Julia Valenciano is a young, ambitious Miami prosecutor. Assigned to a hectic trial division with an ornery judge, just getting through the day can be a challenge. When Julia’s asked to second chair a case that could very well make or break her career, she doesn’t hesitate to jump on board. The defendant – a successful Miami surgeon. The victim is his own wife and small children. The plea: Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity.
The perfect father. The perfect husband. Dr. David Marquette seemingly just snapped one night. Or did he? His defense team claims paranoid delusions caused by schizophrenia drove him to slaughter his entire family. But the state suspects Marquetteís insanity defense is being fabricated to disguise murders that were cold-blooded and calculated. And the evidence appears to be mounting that Marquette may be responsible for other unsolved murders around the state as well. Murders that bear the frightening signature of a serial killer. (more…)
from Jeffrey Archer, Sam Bourne, Jilliane Hoffman, James W. Huston, Michael Koryta, Kyle Mills, Walter Mosley and Thomas Perry
Jeffrey Archer firmly established himself as a literary force with the publication of his first novel in 1975. Now, 33 years later, he continues to defy his critics and delight his fans. For years VJ Books has attempted to reach out to him in the UK to sign for our customers. We are pleased to be able to announce that we will be delivering signed copies of his latest bestseller, Paths of Glory!
The growing impact of British writers on the mystery genre gets another boost with the release of Sam Bourne
‘s second novel, The Last Testament
. Sam Bourne is the literary pseudonym of Jonathan Freedland, an award-winning British journalist and broadcaster. Don’t miss this exciting release.
(Publisher’s Weekly, Feb. 16)
In this gripping legal thriller from Hoffman (Retribution), Julia Vacanti, a 28-year-old Miami assistant state attorney, helps to prosecute David Marquette, a Miami surgeon accused of stabbing his wife and their two older children as well as smothering their baby in Coral Gables, Fla. David’s plea of insanity finds the prosecution team working double time to prove he’s just a clever psychopath faking schizophrenia to avoid Florida’s death penalty. Meanwhile, the conflicted Julia obsesses about her schizophrenic brother, Andrew Citro, who was convicted of the fatal stabbings of their parents when she was 13. When Julia learns Andrew was committed to a center for the criminally insane in New York, she re-establishes contact, which results in some major courtoom drama. Hoffman’s intriguing plot snakes around both cases as Julia questions her own mental health and a future only a nail-biting sequel might fully answer. Author tour. (Apr.)
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