Cecil, Henry Independent Witness
Chicago Academy Chicago Publishers, Limited 1989 089733325x / 9780897333252 First Printing Mass Market Paperback Fine
A bright, tight, attractive copy.
"When a motorcyclist hits his car broadside, Michael Barnes, Member of Parliament, leaves the scene of the accident. Later on, he has second thoughts about what he id and he reports the incident to the police. Although Barnes was innocent of any wrongdoing in the actual cause of the accident, he is prosecuted. Worse yet, many observers who had been in the vicinity of the mishap are prepared to testify against him. All the action in this superb 'trial procedural' takes place inside the courtroom. In a series of cross-examinations, lawyers attempt to find a truly independent witness. The varied testimony elicited is often hilarious, sometimes sad, frequently crazy and almost always contradictory. Even though it involves no murder, this is a classic mystery novel which probes the ever-baffling puzzle of how differently different people perceive the same phenomenon."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall