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Juice: A Novel

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Length: 266 pages4 hours

Summary

A corporate executive stands accused of a terrible crime in this searing legal drama from the bestselling author of A Covenant with Death

The managing director of a popular West Coast television network, Joseph Harrison has everything a man could want: a successful career, a loving family, the promise of a bright and prosperous future. His life is one happy circumstance after another—until the fateful evening he gets behind the wheel after drinking three martinis and hits a pedestrian. Arraigned on charges of manslaughter, Harrison knows that his perfect world is lost forever.
 
But no one seems to think he should pay for his crime. Not the chairman of the network’s board of directors, who immediately hires a slick Hollywood attorney to defend Harrison. Not the eyewitnesses to the accident, whose testimonies suddenly change when they step inside the courtroom. Not even the judge, who is pressured by the powerful interests that stand behind the defendant. Only Harrison believes that he should face the consequences—but is he brave enough to proclaim his guilt when the entire system wants to declare him innocent?
 
A dramatic portrait of one man’s moral crisis and a blistering indictment of the influence of money and power in America, Juice is a masterful novel of suspense from one of the twentieth century’s most original and captivating authors.

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