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The Defendants

(2014)
(The first book in the Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thriller series)
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He carved his name in her chest and then ended up dead. Guess who's on trial for murder?

Thaddeus Murfee is a rookie lawyer who is completely unprepared when the small town waitress asks him to defend her. When her fingerprints turn up on the weapon, Thaddeus finds himself having to defend her against the death penalty - and against retribution from the mob. Thaddeus is struggling and needs help, when his paralegal ex-Iraq War veteran steps up and shows him how it all works. Her name is Christine. She and Thaddeus begin a long-term legal defense firm that's still winning cases 15 books later.

With more than 1.5 million readers and counting, Thaddeus Murfee has made John Ellsworth into a household name. If you love page-turning thrillers with mystery, clandestine plotting, and a dash of romance, dive into the world of Thaddeus Murfee today!

USA Today Bestselling Author John Ellsworth’s books are renowned for their twists and turns and surprise endings. See the politics and internal maneuvering that lurk behind criminal cases and discover how the strongest bonds can grow out of the strangest places.

Enjoy this Legal Thriller Series FREE as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription. You can read these Kindle Unlimited books online via your Kindle device or any smartphone or tablet with the free Amazon Kindle app.

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John Ellsworth’s 30 Days of Justis (Michael Gresham Series) (Thriller). Overall rating: 4.6 stars. “I could hardly put this book down. First book I have read by John Ellsworth. I cannot wait to read more. Well written and holds your attention!” – Ann C
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Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

September 2020 : Paperback
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Title: The Defendants: Collector's Edition
Author(s): John Ellsworth
Publisher: Independently published
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August 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Defendants: Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thriller Series Book Two
Author(s): John Ellsworth
ISBN: 0-578-55641-3 / 978-0-578-55641-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Ellsworth Author LLC
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January 2014 : Paperback
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Title: [(The Defendants)] [By (author) John Ellsworth] published on (January, 2014)
Author(s): John Ellsworth
Publisher: Subjudica House
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January 2014 : Paperback
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Title: [(The Defendants)] [By (author) John Ellsworth] published on (January, 2014)
Author(s): John Ellsworth
Publisher: Subjudica House
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January 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Defendants (Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thrillers)
Author(s): John Ellsworth
ISBN: 0-615-95377-8 / 978-0-615-95377-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Subjudica House
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Audio Editions

November 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Defendants (Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thrillers)
Author(s): John Ellsworth
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November 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Defendants (Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thrillers)
Author(s): John Ellsworth
Publisher: Subjudica House
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November 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Defendants (Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thrillers)
Author(s): John Ellsworth
Publisher: Subjudica House
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November 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Defendants (Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thrillers)
Author(s): John Ellsworth
Publisher: Subjudica House
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Kindle Editions

September 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Defendants: Collector's Edition
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January 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Defendants: A Legal Thriller (Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thriller Series Book 1)
Author(s): John Ellsworth
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