A Cure for Night : A Novel (Paperback)

Author: Peacock, Justin

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A Washington Post Best Book of the Year
Edgar Nominee-
Best First Novel
Joel Deveraux is a rising star at a white-shoe law firm in Manhattan. But after a drug-related scandal costs him his job and nearly his law license, he slides down the corporate ladder to the Booklyn Defenders office. He arrives just in time for a high profile murder case, where he is assigned to work with the tough and savvy Myra Goldstein. With pressure from their boss and interest from the tabloids, they take on the defense of a black pot dealer from the projects who is charged with the murder of a white college student. Joel quickly learns that urban criminal law is a form of combat where the best story wins-but who''s telling the truth and who''s lying are matters of life and death.


Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780767929417
SKU 211417779
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0767929411
Release Date 10/6/2009
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.8H x 5.25L x 0.7T
"By any measure, this one's a winner." (Starred review.)
"[Lawyer-turned-writer is] a fine tradition, and Peacock makes a discerning choice of mentor. He forgoes the flashier precincts of John Grisham, where all is conspiracy and the legalese is leavened with bombs and gunplay, and heads toward Scott Turow country, where characters get enmeshed in the murky, moral corners of the actual law."
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Annotation Kicked out of his fancy Manhattan law firm for a sex-and-drugs scandal, Joel Deveraux takes a job with the public defender's office in Brooklyn. Joel, a generally dissatisfied antihero type, finally lands a good case working with his hot co-worker. The situation resurrects some old demons as they investigate what happened to the white student killed in a rough neighborhood and how to get the defendant, a young drug dealer, off the hook. A CURE FOR NIGHT was nominated for the 2009 Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author.
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