By Walter Walker
In the culture of Scott Turow, William Landay, and Nelson DeMille, Crime of Privilege is a gorgeous mystery approximately strength, corruption, and the legislation in America--and the damaging methods they arrive together.
A homicide on Cape Cod. A rape in Palm Beach.
All they've got in universal is the presence of 1 of America's so much loved and influential households. yet not anyone is calling questions. no longer the police. no longer the prosecutors. and definitely now not George Becket, a tender attorney toiling away within the basement of the Cape & Islands district attorney's workplace. George has constantly lived on the fringe of strength. He wasn't born to privilege, yet he is aware the way it works and has benefitted from it in methods he doesn't prefer to admit. Now, an research brings him deep contained in the international of the actually wealthy--and exhibits him what a dangerous position it is.
Years have handed because a tender girl used to be chanced on brutally slain at an particular Cape Cod golfing membership, and nobody has ever been charged. Cornered by way of the victim's father, George can't clarify why sure leads have been by no means explored--leads that time towards a unmarried family--and he is of the same opinion to seem into it.
What starts off as a seek throughout the hugely stratified layers of Cape Cod society, quickly has George racing from Idaho to Hawaii, Costa Rica to France to manhattan urban. yet far and wide he is going he discovers humans like himself: individuals with extra secrets and techniques than solutions, humans haunted by way of a choice years prior to alternate silence for cover from life's sharp edges. George unearths his pals usually are not inevitably nonetheless neighbors and a wife may be untrue in additional methods than one. And regardless of threats at each flip, he's pushed to reconstruct the victim's final hours whereas looking not just for a killer yet for his personal redemption.
Praise for Crime of Privilege
"A whodunit set in Lifestyles of the wealthy and Famous . . . fast moving with plenty of sharp turns . . . You'll lose your self in it."--The parent (U.K.)
"Nuanced and emotionally convincing . . . a refined, well-paced thriller."--USA Today
"Fans of John Grisham and Scott Turow specifically will love this engrossing tale of homicide regarding excessive society. The author's wit, dry and slicing, is razor-sharp and a bit of comparable to Nelson DeMille's John Corey. . . . Crime of Privilege qualifies as a story of ethical redemption, a criminal mystery, and a homicide secret cloaked in natural enjoyment."--Bookreporter
"A slick, pleasant conspiracy novel the place revenge tastes most sensible served with a highball."--Milwaukee magazine Sentinel
"Crime of Privilege is a privilege to learn. . . . an enticing, very well-paced novel . . . intriguing and unpredictable."--Examiner.com
"Walter Walker's Crime of Privilege is a terrifically enjoyable race of a learn that still without problems manages to be full of intelligence, perception, morality, and middle. Top-notch and hugely recommended!"--New York Times bestselling writer John Lescroart
"Walter Walker combines an skilled attorney's experience of our mistaken legal justice approach with a average storyteller's present. Crime of Privilege is a twisting, engrossing, impossible to resist detective story."--William Landay, writer of Defending Jacob
From the Hardcover edition.