A DEFENSE FOR THE DEAD by MICHAEL FREDRICKSON
The murderer is known as Van Gogh. Leaving a bloody trail
of bodies up and down the east coast, every one of the
serial killer's targets receives his gruesome signature:
the removal of the victim's right ear. After ten such
bodies, the FBI tracks him down and takes him out, putting
an end to an horrific mystery. For Boston attorney Jimmy
Morrissey, however, Van Gogh's death is only the beginning.
Jimmy Morrissey has problems of his own. His wife has
cancer, his practice is floundering, and his receptionist
is trying to use him as his own personal bodyguard. Things
only get worse when two FBI agents let him in on a chilling
piece of evidence found in Van Gogh's apartment: abeautiful
woman's headshot, with Morrisey's name and address on the
It isn't tool long before Morrissey realizes that he's been
sent a message from beyond thegrave. The tightly wrapped
Van Gogh case begins to unravel with every new detail Jimmy
uncovers, which could mean that a murderer is still at
large. But finding out the truth means taking on a client
that technically doesn't exist, living Jimmy Morrissey as
Defense for the Dead.
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