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 is the 3rd book in the Philadelphia legal series following lawyer Mick McFarland and it’s fast becoming a firm favourite in my house, such terrific page turners, immersive writing and unexpected plotting.
This one was just like that, tense and pacy, with some memorable supporting characters in the mix and a difficult, dangerous case for our main protagonist.
Mob war looms, Mike under pressure from all sides, his wife Piper struggling with her own emotional case and William Myers racks up the tension with every passing chapter so you bolt through the book ignoring all else.
With a perfectly placed twisty finale, thought provoking themes running throughout and the now expected intelligent storytelling A Killer’s Alibi is a genuinely great read.
I thoroughly recommend the entire series.