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Juror #3
2018
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Tapped by a relentless prosecutor who would exploit her inexperience to secure a swift conviction, a recent law graduate finds herself navigating two tricky cases, class divides and an increasingly suspicious jury. Co-written by a #1 best-selling author. 500,000 first printing. - (Baker & Taylor)

Ruby Bozarth, a newcomer to Rosedale, Mississippi, is also fresh to the Mississippi Bar--and to the docket of Circuit Judge Baylor, who taps Ruby as defense counsel in a racially charged felony.

The murder of a woman from one of the town's oldest families has Rosedale's upper crust howling for blood, and the prosecutor is counting on Ruby's inexperience to help him deliver a swift conviction. Ruby's client is a college football star who has returned home after a career-ending injury, and she is determined to build a defense that will stick. She finds help in unexpected quarters from Suzanne, a hard-charging attorney armed to the teeth, and Shorty, a diner cook who knows more than he lets on.

Ruby never belonged to the country-club set, but once she nearly married into it. As news breaks of a second murder, Ruby's ex-fiancé, Lee Greene, shows up on her doorstep--a Southern gentleman in need of a savior. As lurid, intertwining investigations unfold, no one in Rosedale can be trusted, especially the twelve men and women impaneled on the jury. They may be hiding the most incendiary secret of all.

- (Grand Central Pub)

Author Biography

James Patterson has written more bestsellers and created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today. He lives in Florida with his family.



Nancy Allen practiced law for fifteen years in her native Ozarks and is now a law instructor at Missouri State University. She is the author of the Ozarks Mystery series.

- (Grand Central Pub)

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New to both Rosedale, MS, and the Mississippi Bar, Ruby Bozarth is tasked with defending an African America college football star accused of murdering a woman from one of Rosedale's most prominent families. Because she's a newbie, the judge thinks he can ram through a conviction, but Ruby relies on tough attorney Suzanne and diner cook Shorty (who's got secrets) as she faces a jury with secrets of their own.

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