After Dark: A Novel by Phillip MargolinAfter Dark: A Novel by Phillip Margolin

After Dark: A Novel

byPhillip Margolin

Mass Market Paperback | May 2, 1996

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Gone, But Not Forgotten rocketed Phillip Margolin into the select company of million-selling novelists. Here he displays again the same genius for best-selling suspense in another intricate, breathtaking thriller of multiple murder in the legal community of the Pacific Northwest.

Laura Rizzati, a law clerk for Oregon Supreme Court Justice Robert Griffen, is found slain late one night in the deserted courthouse. Her office is ransacked—but nothing seems to be missing. There are no suspects and no clues.

The following month Griffen himself is killed by a car bomb in the driveway of his Portland home. This time, though, there is a suspect: in a shocking turn of events, Abigail Griffen, star prosecutor in the Multnomah County District Attorney's office and estranged wife of Justice Griffen, is charged with first degree murder.

With the same gripping suspense that drove Gone, But Not Forgotten onto the bestseller lists, this is a complex legalthriller with a truly startling ending.
Phillip Margolin was a practicing criminal defense attorney for twenty-five years, has tried many highprofile cases and has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. His previous novels are Heartstone, The Last Innocent Man, Gone, but Not Forgotten, After Dark, and The Burning Man. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and two child...
Title:After Dark: A NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 6.85 × 4.16 × 1.05 inPublished:May 2, 1996Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0553569082

ISBN - 13:9780553569087

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great legal thriller with one too many twists Phillip Margolin may never be accused of being the most detailed or atmospheric writer, but he does provide the reader with just the right amount of "legalese" in his law thrillers, a few nasty bad guys and a couple of good twists too to keep you engaged. I did feel, however, that he added one twist too many in this novel, and was more satisfied when it seemed like the novel ended at the 320 page mark. Margolin then added another turn in the plot, and I felt it didn't really fit with the character that it most affected/included. In fact, without trying to spoil the book, the person in question should have been smarter about what he/she did to create the turmoil, but wasn't.
Date published: 2013-03-02

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The first woman ever hired by legendary defense lawyer matthew Reynolds, Tracy Cavanaugh cuts her teeth on a horrifying crime--the car-bomb murder of Oregon Supreme Court Justice Robert Griffen. Reynold's client--and the chief suspect--is none other than the icy but celebrated prosecutor Abigail Griffen, the Justice's estranged wife