By Charles Rosenberg
Whilst much-despised Marbury Marfan senior associate Simon Rafer turns up in a chilly pool of blood with an ornate dagger in his again, it comes as a shock to no one—least of all to Robert Tarza, who's first at the scene. A long-time accomplice at Marbury, Tarza is familiar with dozens of legal professionals within the company who had sturdy reason to wish Rafer within the floor. yet regardless of his personal many years of clash with Rafer—and a up to date heated quarrel over an extraordinary old coin Simon got from him—Robert by no means imagined that murder Detective Spritz may 0 in on him as leading suspect.
As Spritz’s case builds with uncanny velocity, Robert quick falls from his revered place at Marbury to a legal being dragged in the course of the tabloids. with his kick-butt security legal professional, Jenna James, he's compelled to play detective in a race to discover the true killer—and uncovers an internet of fraud among his closest colleagues within the strategy. in any case, basically Jenna’s untested trial talents can maintain him out of felony.
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Moment, it usually seems stable to have a lady at the security staff. ” “There are different girls attorneys available in the market, final time I checked,” I stated. Oscar had grew to become and used to be leaning again opposed to the sink part, having a look oh-so-relaxed. “Third, there’s that cause Lyndon Johnson used to speak about. ” “What cause is that? ” I requested. “Better to have a man contained in the tent, pissing out, than outdoor the tent, pissing in. ” “The metaphor doesn’t paintings rather well while it’s a woman,” I acknowledged. “Maybe now not. yet you get the point,” he stated, now not me, simply because he had grew to become again round and started to scrub the plates. “Your element is what? ” I requested. “That she already is familiar with much a couple of lot of items? So let’s no longer have her bumping round, the place the DA’d be much more likely name her as a witness? ” “Right,” he stated. “Or haul her in entrance of a grand jury. Plus, she’s in actual fact superb, and her rep on the town is she doesn’t crack stressed, even if there’s incoming. ” “And the argument opposed to taking her again? ” I requested. “She’s a bit off her rocker approximately this example in some way. And it’s greater than simply that she slept with the lifeless man. I can’t particularly positioned my finger on it. ” “Well, perhaps she’s the one that swapped the unique Ides—the one I’m definite I gave Simon six weeks ago—for the counterfeit one I confirmed Serappo days in the past. She may have performed it whilst she couriered it. ” “To what finish? you're thinking that Jenna was once operating a coin counterfeiting enterprise out of her affiliate workplace at M&M? ” “You’re correct, i assume. It’s tough for me to think that Jenna used to be doing that correct lower than my nostril with out my noticing. I suggest i used to be in her workplace much. ” I paused. “On the opposite hand, she was once performing some different issues I didn’t detect. ” Oscar used to be by means of now drying the dishes. He didn’t say whatever for your time. Neither did I. ultimately, he requested, “Can I see the coin you confirmed Serappo, the single he says is a pretend? ” “No, as the law enforcement officials have it. They took it from my jacket pocket once they arrested me, besides the opposite counterfeit Ides. the one who Jenna and that i picked up in Stewart’s mystery compartment. “Oy,” he acknowledged. “I didn’t comprehend you have been Jewish. ” “I’m no longer, yet there’s no English identical that matches. ” I laughed. “True. ” “Actually the oys are even greater than you recognize, Robert. ” “Why? ” “The law enforcement officials dug up a field on your backyard. The field used to be packed with dust. within the airborne dirt and dust, they discovered 5 extra Ides. ” “Doesn’t shock me that a lot. Larson, the man from the nationwide Enquirer, already instructed me there have been old cash within the field. ” “And? ” “Anyone may have placed that field there. ” “Including you. ” “Yes, other than it wasn’t me. ” “I think you. yet now that they’ve discovered fakes on you, the ‘someone else should have performed it’ argument is gonna be a miles more durable promote. ” “I’m being framed. ” “Welcome to the Round-Up-the-Usual-Defenses membership. ” “But i'm being framed. ” “The challenge, my pal, is proving it. ” He started to positioned the dishes away within the cabinet. “Robert, do you remember what we have been speaking approximately ahead of this? ” he requested. “Whether Jenna can come again.