BLOOD WITNESS, Alex Hammond
The legal thriller is a fairly common sub-genre overseas, but Alex Hammond’s Blood Witness is the first of this sort of book from a local writer for quite a while. Full review at http://newtownreviewofbooks.com/2013/07/04/crime-scene-annie-hauxwell-a-bitter-taste-alex-hammond-blood-witness-reviewed-by-karen-chisholm/
ONE MAN'S SEARCH FOR JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION PLUNGES HIM INTO THE VIOLENT WORLD OF MELBOURNE'S UNDERBELLY.
Defence laywer Will Harris is reluctantly drawn into a bizarre murder trial. A terminally ill man claims to have witnessed the brutal crime – in a vision.
But the looming trial is more than just a media circus: it's Will's first big case since the tragic death of his fiancée.
With the pressure mounting, Will's loyalties are split when his fiancée's sister is charged with drug trafficking.
The strain of balancing both cases takes its toll and Will finds himself torn between following the law and seeking justice.