"Joseph Amiel's book stands head & shoulders above other popular 'legal' novels. A Question of Proof is brilliantly crafted from the opening line to the finale. It is the finest suspense novel I've read in years...entrancing. The outcome was a mystery to the last sentence. A masterpiece of suspense! ~Gregg Jarrett, Anchor Fox News Live, Court TV
"Joseph Amiel has another winner! A Question of Proof is a legal thriller, taut with suspense, you won't be able to put it down. ~Barry Reed, author of The Verdict and The Choice
From the Author
I had not looked inside the pages of any of my books since they were published; they sat on my office shelf as more or less part of the décor. I pulled down a copy of A Question of Proof. Quickly, recollection returned, and I remembered why the book had meant so much to me. A Question of Proof was my fifth novel, and both its writing and the end result had given me great joy. It was the book that had allowed me to marry fully my training as a lawyer with my passion to tell a compelling story. Also, the book's protagonist, Dan Lazar, contains more of me than any of my other characters.
Going back and reading the book turned out to be a gratifying experience. I found the story and the dark mystery at its heart gripping me. Apart from references to events in the book's earlier time frame, the story felt immediate, as if it was happening now, with many of the same problems facing people today that prevailed then. After much contemplation, I decided that moving the novel into the present and adding new material would provide the same immediacy experienced by my original readers. The result is the book you are about to read, which I believe is as exciting and compelling as when it was first published. I hope it gives you the pleasure that has always been my reason for writing.