Once more, bestselling author Joseph T. Klempner combines thrills, vivid characters, and a plot that leaves the reader breathless.
A Lincoln Navigator carries three well-dressed people through the barren New Jersey salt flats. The trip is uncomfortable but necessary. Their target has no phone, certainly no email, and never answers his mail. But August Jorgenson is no country bumpkin. Before retiring, he was one of the most famous judges in the country, and only opinions like his fierce opposition to the death penalty kept him from a seat on the Supreme Court.
Now his visitors, from a reality show called Trial TV, have come to enlist his aid. They are excited about an idea they have that promises to strike a serious blow against the death penalty (and boost their ratings past those of Court TV).
The judge agrees to help. But as he digs into the facts of the case he becomes their enemy - an enemy who must be removed as a serious threat to their plans.
When his first novel, Felony Murder, was published, Publishers Weekly called Klempner "a writer to watch." Now, Klempner is better than ever - that rare novelist with both an insider's knowledge of the world he writes about, and a talent for intelligent, compelling storytelling.
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About the Author
Joseph T. Klempner is a criminal defense attorney. He was formerly an undercover agent for the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and a legal aid attorney. He lives in Upstate New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When Judge Jorgenson retired from the bench he was hearing cases in the Fourth Circuit Federal Court. He never was considered for nomination as a Supreme Court justice because he was vehemently against the death penalty and was strongly pro-choice. He hasn¿t tried a case for thirty-three years so he¿s considerably surprised when Trial TV attorneys ask him to work a case before the Supreme Court. They want him to be their mouthpiece because he¿s regarded by the people as a man of principles and honor. Those very principles force him to investigate the case of an autistic man that he is asked to represent. Boyd Davies can¿t speak or socially interact with anyone but he is brilliant at drawing pictures and it is this talent that leads the judge to believe that instead of arguing against the death penalty, his clients should seek a new trial. The higher ups at Trial TV have plans of their own and will go to extreme lengths to see them carried out. FOGBOUND is a chilling thriller because the scenario seems so plausible. The octogenarian protagonist is smart, lives an active life and endears himself to the audience with his boyish enthusiasm. Joseph T. Klempner is a terrific storyteller who writes about human strengths and frailties within a legal thriller. This novel is a powerful indictment against the death penalty and after reading FOGBOUND, one can understand why. Harriet Klausner