High Crimes

High Crimes

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Baker & Taylor
High-profile attorney and Harvard Law professor Claire Heller Chapman puts her career on the line to defend her husband after he is revealed to be a former secret operative for the U.S. government and is arrested for an unspeakable atrocity committed some thirteen years earlier

Blackwell North Amer
HONOR YOUR WIFE.
SERVE YOUR COUNTRY.
CONCEAL THE TRUTH.

Do you ever really know the person you married?

Claire Heller Chapman, a Harvard Law School professor and a high-powered attorney, has just attained a national reputation for her work on several high-profile cases. Her second husband, Tom Chapman, is a successful moneymanager who adores Claire and her six-year-old daughter. They live in a beautiful house and lead a glamorous and happy life.

Then a random burglary turns their world upside down. A routine police investigation reveals that Tom is not who he says he is. He never attended the college he said he did. He once had a different name. He once was, Claire learns, a secret operative for the U.S. government. When he is suddenly arrested and put on trial for a crime he insists he didn't commit -- an unspeakable atrocity carried out thirteen years ago -- she puts her reputation on the line to defend him. The case is tried in a top-secret court-martial conducted by the Pentagon, in which all the evidence is classified, and the rules are unlike any Claire has ever known.

She struggles to work within the system, passionately trying to believe in Tom's innocence, even as all the evidence seems to indicate that her husband is a cold-blooded murderer.

MURDER IN THE LINE OF DUTY
A MARRIAGE IN THE LINE OF FIRE

A Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club

Baker
& Taylor

High-profile attorney and Harvard Law professor Claire Heller Chapman puts her career on the line to defend her husband, Tom Chapman, after he is revealed to be a former secret operative for the U.S. government and is arrested for an unspeakable atrocity committed some thirteen years earlier. By the author of The Zero Hour. 150,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c1998
ISBN: 9780688149628
0688149626
Branch Call Number: F FIN
Characteristics: 341 p. ; 25 cm

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redworc
Aug 16, 2016

Another good story although you just knew it wasn't over when the 'happy ending' was reached.

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sacamp
Aug 16, 2011

Great ending.

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