Desperate Measures

Desperate Measures

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Baker & Taylor
Defense attorney Barbara Holloway finds herself pitted against her own father when they are hired to defend the two prime suspects in the murder of a pillar of the community.

McMillan Palgrave
Barbara Holloway has a reputation for taking on the toughest cases in the Pacific Northwest... and winning them. But this time it looks as though she's up against an unbeatable opponent.

The trial involves the murder of Gus Marchand, a hard-working, God-fearing man who was found dead on his kitchen floor. Without any real evidence linking him to the crime, the locals cast their suspicions towards Alex Feldman, Marchand's hideously deformed neighbor. At the request of a fellow attorney, Barbara agrees to defend him.

But another suspect is the high school principal, Hilde Franz, who'd had a contretemps with the dead man earlier that week. He had threatened to have her investigated and Hilde was seen near Marchand's property around the time of his death, giving police both a motive and an opportunity for murder. Hilde also happens to be an old friend of Barbara's father, Frank, so naturally, he's going to defend her.

Will Barbara have to square off against the man who taught her all she knows?

Desperate Measures is vintage Kate Wilhelm... which is to say, it's a page-turning delight.


Blackwell North Amer
The trial involves the murder of Gus Marchand, a hard-working, God-fearing man who was found dead on his kitchen floor. Without any real evidence linking him to the crime, the locals cast their suspicions toward Alex Feldman, Marchand's hideously deformed neighbor. At the request of a fellow attorney, Barbara agrees to defend him.
But another suspect is the high-school principal, Hilde Franz, who'd had a contretemps with the dead man earlier that week. He had threatened to have her investigated and Hilde was seen near Marchand's property around the time of his death, giving police both a motive and an opportunity for murder. Hilde also happens to be an old friend of Barbara's father, Frank, so naturally, he's going to defend her.
Will Barbara have to square off against the man who taught her all she knows?

Baker
& Taylor

Defense attorney Barbara Holloway finds herself pitted against her own father when they are hired to defend the two prime suspects in the murder of a pillar of the community--one a deformed young man who lives nearby, and the other the high-school principal who had a quarrel with the victim just prior to his death. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, [2001]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780312276638
031227663X
9781551669076
1551669072
Branch Call Number: Mystery WILHELM K
Characteristics: 387 pages ; 25 cm

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