The Legacy by D. W. Buffa

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A young black student is on trial for the murder of a hot-shot California senator. The student claims he is innocent, but all the evidence indicates otherwise. Joseph Antonelli leaves his Oregon law practice to put up a case for the defence. He soon discovers a world of deceit, betrayal and naked ambition.

About D. W. Buffa

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D. W. Buffa served as a defense attorney for 10 years. He has a doctorate in political science from the University of Chicago & currently lives in Napa, California, where he is at work on his next book.
Published January 1, 2002 by Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited. 448 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Crime, History. Fiction

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Like Buffa's other legal thrillers starring Portland, Ore., attorney Joseph Antonelli (The Judgment, etc.), this one has a first-class premise: a U.S. senator has been shot and killed in his car in San Francisco, and a young black man, wounded by the police while apparently trying to escape the s...

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Book Reporter

This, perhaps, accounts for the change of scenery in THE LEGACY, the fourth of Buffa's novels concerning Antonelli.

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Entertainment Weekly

When an ambitious, corrupt California senator is murdered in San Francisco, a brilliant but naive Oregon lawyer takes on the defense of the poor African American unjustly accused of the crime.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Buffa disappoints with this novel after having written a powerhouse novel with The Judgment .

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Reviewing the Evidence

The story is narrated in the first person from the point of view of Antonelli yet there are uneasy segues as scenes, which Antonelli did not witness, are described in minute detail in the third person.

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