finished reading

The solution to the plight of the rescued dogs made me happy.  All the regular characters are here, helping Andy put together a defense.  In this outing, the defendant is none other than Laurie's ex-fiance who admits to a self-defense killing.  I really didn't put this one together--and was surprised by the ending.

From the publisher:
Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter is reluctant to take on any more cases. He'd much rather spend his time working for his dog rescue organization, the Tara Foundation, than find himself back in a courtroom. However, when a truck carrying over seventy dogs from the South to the rescue-friendly northeast turns up with a murdered driver, Andy can't help but get involved.

Of course Andy is eager to help the dogs, many of whom come to the Tara Foundation while awaiting forever homes - it's the man accused of murder who he has a problem defending. The accused just happens to be his wife Laurie's ex-fiance; her tall, good looking, ex-Marine ex-fiance. Even though he acknowledges having argued with the victim, he swears that he is not a killer, and though he would rather not, Andy has to admit he believes he's telling the truth.

For Andy, even with dozens of successful cases behind him, this case that his wife insists he take may prove to be his most difficult.

1 comment:

The Gal Herself said...

As I read this, I kept hearing an old Dolly Parton song in my head: You better keep your hands off my potential new boyfriend!

Happy to see this one finds Andy back in the courtroom. That's were I love him best.