A selection of the Literary Guild and a New York Times best-seller.
Kindle’s top 5 of Legal Thrillers
“A courtroom thriller, a mean streets thriller, and an Everyman study of good and evil all rolled into one. And every part of it is terrific. What a wonderful piece of storytelling.”– Donald Westlake, The New York Times
Ted Jaffe, a Florida district attorney, sends Darryl Morgan, a convicted murderer, to Death Row. Ten years later, now in a lucrative private practice, Ted returns to the same courtroom in a desperate attempt to save Morgan’s life. Connie Zide, the widow of the murdered man, a beautiful older woman whom Ted has loved previously with a rare passion, stands in his way.
A masterly tale of murder, courtroom justice, marital love and infidelity, FINAL ARGUMENT is set among beachside multimillionaires and features the rarest of heroes – a criminal lawyer with a conscience.
Can Ted Jaffe represent a murderer he once prosecuted? The legal establishment wants to disbar him for it. Can Ted deal with his past loves and indiscretions? FINAL ARGUMENT is about his battle – at the risk of career, marriage, and personal safety – to free a man he believes he has grievously wronged.
“Only a handful of American authors have ever been able to transform murder and infidelity into poetry, and Clifford Irving is one of those writers … Not to be missed – this book has best-seller stamped on every page.”– Donald Porter, Mystery News
“Clifford Irving owes me two nights of sleep. What a deep, rich, dazzlingly written novel.” — Ernest Lehman, author of THE SOUND OF MUSIC screenplay
“Two cliffhanger trials, a moral crisis, romantic love, sexual issues … it’s all here.” — Mail on Sunday (London)