Tenacious investigator Dana Cutler must take down a charismatic and diabolical lawyer before he can pull off the perfect crime in this powerhouse thriller from New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin.
Charles Benedict--magnetic criminal defense lawyer, amateur illusionist, and professional hit man--and private investigator Dana Cutler are on a collision course set in motion by Benedict's greatest sleight of hand yet: framing a millionaire for the murder of his much younger wife.
Ten years ago, Horace Blair fell in love with Carrie, the prosecutor during his DUI trial. After a torrid courtship, he persuaded her to marry him and to sign a prenuptial agreement guaranteeing her twenty million dollars if she remained faithful during the first ten years of their marriage. The week before their tenth anniversary, Carrie disappears, and Horace is charged with her murder. Desperate to clear his name, the millionaire hires one of D.C.'s most brilliant and ruthless defense attorneys--Charles Benedict.
Meanwhile, private investigator Dana Cutler is in the Pacific Northwest on the trail of a stolen relic, a gold scepter dating back to the Ottoman Empire. Hitting a dead end, she returns to Virginia, perplexed and disappointed--and straight into the twisting case of Horace and Carrie Blair.
It's the perfect crime, unless Dana Cutler can conjure a few tricks of her own to take down a cunning psychopath and expose his diabolical plot--before he can work his deadly magic on her.
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$a 9780062069917 (hbk.) : $c $27.00
$b Harpercollins, Keystone Industrial Park, Scranton, PA, USA, 18512 $n SAN 200-2086
$y 201302201327 $z mkhan
$a M$K $c M$K $d BTCTA $d EGM $d WIM $d UPZ
$a FIC Margolin
$a Margolin, Phillip.
$a Sleight of hand : $b a novel of suspense / $c Phillip Margolin.
$a New York, N. Y. : $b HarperCollins $c 2013.
$a 309 p. ; $c 23 cm.
$a While on the trail of a stolen relic, P.I. Dana Cutler is called back to Virginia where she must stop Charles Benedict, a criminal defense lawyer, amateur illusionist and professional hit man, from framing a millionaire for the murder of his much younger wife.
$a A Mar13-CP
$a Murder $v Fiction.
$a Psychopaths $v Fiction.
$a Suspense fiction.
$a Suspense fiction. $2 gsafd
$a C0 $b ZQP
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