Sleight of Hand: A Barbara Holloway Mystery

By Kate Wilhelm
A Cedar House Audio Production
Read by Anna Fields

The Barbara Holloway Mysteries: Book 9

10.10 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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When a seemingly simple case turns complicated, respected attorney Barbara Holloway must rethink her game plan. Gregarious Las Vegas entertainer and ex-con Wally Lederer claims he’s turned his life around, but when Jay Wilkins, a childhood friend, accuses Wally of stealing a valuable artifact, it’s up to Barbara to ferret out the truth. Wally swears he’s innocent. But when Wilkins is murdered and the police name Wally as their prime suspect, Barbara knows he is in serious trouble. As Barbara begins to dig up the dirt, she is shocked to learn that Jay’s wife is now missing and that Jay himself is far from being the upstanding businessman he claimed to be. Before long, new evidence points toward an unlikely killer. However, the truth that would protect her client could jeopardize another life she means to save. The route to justice is paved with nothing but lies, and Barbara must make a judgment call that leaves her with no option.

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Summary

Summary

When a seemingly simple case turns complicated, respected attorney Barbara Holloway must rethink her game plan.

Gregarious Las Vegas entertainer and ex-con Wally Lederer claims he’s turned his life around, but when Jay Wilkins, a childhood friend, accuses Wally of stealing a valuable artifact, it’s up to Barbara to ferret out the truth. Wally swears he’s innocent. But when Wilkins is murdered and the police name Wally as their prime suspect, Barbara knows he is in serious trouble.

As Barbara begins to dig up the dirt, she is shocked to learn that Jay’s wife is now missing and that Jay himself is far from being the upstanding businessman he claimed to be. Before long, new evidence points toward an unlikely killer. However, the truth that would protect her client could jeopardize another life she means to save.

The route to justice is paved with nothing but lies, and Barbara must make a judgment call that leaves her with no option.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Wilhelm claims a leading place in the ranks of trial suspense writers.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Kate Wilhelm

Kate Wilhelm is the bestselling author of dozens of novels and short-story collections. Among her novels are the popular courtroom thrillers featuring attorney Barbara Holloway. Her other works include the science fiction classic Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English