[KINDLE] ❃ Perfect Justice By William Bernhardt – Pimply.info

Perfect Justice The fourth entry in the Ben Kincaid series, and one that I struggled with It s a quick, easy read, but the controversial topic of racism is not handled well, the plot wanders and, at times, doesn t make a lot of sense Ben and his assistant, Christine are camping in the Ouachita Mountains when a local court appointed attorney finds Ben and asks him to help on a murder trial, since he has no experience with murder trials Ben agrees, and Christine, finding out that this is related to a hate crim The fourth entry in the Ben Kincaid series, and one that I struggled with It s a quick, easy read, but the controversial topic of racism is not handled well, the plot wanders and, at times, doesn t make a lot of sense Ben and his assistant, Christine are camping in the Ouachita Mountains when a local court appointed attorney finds Ben and asks him to help on a murder trial, since he has no experience with murder trials Ben agrees, and Christine, finding out that this is related to a hate crime refuses to help Ben Following the usual course of William Bernhardt s books, Ben finds himself in trouble, overcomes insurmountable obstacles, displays incredible courage and wins the case by finding the real culprit.I find the plot confusing I wasn t sure why the AngloSaxon Patrol ASP was in town were they called in by the town, or did they come on their own I could guess at the relationship between the mysterious girl and the Vietnamese community, but that whole sub arc felt very out of place.Christine s reason for not helping Ben was never fully explained, and since Ben was doingto help the Vietnamese community than the ASP, it is unclear wht her motives for staying out of the fray were It did open up the story to allow Ben to fall in love, but still.I ve read most of the books in this series, and am re reading them again, in order This seems to be the weakest I ve read It won t stop me from reading the others, though I still think that it s a great series I d give 3.5 stars if I could Maybe even 3.75, just not 4 A good read and continued character development in the series. I love courtroom dramas so I read a lot of Bernhardt This one however was not my favorite. 1993 I read 4 first as it is what they had at my library and it is great One of the best courtroom solve the crime books I have read Ben Kencaid and is cast are awesome. Wish there was an ending. Read in 2001 Didnt enjoy this one as much a sthe other three and almost gave up reading it I struggled a lot with the ASP and following that but I ket going and I am glad I did ended up being a great twist at the end.Symopis While vacationing in the Ouachita Mountains, Ben becomes embroiled in volatile small town politics and a case of homicide fueled by hate The crime the brutal murder by a crossbow of a young Vietnamese immigrant The defendant Donald Vick, a remorseless youth and active member of the Didnt enjoy this one as much a sthe other three and almost gave up reading it I struggled a lot with the ASP and following that but I ket going and I am glad I did ended up being a great twist at the end.Symopis While vacationing in the Ouachita Mountains, Ben becomes embroiled in volatile small town politics and a case of homicide fueled by hate The crime the brutal murder by a crossbow of a young Vietnamese immigrant The defendant Donald Vick, a remorseless youth and active member of the Anglo Saxon Patrol ASP , a local white supremacy group Though revolted by the killing, Ben believes in Donald Vick s right to a fair trial and agrees to represent him Soon he also begins to believe in Vick s innocence Yet before the trial begins, his client suddenly and adamantly decides to plead guilty As members of the Vietnamese community plot to fight fire with fire, Ben frantically searches for the truth When he infiltrates an isolated ASP camp in the woods, he discovers that what appears to be just another monstrous hate crime could be something else entirely Perfect Justice is a whirlwind novel of suspense that addresses some of the most controversial issues of our time William Bernhardt paints a riveting portrait of a town torn apart by xenophobia, racism, and violence With mounting suspense, his anatomy of an incendiary courtroom trial culminates in serpentine twists and sizzling revelations Bernhardt is good, but I don t like some of his style Telling early in the book that secrets are held, then not revealing until the end seems cheap, to me I don t like that way of showing a story I ll tryBernhardt sometime. BERNHARDT IS A MASTER LEGAL TOUR GUIDE, Taking The Reader Through The Labyrinth Of The Judicial System Of America S Heartland Mostly MurderA Young Vietnamese Immigrant Is Brutally Slaughtered By A Crossbow The Prime Suspect Is A Ruthless Member Of A White Supremacy Group When Attorney Ben Kincaid Reluctantly Agrees To Confer With The Presumed Murderer, He Encounters A Chilling Certainty An Innocent Man Has Been Cast As A Scapegoat To Rebalance The Scales Of Justice, Ben Chooses To Represent The Accused Man Thereby Placing Both Attorney And Client At The Explosive Center Of A Community Torn Apart By Xenophobia, Racism, And ViolenceBut The Real Fireworks Will Go Off In Court In An Incendiary Murder Trial With Twists Than A Dustbowl Tornado REWARDS ITS READERS WITH A GENUINELY SURPRISE ENDING WHILE ALSO RAISING SERIOUS ISSUES The Orlando Sentinel


About the Author: William Bernhardt

William Bernhardt is the author of forty seven books, including the bestselling Ben Kincaid series, the historical novels Challengers of the Dust and Nemesis, two books of poetry The White Bird and The Ocean s Edge , and the Red Sneaker books on fiction writing His most recent novel is The Last Chance Lawyer, the first in a new series of legal thrillers featuring rebel lawyer Daniel Pike In addition, Bernhardt founded the Red Sneaker Writers Center to mentor aspiring writers The Center hosts an annual writers conference, small group seminars, a monthly newsletter, a phone app, and a bi weekly podcast More than three dozen of Bernhardt s students have subsequently published with major houses He is also the owner of Balkan Press, which publishes poetry and fiction as well as the literary journal Conclave He has published many new authors as well as prominent authors like Pulitzer Prize winner N Scott Momaday, and Grammy Award winner Janis Ian.Bernhardt has received the Southern Writers Guild s Gold Medal Award, the Royden B Davis Distinguished Author Award University of Pennsylvania and the H Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award Oklahoma State , which is given in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large He has been nominated for the Oklahoma Book Award eighteen times in three different categories, and has won the award twice Library Journal called him the master of the courtroom drama The Vancouver Sun called him the American equivalent of P.G Wodehouse and John Mortimer In addition to his novels and poetry, he has written plays, a musical book and score , humor, children stories, biography, and puzzles He has edited two anthologies Legal Briefs and Natural Suspect as fundraisers for The Nature Conservancy and the Children s Legal Defense Fund OSU named him Oklahoma s Renaissance Man In his spare time, he has enjoyed surfing, digging for dinosaurs, trekking through the Himalayas, paragliding, scuba diving, caving, zip lining over the canopy of the Costa Rican rain forest, and jumping out of an airplane at 10,000 feet In 2013, he became a Jeopardy champion winning over 20,000 In 2017, when Bernhardt delivered the keynote address at the San Francisco Writers Conference, chairman Michael Larsen noted that in addition to penning novels, Bernhardt can write a sonnet, play a sonata, plant a garden, try a lawsuit, teach a class, cook a gourmet meal, beat you at Scrabble, and work the New York Times crossword in under five minutes.


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