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Double Jeopardy

byWilliam Bernhardt

Mass Market Paperback | June 1, 1996

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--The Armchair Detective
When mobster Al Moroconi is charged with orchestrating a heinous crime against a young woman, the first defense attorney on the case mysteriously disappears. Now, Travis Byrne--a smart Dallas cop who recently traded his badge for a law degree--is appointed by a federal judge to speak for the defense.
But just as the trial is getting under way, Moroconi shoots his way out of court custody, steals a car, and vanishes into the Dallas underworld--taking Travis's reputation with him. Suddenly the FBI is after Travis for a murder he didn't commit. The mob wants to kill him for a secret hit list he doesn't have. Running for his life, Travis comes to a horrifying realization: the charge against Moroconi is just a cover for something much bigger and more foul....
"Two lawyers on the lam from the mob, the cops, and the FBI move this tale through Dallas neighborhoods and corrupt institutions faster than a hanging judge can bang a gavel. . . . This novel proves as engaging as Bernhardt's earlier work, with its appealing pair of heroes."
--Publishers Weekly
"A straight-ahead thriller . . . A fun ride."
--Tulsa World
William Bernhardt is the author of more than twenty novels, including Primary Justice, Murder One, Criminal Intent, Death Row, Capitol Murder, Capitol Threat, Capitol Conspiracy, and Nemesis. He is one of fewer than a dozen recipients of the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award given “in recognition of an outstanding body of work ...
Title:Double JeopardyFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 6.86 × 4.16 × 1.08 inPublished:June 1, 1996Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0345397843

ISBN - 13:9780345397843

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fairly light read PLOT OR PREMISE: Travis Byrne is having a hard time. He traded his badge for a law degree and now most cops hate him. His courtroom opponent thinks he's scum since he switched sides. And to prove her point, he's just been appointed lawyer for Al Moroconi -- all-round scumbag with mob ties. . WHAT I LIKED: Then Al breaks out of prison, shooting a guard in the process, and starts gunning for his lawyer who he thinks hasn't done enough to help him. Add in the mob and some crooked FBI agents, and this story gets complicated real fast. . WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: It has the feel of a fish-out-of-water TV-movie and never quite pays off. . DISCLOSURE: I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow him on social media.
Date published: 2016-03-27

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Assigned to defend Al Moroconi, a Dallas mobster on trial for murdering a young woman, policeman-turned-defense attorney Travis Byrne finds himself on the run from the mob and the FBI. By the author of Cruel Justice. Reprint. PW.