The Judgment

The Judgment

Book - 2001
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When Judge Calvin Jeffries becomes the first sitting judge to be murdered while serving in office, charismatic criminal defense attorney Joseph Antonelli finds himself smack in the middle of a riveting case. As he works through the intricacies of a homicide audacious enough to strike at the heart of justice, the ensuing investigation and trial reveal a deadly trail of evil, shattered lives, and revenge. While challenging traditional notions of crime and punishment, the novel also calls into question the very principles of our judicial system and marks the breakthrough of a master storyteller. D.W. Buffas The Defense (Henry Holt, 1997) received great praise and grossed more than 40,000 hardcover copies. The Prosecution (Henry Holt, 1999) was also lauded by critics and garnered equally impressive sales.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c2001.
ISBN: 9780446527378
Branch Call Number: BUFF
Characteristics: 418p. 24cm.


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Mar 28, 2014

This is the third book in Buffa's Joseph Antonelli series. I didn't think it would be better than the first two, but it is. I couldn't put it down. I love the courtroom scenes, Antonelli draws the jury in, is so quick witted and such a great strategist as well as a superb judge of people. His character demonstrates the ability to use psychology during a legal argument and excels in the art of persuasion. Some of the social issues he covers in this book: homelessness, corruption, mental illness, the idea of what exactly is "normal" and more. It's another must read for D.W. Buffa fans. Excellent book!


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