Martel, John The Alternate
New York Dutton 1999 0739404814 / 9780739404812 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket
Illustrated by Hasselberger, Richard [cover]
Spine slightly slanted, corners somewhat bumped. DJ shows very slight shelfwear. A bright, attractive copy.
"In her palatial Pacific Heights mansion, Lara Ashford, former beauty queen and wife of an ex-congressman, lies dead. Her husband, Elliot, stands accused. From all over San Francisco, cops and investigators lawyers and politicians are being drawn into the most controversial case to hit the area in years Grace Harris and Barrett Dickson are the two attorneys caught in the fray. The trial will soon turn them into adversaries in the courtroom, while they find themselves dangerously close to each other outside it. As the D.A. tries to hide his own secrets and beautiful ex-soap-opera star takes center stage, the innocent jury is about to be caught in the crossfire. Because behind the headlines and the politics, another player has entered the game: one with a front-row seat and a history of madness and murder."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall