Judge Anthony Carasco has a problem. He loves a beautiful prostitute named Stacey, who he has set up in her own apartment. But he can’t let his rich wife divorce him over his affair. He wants to keep her trust fund money for himself. His solution is an immensely complicated murder for hire scheme. But has he tied up his patsy in too tight of a bow for the police to believe it? It’s A Matter of Life and Death for his fall guy, Joe Lattimer, a professional boxer down on his luck. Only with Robin Lockwood as his attorney does Joe have any hope of avoiding the death penalty.
Just when you think you have the whole plot figured out, wham there is another twist thrown in! The courtroom scenes are intense. I read this in a single evening because I couldn’t put down. A Matter of Life and Death is the best legal thriller I have read in a while. 5 stars and a favorite!
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.