The "code of silence" remains sacred in Charlestown, one of the most historic yet insular neighborhoods of Boston. Gangster Billy Malone stand accused of killing Trevor Shea, a suspected FBI informant, with a potent dose of heroin.
Prosecutor Annie Fitzgerald must crack the infamous code of silence and battle seasoned criminal defense attorney Buddy Clancy, who unleashes reasonable doubt with his penetrating cross-examinations.
The trial explodes into a high-energy race to justice when Annie's chief witness is killed, jurors defy their instructions, and FBI cover-ups obscure the truth. While the jurors are deliberating, Annie discovers incriminating evidence against the Malones.
Time is of the essence...but will justice prevail? Former prosecutor Margaret McLean combines the best of John Grisham's legal thrillers and Dennis Lehane's Boston crime novels in Under Oath.
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In “Under Oath,” characters and plot details and settings all collide into one another, with only a surface understanding of the events a possibility.Read Full Review of Under Oath
No matter how clever the dialogue, such plays are essentially static and rapidly grow boring.Read Full Review of Under Oath
Margaret McLean's Under Oath is without a doubt a page turner.Read Full Review of Under Oath
The scenes in Charlestown are mind-boggling and the justice system is put on trial covering the questions that exist in the legal system today.Read Full Review of Under Oath
If you're looking for a courtroom thriller with interesting characters and plenty of suspense, I highly recommend Under Oath.Read Full Review of Under Oath
The courtroom scenes are superb while the streets of Charlestown add to this wonderful legal thriller.Read Full Review of Under Oath
There are a wealth of seedy characters that provide grit and grime to the story line.Read Full Review of Under Oath
Only a former prosecutor could write scenes like these with such accuracy, and McLean's experience shines through.Read Full Review of Under Oath
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