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Robert Dugoni, author of Murder One
(Touchstone/Simon and Schuster)
Murder One is the fourth novel in the David Sloane series. Thirteen months after the murder of his wife, Sloane makes an appearance at a legal event. He runs into a former adversary, Barclay Reid. Reid is suffering from her own tragedy, the loss of her daughter to a drug overdose. When the dealer responsible walks from a federal courtroom, Reid turns to Sloane to go after the dealer in a civil action.
Sloane is reluctant as he is developing feelings for Reid. Sloane takes on the case. Before it gets going, the dealer is found with a bullet in the back of his head and all the evidence points to Reid. Now Reid wants Sloane, the “lawyer who does not lose”, to defend her. Sloane reluctantly agrees but soon finds Reid to be a woman of many secrets.
Reviewers are calling the book a cross between Presumed Innocent and Basic Instinct.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Murder One?
Robert Dugoni: I sat in on a capital murder case in King County Washington for three months and was introduced to homicide detectives, Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Robert Dugoni, author of Murder One