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The best legal thriller book reviews. While legal thrillers don’t always include courtroom drama, they always feature attorneys involved in either solving crimes, defending criminals or engaging in criminal activities of their own design.

The Trial Lawyer by John Ellsworth

Book Review: The Trial Lawyer, a Legal Thriller by John Ellsworth

The Bottom Line: The Trial Lawyer has everything you could ask for in a legal thriller – edgy courtroom drama, an intrepid defense attorney and a volatile client whose behavior threatens to collapse his own case like a house of cards. The book firmly establishes Ellsworth among an elite group of legal thriller authors. The ninth installment of John Ellsworth’s Thaddeus Murfee Series finds the …

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Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

Rogue Lawyer, a new Legal Thriller by John Grisham

Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee, his driver, who’s also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy. He lives alone in a …

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The Victim by Eric Matheny

Book Review: The Victim, a Legal Thriller by Eric Matheny

The Bottom Line: An astounding legal thriller that is full of surprise, mystery and moral dilemma. Matheny may well be the next Scott Turow. Can anyone ever really escape their past? That’s the question facing Anton Mackey, one of Miami’s best up-and-coming criminal defense attorneys. Anton is a family man. He advocates for the accused. And he’s modeling his career after legendary lawyer and mentor, …

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Presumption of Guilt by marti green

Presumption of Guilt, a new Legal Thriller by Marti Green

Twelve years ago, teenager Molly Singer was tried and convicted for murdering her parents. [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B00K7MCE3W” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51d1DyKErWL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”107″]She was sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison, torn away from her newborn daughter, and forsaken by those closest to her. But now, a series of anonymous letters proclaim her innocence—and point a finger at a deadly …

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Shadow Boys by Harry Hunsicker

Shadow Boys, a New Legal Thriller by Harry Hunsicker

For once, things are going well for former DEA contractor Jon Cantrell. He’s got a real job as a fix-it man for a law firm that specializes in handling government contracts. But when his ex-girlfriend Piper asks him to meet with a high-ranking police official and Cantrell is forced to take an off-the-books assignment to find a missing boy, everything starts to unravel. [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” …

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Destiny's Anvil by Steven Hicks

Book Review: Destiny’s Anvil, a new Legal Thriller by Steven Wells Hicks

The Bottom Line: A sensational legal thriller guaranteed to resonate with fans of Scott Pratt and John Grisham. Set in the deliciously seedy world of crooked southern politics and murder, Destiny’s Anvil is a tautly plotted page-turner that works on every level. [easyazon_cta add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”149445906X” cloaking=”default” height=”42″ key=”tall-orange” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”120″][hr]Destiny’s Anvil opens 15 minutes prior to a scheduled execution at Louisiana’s infamous Angola prison. Told …

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My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni

My Sister’s Grave, a new Legal Thriller from Robert Dugoni

Tracy Crosswhite has spent twenty years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah’s disappearance and the murder trial that followed. She doesn’t believe that Edmund House—a convicted rapist and the man condemned for Sarah’s murder—is the guilty party. [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”1477825576″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51iZdKLJtoL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”107″]Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice, Tracy became a homicide detective with the …

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Supreme Justice, a New Legal Thriller by Max Allen Collins

After taking a bullet for his commander-in-chief, Secret Service agent Joseph Reeder is a hero. But his outspoken criticism of the president he saved—who had stacked the Supreme Court with hard-right justices to overturn Roe v. Wade, amp up the Patriot Act, and shred the First Amendment—put Reeder at odds with the Service’s apolitical nature, making him an outcast. FBI agent Patti Rogers finds herself …

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