The Call: Boston Lawyer Dutch Francis has moved to the small city of Manchester, New Hampshire, where the only criminal cases he takes are DWIs. That is until - after more than twenty years - his childhood friend Larry Conway calls, pleading for his help.
The Crime: Out of the goodness of their hearts, the Conways have taken in a troubled young man named Raymond Walker. Now, Walker stands accused of murdering the local college football star, a future All-American.
The Cover-up: Dutch is up for the challenge. Anything for a friend. But the more Dutch investigates, the more he is convinced of his client's innocence. and the closer he gets to uncovering a shocking conspiracy in which he is nothing but a pawn...
With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Steve Murphy comes out with a powerful first novel! This novel does not go from point A to point B like many legal thrillers. By the time I finished, I loved the main character, a crusty former Boston blue blood who flees a bad marriage and high profile legal career in Boston to go to the backwaters of New Hampshire. He discovers the true meaning of friendship, the true meaning of love, and takes you on a wild merry-go-round of murder and greed. Great subplots, great characters, a great read. Highly recommended!
I read Alibi in just a few days and found myself unable to put it down for long. I loved the characters and found them to be both realistic and well developed. Dutch is an engaging, likeable protagonist and his numerous asides are both humorous and colorful. The story unfolds at a steady, suspenseful pace that keeps the reader guessing until the end. The author has a smooth, comfortable writing style that is both descriptive and insightful yet flows easily. After finishing the book, I found myself eager to continue reading. This is a great book that will hold your interest and entertain you. Here's to hoping Dutch's next big case hits the stores soon!