice - a relentlessly entertaining saga that delves deeply into matters at once ambiguous and essential.

While Gates Hunt chose to fight his abusive father head-on, his younger brother, Mason, eventually escaped their bitter, impoverished circumstances by earning a free ride to college and law school. And while Gates became an intransigent, compulsive felon, Mason met and married the love of his life, had a spitfire daughter, and returned to his rural hometown as the commonwealth's attorney. But Mason's idyll is abruptly pierced by a wicked tragedy, and soon afterward his life further unravels when Gates, convinced that his brother's legal influence should spring him from prison, attempts to force his cooperation by means of a secret they'd both sworn to take with them to the grave. And with his closest friend and staunch ally suddenly threatened by secrets of his own, Mason ultimately finds himself facing complete ruin and desperately defending everything and everyone he holds dear.

Intricately plotted and shot through with authenticity, The Legal Limit is a roller coaster of moral relevance. What should govern our actions when family loyalty challenges personal integrity, when the letter of the law defies its spirit, and when fate plays dice with our best endeavors?

Genre: Mystery

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January 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Legal Limit (Thorndike Reviewers' Choice)
Author(s): Martin Clark
ISBN: 1-4104-1206-7 / 978-1-4104-1206-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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July 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Legal Limit
Author(s): Martin Clark
ISBN: 0-307-26835-7 / 978-0-307-26835-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

June 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Legal Limit (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Martin Clark
ISBN: 0-307-38866-2 / 978-0-307-38866-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Legal Limit
Author(s): Martin Clark
Publisher: Recorded Books
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October 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Legal Limit
Author(s): Martin Clark
Publisher: Recorded Books
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July 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Legal Limit
Author(s): Martin Clark
Publisher: Vintage
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