"Realistic legal thriller"
Even a gangster deserves a proper legal defense and Shel
Gold agrees with that principle when he agrees to represent
his childhood friend Ben Friedman on a murder charge. Shel
and his associate Mairead O'Clare manage to convince the
jury that their client is innocent but during the testimony
and the reading of the verdict, JUROR NUMBER ELEVEN
constantly stares at Mairead.
When that same Juror Conchita calls Mairead to visit
her at her home on a matter unrelated to the trial, the
lawyer reluctantly agrees. When she arrives at the home,
she find Chita's lifeless body hanging from a rope. The
police rule it a homicide and when they find the victim
deposited $10,000 in cash into her savings account, they
think that Ben tampered with a juror and then killed her to
keep from talking. When Ben is charged with Chita's
murder, Shel and his associate must find the actual killer
if they hope to gain a second acquittal for their client.
JUROR NUMBER ELEVEN is a very realistic legal thriller
starring characters it is very easy to like. Readers get
to see what is involved in preparing for trial and what is
involved in presenting a case. It is even effortless to
like the self-admitted gangster because the reader feels
the police and the district attorney's office are using his
reputation against him, making seem like a scapegoat.
Terry Devane is a new and shining light in the legal
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 10, 2002