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Defending Jacob : a novel

Author: William Landay
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: His fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student. Every  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Mystery fiction
Legal stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Landay
ISBN: 9780385344227 0385344228 9780345527592 0345527593
OCLC Number: 709890466
Description: 421 p. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: William Landay.

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Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: His fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student. Every parental instinct Andy has rallies to protect his boy. Jacob insists that he is innocent, and Andy believes him. Andy must. He is his father. But as damning facts and shocking revelations surface, as a marriage threatens to crumble and the trial intensifies, as the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own, between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he has tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive.

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