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Bearing Witness

(1999)
(The sixth book in the Rachel Gold series)
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Rachel Gold, a St. Louis attorney, doesn't think much of her client's chances for succeeding in an age-discrimination suit against one of the city's biggest engineering firms. Only her mother's plea that she represent Ruth Alpert convinces Rachel to take on what looks like a sure loser, until Ruth mentions her suspicions that her former employer has been involved in rigging bids for government contracts with five other regional construction-related companies. Tracking the bidding process is a tedious job, more suited for a powerful law firm with plenty of resources than for Rachel's more modest practice. But with the help of a law school professor who's an old friend and his eager minions of young students, Rachel soon uncovers a conspiracy that's more than an illegal bidding scam and much older than she is.

Before World War II, Nazis channeled looted gold to anti-Semitic sympathizers in the American Midwest, some of whom are still alive and are closely connected to a contemporary group of Aryan nation skinheads led by a charismatic preacher known as the Spider. Rachel's age-discrimination case quickly morphs into a much deadlier enterprise. The bodies pile up as her key witnesses are murdered and the defendant and his allies move to locate and destroy the 50-year-old evidence that could ruin them. With a fascinating historical background and a likable heroine, this taut little thriller, the sixth in the Rachel Gold series, sheds new light on an obscure era in the American heartland. --Jane Adams

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

September 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bearing Witness: A Rachel Gold Novel (Rachel Gold Novels)
Author(s): Michael A Kahn
ISBN: 0-312-84883-8 / 978-0-312-84883-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bearing Witness: A Rachel Gold Mystery (Rachel Gold Mysteries)
Author(s): Michael Kahn
ISBN: 1-4642-0448-9 / 978-1-4642-0448-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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March 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Bearing Witness: A Rachel Gold Novel
Author(s): Michael A Kahn
ISBN: 0-8125-7983-6 / 978-0-8125-7983-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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September 1998 : USA Paperback

Title: Bearing Witness
Author(s): Michael A Kahn
ISBN: 0-525-94305-6 / 978-0-525-94305-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: E P Dutton
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Kindle Editions

November 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Bearing Witness: A Rachel Gold Mystery (Rachel Gold Mysteries Book 6)
Author(s): Michael A Kahn
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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