The Prosecution

The ProsecutionMAY CONTAIN SPOILERS.Knock out mystery with interesting emotional entanglements for the protagonist, defense Joseph Antonelli.He learns, way after the fact, that his able representation of a past client who s found not guilty at trial for serious crimes he did commit causes consequences for others, including way down the line, for Antonelli himself.This is the 1st in the Antonelli series I read it second after The Defense but it is my Buffa favorite. In this follow up to The Defense, Joseph Anttonelli returns to the courtroom, this time, as a special prosecutor I actually read this one twice the first time, it was the only D.W Buffa book we had in the NLS collection, and I had no idea it was part of a series Sidenote for my fellow blind readers The rest of the series is available o audio this book is only available in braille.After leaving the practice of law at the end of The Defense, Joseph Antonelli has retreated to the home left to him upon the death of his friend Judge Leopold Rifkin Feeling as though he shouldn t practicce law anymorre, he has becomee isolated, living with his books and not much else A friend finally convinces him to come out of retirement when it is learned that an assistant D.A may have hirred a hit man tto kill his wife so he can be with the other D.A he truly lovves and now, that hit man, who has been busted for other crimes, is rready to talk Now on the other side of the council table, Antonelli prosecutes the case While this is going on, the wife of one of his best friends is accused of murder, but did she do it, or did her husband It s also up to Antonelli to prove her innocence Will he win You decide.Another page turner by Buffa worth reading. Superstar Defense Attorney Joseph Antonelli Comes Out Of Retirement Not To Defend But To Prosecute His Job Will Be To Send A Deputy District Attorney To Death Row For A Murder For Hire But In A Torrid Case Of Violence, Adultery, And Betrayal, Lies Compound Lies And Finally One Murder Leads To Another Suddenly Antonelli Knows In This Case The Wheels Of Justice Are Warped By Money And Power This book still leaves me slightly uncertain about what really happened and I m not sure if that s unsettling or really cool I like this whole Joseph Antonelli series, because Antonelli isn t a perfect protagonist instead he has a whole slew of personal failings that at first make you dislike him, but after you get to know him you realize that he is a product of the legal system and that is really the whole point A lawyer s job is to win cases This lawyer is as much a shark as any of them, but he has intermittent pangs of remorse or could it be regret about things he has to do The Prosecution is the second book in the series, where Antonelli a defense criminal defense lawyer has to play a prosecutor in a case that he only takes as a favor to a friend There are several strange plot twists that continually turn the tables and make yet another person seem the most reprehensible party, until you really are unsure who to point the finger at.All the books I ve read so far by Buffa raise serious questions about our legal system and how easily justice can be diverted or manipulated Obviously these are works of fiction, but its not too hard to see how similar circumstances play out every day in real life After all, the word is that Buffa became an author because he was so disgusted by being an attorney I don t know if that is truth or lore, but if it were true it would explain why his protagonist second guesses and challenges his own actions, both bemoaning and celebrating cases he wins but shouldn t have. This was another disappointment I actually enjoyed the first third of the book It is a legal thriller, and I found it quite satisfying enough pillorying of the rich to make me happy But Buffa wove together to separate trials, and this felt so forced and so abrupt too little time was spent on each He also didn t make the protagonist very likable or interesting, and none of the characters really stood out, except for one person who was brought down Unfortunate I won t be reading any other books by this author. Joseph Antonelli is coaxed out of retirement by a judge, an old friend, who has learned of a charge against the current chief deputy D.A that he had had his wife killed The confessed killer, offered the testimony that he had been hired to kill her in return for a reduced sentence.We ll forget details of the plot, or should I say plots, since there are really two distinct story lines, tied together only by Antonelli s friendship with the judge As is usual in books like this, each story has a little twist at the end that serves to expand our understanding of Antonelli s character as he plays both sides of the fence in this one.Buffa really knows how to write courtroom dialog Those sections are very hard to put down Antonelli s ruminations might prove distracting for those who wish a linear story that moves without pause, but I find it s always nice to stop a while and smell the roses. I finali I finali di Buffa da soli valgono le 5 stelle Come riesce a sovvertire le cose pi di una volta, come ti fa vedere le sottili sfaccettature dei personaggi E poi come ti spiega le sottigliezze anche morali di legge e giustiziaHo mentito ho mentito col mio silenzio Ho fatto credere a tutti qualcosa che non era vero Che importanza ha se non sono colpevole di falsa testimonianza I read the book in Dutch De speciale aanklager.Twee sterren Dat heeft waarschijnlijk niet met de schrijfstijl van de auteur of het verhaal te maken maar meer met mij Ik houd niet zo van rechtbankthrillers, maar iemand liet hem voor mij achter en dus las ik hem Ik vond het te verwarrend, de hoofdpersoon erg onsympathiek en het bevestigde voor mij dat de wet niet het recht is en dat het recht vaak krom is. Never read this author back in the 90 s when the market was saturated with legal thrillers It was entertaining but I think the author tried to cram too many plot threads into one book The main character tries two murder cases back to back in the book The author should have just stuck with the first case and maybe expanded on it a bit The second murder came out of left field and really didn t seem to have to do anything with the main case The author expresses some cynicism about the legal profession, which I can appreciate, but he goes too far in basically painting the judicial system and the district attorney s office as corrupt and criminal I didn t realize this was the second in a series but I don t think it mattered. Good characters, good story telling, but why the first case Had nothing to do with anything.

D.W Buffa full name Dudley W Buffa was born in San Francisco and raised in the Bay Area After graduation from Michigan State University, he studied under Leo Strauss, Joseph Cropsey and Hans J Morgenthau at the University of Chicago where he earned both an M.A and a Ph D in political science He received his J.D degree from Wayne State University in Detroit Buffa was a criminal defense

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • The Prosecution
  • D.W. Buffa
  • English
  • 10 October 2019
  • 9780449006900

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