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After ten years as the prosecuting attorney for Iron Cliffs County, Paul Biegler was defeated by Mitchell Lodwick and is now struggling to make his way as a defense attorney. It seems like an open and shut case when he is called to defend an Army lieutenant whose wife was raped and beaten and who then shot and killed the rapist in front of a dozen witnesses. Biegler seizes the only chance – persuading the jury that Lt. Manion was acting on an ‘irresistible impulse’ – that he was legally insane. To do so, Biegler must pick his way through a maze of Michigan politics, deeply hidden secrets, jealousies, a reluctant Army, and a hot shot attorney general up from Lansing. Upon this case rests not only Lt. Manion’s freedom, but Biegler’s whole future as a defense attorney.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall