New York District Attorney Butch Karp battles to convict the parents of a deceased boy for failing to seek medical attention for their son, who believed, wrongly, that prayer was the answer for healing his rare but treatable brain disease. At the same time, Marlene investigates the charismatic demagogue Reverend McCord, who has an undeniable grasp on the parents.
When a jury finds Sydney Bennett not guilty of killing her two-year-old daughter, the public is shocked. A mob gathers outside of the jail on the night of Sydney's release, and an innocent young woman resembling Sydney ends up in a coma. The victim's parents ask defense attorney Jack Swyteck for help because they are sure the attack was not an accident. In searching for the truth, Jack makes a frightening discovery.
Kieran Mullaney survives a nuclear blast, but his attempts to discover what really happened are met with silence and threats. Convinced that Hanford Nuclear Facility is hiding something, Kieran reconnects with his old friend, lawyer Emily Hart, and enlists her help in finding out the truth. But the deeper the two of them dig, the stranger --- and more dangerous --- this case gets.
Landon Reed is an ex-quarterback convicted of organizing a points-shaving scheme. During his time in prison, he found forgiveness and faith and earned his law degree. Now he longs for an opportunity to prove his loyalty and worth. He gets that chance at McNaughton & Clay, but when three of their lawyers are killed, authorities suspect someone has a vendetta against the law firm, leaving Landon and the remaining partner as the final targets.
Assistant District Attorney Andy Barber is happy with his wife and 14-year-old son, Jacob. But when a crime shatters their New England town, Andy is shocked to learn that Jacob is charged with the murder of a fellow student.
A man's body is found decapitated, wrapped in plastic, and stuffed in the trunk of a Fleetwood Cadillac parked outside a federal courthouse. The car's owner is a sweet-natured con man who's on trial for mail fraud --- but innocent of murder.
After surviving the private and public fallout from a one-night stand four years before, St. Louis DA Jack Hilliard wants nothing more than to be trusted again by his wife and to earn back the respect of the community he serves. But all of Jack's efforts begin to crumble when the woman involved in his earlier downfall returns to town claiming threats on her life and asking for his help.
When Judge Alvin Canter quietly expires in his chambers on December 31st, his loyal clerk and secretary know their jobs will vanish at closing time --- unless they can conceal the judge’s death until after midnight. Neither Tom Carroway nor Carol Scilingo can afford to be out of work, and they both have secrets they’re desperate to keep hidden. They plan to make it look like the judge died at home on New Year’s Day, but when other people get involved, Tom and Carol find themselves over their heads in an increasingly dangerous conspiracy.
A young African-American girl named Suzy and her fate at a Brooklyn hospital are at the heart of a seemingly unwinnable case, and New York City personal injury attorney Tug Wyler is out to find justice. Using a combination of street smarts and charm, Wyler discovers the truth behind her condition –and the conniving doctors and administrators who went to great length to cover it up.
Nearly 25 years after the publication of A TIME TO KILL, John Grisham returns to that famous courthouse in Clanton as Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial --- a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.
Kevin Wylie's crooked boss wants to run him out of town, and Kevin's long-time girlfriend is ready to take a hike. He decides that now is the time to leave Miami, visit his father, who he hasn't seen in 28 years, and get some answers. Heading back to his hometown, he doesn't realize that he and his dad will become embroiled in a murder case involving one of the richest and most hated corporate criminals in America.
When Mickey Haller learns that a murder victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger. Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption --- or proof of his ultimate guilt.
Two women have recently been murdered, seemingly by the same killer, and James Drinker thinks he will be the police’s main suspect. He is the only link between the victims and has no alibi for the night of either murder, so he hires Jason Kolarich for his defense. As Kolarich begins to probe his client’s life and story more closely, it quickly becomes clear that nothing about James Drinker is what it seems…and that the target of the frame-up isn’t Drinker, but Kolarich.
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Thanksgiving marked the official start of the holiday season, which means we won’t be short on cheer or great movies and television shows to watch this month. Much like the chicken and the egg, we don’t know which came first, but quality entertainment and holiday spirit certainly have always had a long, happy and interdependent relationship. So, as with our spiral hams, let’s dig right in and unravel this month’s books on screen.