Man Who Changed His Plea by E. Phillips Oppenheim

Man Who Changed His Plea

byE. Phillips Oppenheim

Kobo ebook | March 14, 2015

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In the courtroom of Lord Malladene, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Richard Lebur stands accused of murdering his lover's lover. Lebur is convinced to change his plea to guilty to avoid a death sentence. At the last minute, as he is being taken to jail, he shouts out that he is innocent.

Six years later, Martin Campbell Brockenhurst, a policeman who has become wealthy, returns to London and, convinced that Lebur is innocent, he takes up the case. Brockenhurst is in love with Lebur's wife, the beautiful painter Diana.

This novel by Oppenheim is a mixture of the modern sensibility and the Victorian. There is more violence, scenes of abuse, and psychological anguish than in most of his writings. On the other hand, the moral dilemma of the leading characters is strictly 19th century. The character of the debonair, worldly, sophisticated, knowledgeable, connoisseur of wine and women, and defender of the law, is clearly drawn in this precursor to James Bond, and other modern heroes.

Title:Man Who Changed His PleaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 14, 2015Publisher:Consumer Oriented Ebooks PublisherLanguage:English

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