The Third Victim
- Thrillers & Suspense, Best of 2018
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Her first case as defense attorney is an impossible one
A woman stumbles onto a dark rural road. She tells a horrific story about being kidnapped and tortured until she escaped. She was lucky—two other women were found dead.
She identifies the house where she was held captive, and attorney Alex Mason is arrested. The physical evidence and his wife’s statements about his sexual sadism are damning.
Defense attorney Regina Barrister—known as “The Sorceress” for her courtroom victories—takes on the seemingly impossible task of defending Mason.
Robin Lockwood, a young lawyer and former MMA fighter, left a clerkship at the Oregon Supreme Court to work for Barrister. The Mason trial is her first big one. And she’s worried that her boss’s behavior and the details of the case don’t quite add up.
“It takes a really crafty storyteller to put people on the edge of their seats and keep them there. Phillip Margolin does just that.”—Chicago Tribune
“A master of plot and pacing—and one of those rare authors who can create a genuinely surprising ending.”—Lisa Scottoline
“In the hands of Phillip Margolin, nothing is ever simple and no one is really safe. He is the master.”—Associated Press
“Margolin knows how to pack in the thrills!”—Tess Gerritsen
“With Margolin, roller-coaster plot propels the action along, with plenty of twists and turns to keep things interesting.”—The Portland Oregonian
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||March 6, 2018|