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Her Kind of Case

A Lee Isaacs, Esq. Novel

by Jeanne Winer

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Her Kind of Case by Jeanne Winer
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    Aug 2018, 320 pages

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In this first installment in a series, attorney Lee Isaacs faces one of the toughest cases of her career defending a teenage skinhead accused of murder.

Jeanne Winer's sophomore novel (after 2012's The Furthest City, also about a female lawyer) introduces readers to criminal defense attorney Lee Isaacs. After losing a huge case and about to turn 60, the lawyer is wondering if it's time to retire when she's approached by a woman whose nephew is accused of a heinous crime. "I've called around and the lawyers I spoke to thought this was your kind of case," the woman tells her. "Difficult, seemingly hopeless, emotionally draining cases that turn your hair silver," Lee interprets silently. Jeremy, a minor, is accused of taking part in a "boot party" planned by his much older skinhead friends, during which a gay man was stomped to death - something his aunt doesn't think he could possibly have done. Lee agrees to take the job, and so begins this page-turning courtroom drama.

Winer's writing is unrelentingly superb as the novel progresses, ...

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