"I love the dry wit of Teller's work. Nelson Demille meets Turow or Grisham!" —Goodreads review of Overkill
A Jaywalker Case: Book 1 (originally published in 2008)
Skirting the rules is his stock in trade, but this time criminal defense attorney Harrison J. Walker has gone too far and earned himself a suspension. Before his enforced vacation, he gets permission to clear his ten ongoing cases, and the tenth case will test everything he knows about winning.
Samara Moss is the poster child for gold-diggers everywhere. She married an elderly billionaire when she was an eighteen-year-old ex-prostitute, and now she’s stabbed him in the heart. Or has she? Jaywalker’s not so sure. But is his determination to exonerate her driven by moral certainty, his driving need to win – or his desire for this particular client’s undying gratitude?
Don’t miss a single one of Joseph Teller’s award-winning Jaywalker novels:
The Tenth Case
Guilty as Sin
Criminal defense attorney Teller fills this captivating first installment of the Jaywalker series with sympathetic, nuanced characters and elegantly simplified legalese. The court sentences disgraced Manhattan criminal defense attorney Harrison J. Walker, "Jaywalker," to three years of suspension from practice, ordering him to complete 10 of his current cases and hand the rest over to other attorneys. Forced to choose among his clients, Jaywalker focuses on the defense of Samara Tannenbaum, a beautiful young ex-prostitute accused of murdering her aging billionaire husband. Throughout the difficult and lengthy trial, Jaywalker provides Samara with superior legal counsel even as he fights his tremendous attraction to her and his doubts of her innocence. Teller's richly suspenseful story will leave the reader eagerly anticipating the denouement and Jaywalker's next adventure.