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High Crimes: A Novel

3 Ratings: 1.3
Thriller by Joseph Finder

Finder's Zero Hour was a dynamite blockbuster, and his new work is slated for the same big marketing treatment. Cinematic qualities predominate as the dialog roles on page after page with taut give-and-take and sudden plot turns that leave little time … see full wiki

Author: Joseph Finder
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Orion
Date Published: September 2, 1999
1 review about High Crimes: A Novel

A Very Different and Excellent Thriller!

  • May 11, 2009
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I really enjoyed this different type of courtroom thriller. It focuses on a top flight criminal defense lawyer (Clair) being called upon to defend her husband (Tom) at a military court-marshall trial. All the cards are stacked against Clair and Tom, who happens not to be Tom but was secretly Ron. Tom/Ron was a covert government soldier who is accussed of massacaring 87 people in El Salvador.

Everything Clair knows about criminal law procedure and due process does not seem to work in the Court-Marshall where it appears that you are "guilty" until proven innocent.

The tension is tense and each time it appears that Clair has no chance she seems to pull a miracle. What adds to the tension is that even though it appears Tom/Ron is being framed, something still doesn't sit right. This book needs to be read all the way to the last paragraph to finally have all resolved. You could easily do that in one sitting even though the book is about 330 pages!

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