When Francis Hollander, an American academic, accuses Sir James Digby QC, a baronet and leader of the Bar, of being a Soviet spy, Digby retains Ben Schroeder and his head of Chambers to represent him.
This is one of a series of legal thrillers set in the mid-1960s. The depiction of the social structure of the time and the professional structure of the Bar and its members is thought provoking. Within it, the author weaves three strands together: the establishment figure who appears to have been libelled, the main character, who is involved with a female solicitor an action that could cost him his career, and the defections of the Cambridge Spy ring. The narrative is thought-provoking and well written; the author highly experienced, well informed, and sufficiently skilled to transport his readers into an evolving legal situation.
Publication date: 23/04/2015
Publisher: Kamera Books
|Publication date:||23rd April 2015|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Political / legal thriller,|
Peter Murphy graduated from Cambridge University and spent a career in the law, as an advocate, teacher, and judge. He has worked both in England and the United States, and served for several years as counsel at the Yugoslavian War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague. Peter heralds from a predominantly Welsh family and spent a lot of time growing up in Wales. He has been a supporter of Welsh rugby ever since the glory days of the late 60s and early 70s. He has written six novels: two political thrillers about the US presidency, Removal and Test of Resolve; four ...More About Peter Murphy