Author(s): William Brodrick
Convicted of murder sixteen years ago, William Benson is ostracised by the establishment and his family. Supported by a close-knit group including solicitor Tess de Vere, he's defied them all and opened his own Chambers. Now he faces the case of his life - and the terminal illness of Helen Camberley who helped him leave his prison life behind
Jorge Menderez, a doctor from Spain, has been found dead in a deserted warehouse in East London. A troubled man, he'd turned to counsellor Karen Lynwood seeking help. Now Karen's husband, John, is accused of his murder. Who is Menderez, and why did he come to London? Benson is defending the couple against seemingly impossible odds, while secrets from his own past threaten to overwhelm him...
Praise for Summary Justice and Blind Defence
'Assured storytelling and highly intriguing moral complexity. I tore through it' Chris Brookmyre
'The courtroom scenes are brilliant, and Benson really comes alive under pressure. Stubborn, fitful and contradictory, he's a highly individualised creation' Spectator
'Punchy dialogue and devious plotlines . . . compelling' The Times
Catt: The 3rdinstalment in the William Benson criminal law series is absolutely brilliant! For those unfamiliar with Will, he was convicted of murder at 21 and spent his time in prison studying law. Despite opposition on all sides he managed to make it to the Bar after his release and open his own practice. Since then he has proven himself to be a genius in the courtroom, winning difficult high profile cases. His latest proves to be the most challenging yet, with clients unwilling to divulge the truth, even when it could prove their innocence. Answers to many of the questions surrounding Will’s past are also revealed in spectacular fashion! If you love crime, then you will love this series!
Shortlisted Golden Daggers Crime Awards 2020