The Last Defense
Publication Date: October 1, 2002
Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback
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Mercer Early, a young litigator at the most prestigious African-American law firm on the West Coast, has everything going for him. That is, until a labyrinthine murder case drops into his lap-and threatens the pillars on which his many laurels rest.
An incisive look at criminal justice and race relations, this novel will challenge your assumptions about guilt and innocence-and keep you turning pages until the very end.
Christopher Darden was the assistant prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson trial. He is the bestselling author of In Contempt and coauthor of The Trials of Nikki Hill.
Dick Lochte is an acclaimed mystery writer, screenwriter, and critic for the L.A. Times. He has won the Nero Wolfe Award and been nominated for the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony Awards.