Title: A Killer's Alibi
Author: William L. Myers Jr.
Series: Philadelphia Legal #3
Genres: Legal Thriller
Publication Date: February 19, 2019
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
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For attorney Mick McFarland, the evidence is damning. And so are the family secrets in this twisty legal thriller from the Amazon Charts bestselling author of A Criminal Defense.
When crime lord Jimmy Nunzio is caught, knife in hand, over the body of his daughter’s lover and his own archenemy, he turns to Mick McFarland to take up his defense. Usually the courtroom puppeteer, McFarland quickly finds himself at the end of Nunzio’s strings. Struggling to find grounds for a not-guilty verdict on behalf of a well-known killer, Mick is hamstrung by Nunzio’s refusal to tell him what really happened.
On the other side of the law, Mick’s wife, Piper, is working to free Darlene Dowd, a young woman sentenced to life in prison for her abusive father’s violent death. But the jury that convicted Darlene heard only part of the truth, and Piper will do anything to reveal the rest and prove Darlene’s innocence.
As Mick finds himself in the middle of a mob war, Piper delves deeper into Darlene’s past. Both will discover dark secrets that link these fathers and daughters—some that protect, some that destroy, and some that can’t stay hidden forever. No matter the risk.
This was an awesome legal thriller and my first. I finished this book quicker than I expected. I loved the writing. The pace was amazing and it felt like I was watching a show on television.
Mick was a phenomenal lawyer! I loved his dedication to his job and solving cases that many believe to be open-shut or lost causes. Mick was an awesome father to Gabby. He was a great friend. Piper did a bang up job with the innocence case. I love how committed she was to finding the truth and helping those wrongly convicted. Mick and Piper are a killer duo. The entire law firm was awesome!
The Nunzio case was insane! I kind of figured out the case from the beginning, but the characters kept throwing me off. I loved how ruthless the Nunzio family is and how they can literally bypass the law. They don't sweat, they don't worry...they just do what they do and stay cool about it. Jimmy was amazing and very secretive which added to the suspense. Both his wife and daughter were awesome as well. They are a badass family.
The Dowd case was just as secretive and insane. I didn't expect who the killer was, but I also had a bit of hope about who the killer was because it made sense. Darlene was a scared girl dealing with a complex situation, but I'm glad things worked out in the end for her.
Overall, this was better than expected and I plan to read books 1 and 2 in this series.
About the Author
A Killer’s Alibi has had rave early reviews including New York Times Bestselling author, Bill Lasher—
“William Myers’ riveting new novel is not just a crackerjack legal thriller, it is a wrenching portrayal of a whole range of farther-daughter relations, showing how they can damage, how they can nourish, how they go dangerously off track. A story not to be missed.”Born in 1958 into a blue-collar family, Mr. Myers inherited a work-ethic that propelled him through college and into the Ivy League at The University of Pennsylvania School of Law. From there, Mr. Myers started his legal career in a Philadelphia-based mega defense firm. After ten years defending corporate America, he realized his heart wasn’t in it. So, with his career on the fast track to success--he gave it all up and started his own firm. It was time to start fighting for the common guy.
That was twenty-five years ago and since then, he has focused on representing railroad employees and other honest, hard-working people who have been injured by others. He has represented thousands of clients in his tenure and has become a highly-regarded litigation attorney up and down the Eastern Seaboard.
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