The Third Victim (Mass Market Paperbound)

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A woman stumbles on to a dark road in rural Oregon--battered and bound. She tells a horrific story about being kidnapped, then tortured. Two other women, with similar burns and bruises, have been found dead. But somehow, she managed to escape. . .

Once the surviving woman identifies the home where she was held captive, owner Alex Mason is arrested. Although he insists upon his innocence, his wife's statements about his sexual sadism-- and the physical evidence found at the scene--is damning.

Regina Barrister is known for her courtroom victories. But she has a secret--one that could threaten both her reputation and her clients' credibility. Alex himself is a prominent lawyer, and defending him seems like an impossible task for Regina. But how can she refuse to represent him? Meanwhile, Regina's new colleague Robin Lockwood, a former MMA fighter on her first big case, has her own doubts. Certain details in the third victim's story--and Alex's--aren't adding up. And Regina's behavior leaves her with more questions than answers. Now, as a final verdict draws near, Robin is not sure who she can trust--including herself. . .

"Phillip Margolin is the master of heart-pounding suspense."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Thoroughly engrossing."--Criminal Element

About the Author

PHILLIP MARGOLIN has written over twenty novels, most of them New York Times bestsellers, including Gone But Not Forgotten, Lost Lake, and Violent Crimes. In addition to being a novelist, he was a long time criminal defense attorney with decades of trial experience, including a large number of capital cases. Margolin lives in Portland, Oregon.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250118868
ISBN-10: 1250118867
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: October 30th, 2018
Pages: 352
Language: English