Juror #3

Juror #3

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Ruby Bozarth, a newcomer to Rosedale, Mississippi, is also fresh to the Mississippi Bar -- and to the docket of Circuit Judge Baylor, who taps Ruby as defense counsel in a racially charged felony. The murder of a woman from one of the town's oldest families has Rosedale's upper crust howling for blood, and the prosecutor is counting on Ruby's inexperience to help him deliver a swift conviction. Ruby's client is an African American college football star who has returned home after a career-ending injury, and she is determined to build a defense that will stick. She finds help in unexpected quarters from Suzanne, a hard-charging attorney armed to the teeth, and Shorty, a diner cook who knows more than he lets on. Ruby never belonged to the country-club set, but once she nearly married into it. As news breaks of a second murder, Ruby's ex-fiancé, Lee Greene, shows up on her doorstep -- a Southern gentleman in need of a savior. As lurid, intertwining investigations unfold, no one in Rosedale can be trusted, especially the twelve men and women impaneled on the jury. They may be hiding the most incendiary secret of all.
Publisher: New York :, Little Brown & Company,, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780316474122
0316474126
9780316419857
0316419850
Characteristics: 331 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Allen, Nancy (Lawyer),- Author
Alternative Title: Juror number three

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OPL_KrisC Oct 10, 2018

A suspenseful coming of age story for a new lawyer. I found the main character (Ruby) a tad annoying and feel that this is not James Patterson's strongest book.

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brianwalsh1948
Sep 29, 2018

Two good story lines with great character development. The main character is likeable and driven in a naive and sincere way. I hope these two authors combine for a follow up book on this character.

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mjk236sb
Sep 23, 2018

This was really two stories in one book. One story finished and they jumped right into the second story and they never were linked until the very end. Ruby was an interesting character defending two murder cases. Don't know if this will be a stand alone book or the first in a new series for Patterson, but it was worth your time and as is usual for his books reads fast. Enjoy.

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