From award-winning author Rose Connors comes her most suspenseful and provocative novel yet, featuring Cape Cod defense attorney Martha (Marty) Nickerson.
What does a lawyer do when she discovers her client may be a liar, or worse? What are her legal and ethical obligations? And what happens when the client insists on representing himself in court? Marty Nickerson struggles with these morally ambiguous legal issues as she defends two men who are surely guilty-or are they?
In a story line that echoes recent history, Charles Kendrick, a senior U.S. senator and family man, is a suspect in the disappearance of his young female staffer. A multistate manhunt is already underway, and D.A. Gerald Schilling is pressuring Kendrick for an interview, which his lawyer-Marty-doesn't want to grant. At the same time, Marty and her law partner and lover, Harry Madigan, are preparing the defense of a man accursed of murdering a priest. Both defendants are lying, but to whom? And can their actions be justified?
Marty and Harry must confront the law in all its maddening complexity, battling for and against their own cagey clients in order to see justice served. False Testimony reinforces Rose Connors' reputation for stylish, page-turning legal drama at its very best.