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The novel begins in a San Francisco hotel room as Mary, now an NBC journalist, surveys the torn landscape of author Mark Ransom's apartment. Ransom is, or was, America's most eminent writer. As she tells the police, Ransom had uncovered new recorded evidence of an affair between a long-dead starlet and a now-sainted senator (shades of Marilyn Monroe and JFK). While Ransom and Mary were listening to the tapes, she claims, he tried to rape her and she killed him in self-defense. Mary turns to Paget to defend her in what becomes a complex case of missing and conflicting evidence. Old emotions are stirred between the two just as Paget begins to doubt Mary's innocence.
The suspense of Degree of Guilt is grounded in the twists and turns of the trial at the novel's center, but just as compelling is the emerging history of Mary and Paget, and Paget's struggles to keep his son out of the media frenzy surrounding his mother's case. As well, Patterson addresses the deeper ethical questions that face many lawyers as they decide which cases to take and which evidence to use. Capturing archetypal characters and situations, Degree of Guilt becomes a parable of American law. --Patrick O'Kelley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A wonderful story about a very sensitive subject, and how it plays into the murder of a prominent author , Patterson writes a complicated story with a humanist viewpoint, worth... Read morePublished 3 days ago by arthur d monty
As always and as expected, very good well written story by an excellent writer. Gripping to the very last pagePublished 19 days ago by Harry McKnight
My wife read it on my Kindle, first time she read an electronic book. Come to find out it was the second time she read the book, and she liked it the second time a LOT.Published 20 days ago by John Hubert
I HAD READ THIS BOOK BEFORE AND GOT IT FOR A FRIEND. I REALLY ENJOY RICHARD NORTH PATTERSON'S WRITING.Published 2 months ago by tapestry
Once again I was kept engrossed in this story. Most of the time I felt like I was there. Stayed up much of the night reading because I could not put it down
Some parts... Read more