Billy Strobe by John Martel
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Billy Strobe had always dreamed of becoming a lawyer like his father, the best criminal defense attorney in Oklahoma, until alcoholism, allegations of fraud, and a suicide on the eve of his imprisonment ended Joe Strobe’s life. But not Billy’s dream. Haunted by his belief in his father’s innocence, Billy is determined to become a lawyer, to uncover the truth, and to clear his father’s name. His ambition and intelligence carry him to the top of his class at law school, but a college stock market scam goes south and lands him in a high-security prison serving three to five years. Undaunted, Billy earns protection in prison by becoming a jailhouse lawyer, and winning the friendship of Darryl Orton, a soft-spoken but courageous lifer whom Billy soon believes was framed for a murder he didn’t commit.

Upon his release, Billy immediately gets to work clearing the names of the two men he respects most in life. But things are not as they seem, and Billy’s dual quest for justice will lead him to into high level conspiracies and vicious murders, ultimately forcing him to choose between loyalty and the safety of himself and a woman his has come to love.

About John Martel

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JOHN MARTEL is an ex-U.S. Air Force pilot, a lawyer in the San Francisco firm of Farella Braun + Martel, and a veteran of more than one hundred trials (with only four losses). He has been hailed by the National Law Journal as one of the top ten trial lawyers in America. He is the bestselling author of The Alternate, Partners, Conflicts of Interest, and Billy Strobe.
Published March 9, 2012 by BookBaby. 544 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Not being a guy who likes to rest on his laurels, he gives himself a few extra tasks on top of the usual massive workload of a first-year lawyer: get Darryl Orton out of jail and clear the name of his, Billy’s, own father, a renowned defense lawyer who, accused of corruption, committed suicide wh...

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