The riveting new thriller from bestselling Edgar Award nominee D.W. Buffa!
It was a strange case, a great case, a case that, once it got to trial, might well change forever the history of the United States. Other presidents had been murdered, but no one who had killed a president had ever been brought to trial. I did not want any part of it.
NECESSITY is the riveting new thriller from bestselling Edgar Award nominee D.W. Buffa in which criminal defense attorney Joseph Antonelli finds himself embroiled in the most controversial and explosive trial in American history, representing the man accused of murdering the President.
When renowned lawyer Joseph Antonelli--the defense attorney who has never lost a case--takes on the most shocking and controversial case of his storied career, he has no idea of the depths of trouble he's about to get into. A man has murdered the President of the United States, but has invoked the "Law of Necessity," which states that a crime is justified if it serves the greater good and thus prevents a greater harm from occurring.
As the nation watches the trial of the century, Antonelli must try a case with all eyes on him...and his own life on the line.
NECESSITY will enthrall half of the country and infuriate the other half. Everyone, however, will want to read it.
Publisher: Polis Books
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 33 mm
"Buffa's characters are compelling; the dialogue authentic and well crafted. With the current political upheaval, Buffa's newest novel hits home in more ways than one. The author draws on his own experience as a criminal defense attorney to render realistic courtroom proceedings. Highly recommended for lovers of legal and political thrillers." -Library Journal (Starred Review)
"Expect NECESSITY to appear on numerous "Best of" lists, both because of and in spite of what it is. One cannot walk away from a Buffa novel without feeling educated to at least some extent and entertained to the fullest." -Bookreporter
"In the grand tradition of courtroom thrillers, there's a whopper of a reveal as the last witness is called. Fans of political thrillers and courtroom dramas, as well as those who can't get enough of the latest headlines, will race through this one." -Booklist
Praise for the novels of D.W. Buffa
"An accomplished first novel... it ends with a couple of twists that are really shocking. And it leaves you wanting to go back to the beginning and read it again." -The New York Times on The Defense
"A great, and I mean great, read; what a book! D. W. Buffa, who gave us The Defense, now brings us The Prosecution. I won't give away the plot, but let's say this: You'll love this book. If you don't, you're at the morgue." -Larry King
"Buffa's spare observation, crackling dialogue, and shadowy circle of criminals, lawyers, and lovers keep you riveted." -Entertainment Weekly
"A Dan Brown read-alike tailor-made for an election year." -Booklist on Hillary
"The Who in the Whodunit rolls out tantalizingly....Bottom line: Add it to your docket." -People Magazine on The Legacy
"An excellent legal thriller with a well thought-out plot and believable characters. But it also scores as a novel of cold, calculating revenge perpetrated by an intelligence so formidable it goes unrecognized until too late." -USA Today