Wild Justice (Paperback)
|Author: Phillip Margolin|
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Inside a cabin tucked away in the Oregon woods a grisly scene awaits investigating police. Arrested soon after for the heinous crime, Vincent Cardonia brilliant surgeon with a history of violence and drug abusehires Portland's top attorney, Frank Jaffe, to defend him against a seemingly insurmountable pile of evidence.
Jaffe's daughter, Amandaa young lawyer getting her first taste of criminal defensewonders whether she's representing an innocent man or using her considerable skills to set a monster free. Then Cardoni disappears under bizarre circumstances.
Four years later the slaughter begins again. But is it Cardoni plying his gruesome trade, or the work of another equally brilliant, equally inspired killer? And can Amanda and policeman Bobby Vasquez hunt the elusive maniac down before they themselves fall victim to a psychopath's terrible hunger?
Dr. Vincent Cardoni, a prominent surgeon, is charged with murder when several dead bodies are found whose vital organs have been professionally harvested by someone who knew what he was doing. The father-and-daughter legal team of Frank and Amanda Jaffe have been retained to defend Cardoni--but even though she gets him off, Amanda is sure he is guilty. Then Cardoni's severed hand is found at the scene of another murder that seems to be done by the same sadistic killer. The novel builds to a surprise ending that overturns everyone's assumptions.