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Author Fairfax, John, 1960- author

Title Summary justice / John Fairfax
Published London Little Brown, 2017


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Description 296 pages ; 24 cm
Series Benson and De Vere ; 01
Fairfax, John. Benson and De Vere ; 01
Summary This is the first of a series of courtroom dramas featuring two maverick lawyers driven to fight injustice at any cost. The last time Tess de Vere saw William Benson she was a law student on work experience. He was a twenty-one year old, led from the dock of the Old Bailey to begin a life sentence for murder. He'd said he was innocent. She'd believed him. Sixteen years later Tess overhears a couple of hacks mocking a newcomer to the London Bar, a no-hoper with a murder conviction, running his own show from an old fishmonger's in Spitalfields. That night she walks back into Benson's life. The price of his rehabilitation - and access to the Bar - is an admission of guilt to the killing of Paul Harbeton, whose family have vowed revenge. He's an outcast. The government wants to shut him down and no solicitor will instruct him. But he's subsidised by a mystery benefactor and a desperate woman has turned to him for help: Sarah Collingstone, mother of a child with special needs, accused of slaying her wealthy lover. It's a hopeless case and the murder trial, Benson's first, starts in four days. The evidence is overwhelming but like Benson long ago, she swears she's innocent. Tess joins the defence team, determined to help Benson survive. But as Benson follows the twists and turns in the courtroom, Tess embarks upon a secret investigation of her own, determined to uncover the truth behind the death of Paul Harbeton on a lonely night in Soho
Subject Benson, William, (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
De Vere, Tess, (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Legal stories.
Justice -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Legal fiction (Literature)
Reading nook.
ISBN 9781408708736 (paperback)