Death's Witness by Paul Batista
A Novel

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"This well-crafted legal thriller has the feel of the real, because it was written by a first-rate lawyer who is also a very good writer." -Alan Dershowitz, author of Preemption: The Knife That Cuts Both Ways

Paul Batista, one of the country's foremost defense lawyers, has written the ultimate legal thriller with murder in its heart. When Tom Perini, a legendary Heisman Trophy winner turned criminal lawyer, is found brutally murdered in Central Park, his widow Julie not only must unravel the mysteries of her husband's secret double life, but survive long enough to discover the truth. A thriller and courtroom drama of corruption and greed so authentic it reads like tomorrow's headlines.

"A spectacular new addition to the legal thriller genre. Fast, smart and exciting, with richly drawn characters and a race-horse pace. Death's Witness is definitely a winner!"
-Jack Ford, anchor, Good Morning America

"A great read!"
-Fred Graham, anchor on Court TV and former CBS news correspondent
 

About Paul Batista

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Paul Batista, novelist and television personality, is one of the most widely known trial lawyers in the country. As a trial attorney, he specializes in federal criminal litigation. As a media figure, he is known for his regular appearances as guest legal commentator on a variety of television shows on Court TV, CNN, HLN, and WNBC. He also appeared in the HBO movie, You Don't Know Jack, starring Al Pacino. A prolific writer, he authored the leading treatise on the primary federal antiracketeering statute, Civil RICO Practice Manual, which is now in its third edition (Wiley & Sons, 1987; Wolters Kluwer, 2008). He has written articles for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the National Law Journal. His debut novel, Death’s Witness, was awarded a Silver Medal by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). Batista is a graduate of Bowdoin College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and Cornell Law School. He’s proud to have served in the United States Army.
 
Published October 1, 2006 by Sourcebooks Landmark. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Crime. Fiction

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When the FBI makes a move to seize all of Tom’s personal papers, Julie appeals to his partner and friend, Vincent Sorrentino, a standup attorney leading Fonseca’s defense team.

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With the aid of Vincent Sorrentino, a defense attorney representing a co-defendant in the trial Perini was involved in, Julia finds that she and her loved ones are in terrible danger, and that the only way to protect herself and her family is to discover the secrets that her husband hid from her ...

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