A DEFENSE ATTORNEY FED UP WITH HIS JOB GETTING ACCUSED CRIMINALS AND MURDERS SET FREE EVEN WHEN HE KNOWS THEY ARE GUILTY IS ABOUT TO CHANGE HIS CAREER WHEN HE IS OFFERED A CASE WHERE HE FEELS THE ACCUSED IS SURELY INNOCENT. AFTER SETTING HER FREE, HE DISCOVERS THAT SHE WAS GUILTY TOO! FINALLY, HE MAKES THE DEFENSE FOR A CLIENT HE IS SURE WILL BE FOUND GUILTY BUT HIS GUT TELLS HIM OTHERWISE. FIND OUT IF HIS LAST CLIENT IS FINALLY HIS INNOCENT ONE!
A preacher is found brutally murdered in a Tennessee motel room.
A beautiful, mysterious young girl is accused.
In this bestselling debut, criminal defense lawyer Joe Dillard has become jaded over the years as he’s tried to balance his career against his conscience. Savvy but cynical, Dillard wants to quit doing criminal defense, but he can’t resist the chance to represent someone who might actually be innocent. His drug-addicted sister has just been released from prison and his mother is succumbing to Alzheimer’s, but Dillard’s commitment to the case never wavers despite the personal troubles and professional demands that threaten to destroy him.
“Pratt’s richly developed characters are vivid and believable, especially the strong Southern women who fight their male-dominated culture from behind a facade of vulnerability in this brilliantly executed debut.” — Publisher’s Weekly
“It’s Scott Turow and Grisham… The opening chapter is maybe the most compelling I’ve read in a decade.” – Ken Bruen
Smart and sophisticated, with a plot twist that will leave you shaking your head in wonder, “An Innocent Client” — the first in the acclaimed Joe Dillard series — will also leave you begging for more.
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