Perfect Alibi (Hardcover)
MacAdam/Cage, 9781596923362, 400pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2010
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Beloved Bay Area author Sheldon Siegel returns with a dramatic new case that hits way too close to home for the law firm of Fernandez and Daley.
The seventh installment in this bestselling, critically-acclaimed series opens with Mike Daley representing a tattooed record store clerk in a lawsuit against the manufacturer of her vibrator the marital aid” failed to turn off at a critical moment, and Mike the ex-priest is forced to brave his embarrassment and demonstrate the faulty on/off switch for a skeptical judge.
Things quickly take a darker turn, however, when Mike and Rosie learn that their sixteen-year-old daughter’s boyfriend has been arrested in the beating death of his father, a Superior Court judge. Bobby Fairchild claims that he found his father’s body after returning home from a date with Grace. The police contend that his parents’ acrimonious divorce sent the boy over the edge they found him at the scene holding the bloody hammer that was used to kill his father. With their daughter as Bobby’s only alibi, Mike and Rosie take the case and uncover a sex scandal that will take them into the homes of some of San Francisco’s most prominent citizens.