Line of Vision by David Ellis

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A courtroom thriller about obsession, betrayal, and delicious revenge-all told by a mesmerizing and confident new writer of suspense.

Marty Kalish is a young man suffocating in the heat of an affair with a married woman named Rachel. When Rachel's husband disappears one night, Marty is one of the first to be questioned. With few likely suspects, the police arrest him for murder. We know Marty was outside their home that night. We know he has a motive. We know he's guilty of something. But is it murder? Everything we learn-about Marty as a man, his affair with Rachel, and the night in question-comes from Marty himself. We want him to be innocent, but the more he tells us, the more we fear he is guilty. And as the twists and turns of the plot unfold, we can't be completely sure.

David Ellis's masterful debut is one of the most compulsively readable tales of courtroom intrigue in years.
 

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David Ellis is an author who won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel for Line of Vision. He has also published several other books such as: Life Sentence, Jury of One, In the Company of Liars, and Eye of the Beholder. In 2009, The Hidden Man debuted Daveżs new series character, Jason Kolarich. The Hidden Man was nominated for the L.A. Times Book Prize and Barry Award. His second Jason Kolarich novel, Breach of Trust, was based in part on the scandal involving impeached Governor Rod Blagojevich and was recently released in paperback as well. Daveżs new Jason Kolarich novel, The Wrong Man, was released on June 28, 2012. In addition, Guilty Wives, Daveżs first novel co-authored with best-seller James Patterson, was released on March 26, 2012. Itżs an international thriller about four frustrated wives who vacation in Monte Carlo and wind up being the most wanted criminals in French history. As a lawyer, Dave prosecuted and convicted Governor Rod Blagojevich in the Impeachment trial before the Illinois Senate. He currently serves as Special Counsel to the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives. He has argued dozens of cases at the trial and appellate levels, specializing in constitutional law.
 
Published February 19, 2001 by Putnam Adult. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics. Fiction

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One minute Marty Kalish was standing outside Rachel Reinardt’s den, enjoying the striptease she always performed for him Thursday nights;

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I loved the way that Ellis threw in twists here and there that completely catch the reader of guard, and make you go “What?!” I found myself cheering for Marty in court, even though I knew that I should not be.

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