A Matter of Life and Death: A Robin Lockwood Novel (Hardcover)

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Phil Margolin was a successful attorney in Portland, Oregon arguing death penalty cases before he became a New York Times bestselling author..  He brings that knowledge to legal thrillers that are crisp, well written, and know their subject intimately.  

Robin Lockwood is tough as nails, and she needs to be, in her latest case defending a boxer who has all the evidence stacked against him!  The DA has a wheelbarrow full of evidence, all pointing to her clients guilt.  But Robin believes Joe Lattimore when he says he didn’t kill Judge Anthony Carasco’s wife. Robin teams up with Amanda Jaffe, a dream team of defense lawyers.  Can they find a way to prove Joe’s innocence despite the mountain of evidence against him.  Read it and find out, this legal thriller will keep you turning pages. 

— Deon Stonehouse


"A genuine whodunnit" (Kirkus Reviews)--Phillip Margolin, the master of the courtroom thriller, returns with A Matter of Life and Death, a classic mind-bending puzzle, as Attorney Robin Lockwood must face her most challenging case yet, with everything stacked against her client and death on the line.

Joe Lattimore, homeless and trying desperately to provide for his young family, agrees to fight in a no-holds-barred illegal bout, only to have his opponent die. Lattimore now finds himself at the mercy of the fight's organizers who blackmail him into burglarizing a house. However, when he breaks in, he finds a murdered woman on the floor and the police have received an anonymous tip naming him the murderer.

Robin Lockwood, an increasingly prominent young attorney and former MMA fighter, agrees to take on his defense. But the case is seemingly airtight—the murdered woman's husband, Judge Anthony Carasco, has an alibi and Lattimore's fingerprints are discovered at the scene. But everything about the case is too easy, too pat, and Lockwood is convinced that her client has been framed. The only problem is that she has no way of proving it and since this is a death case, if she fails then another innocent will die.

About the Author

PHILLIP MARGOLIN has written over twenty novels, most of them New York Times bestsellers, including Gone But Not Forgotten, Lost Lake, and Violent Crimes. In addition to being a novelist, he was a long time criminal defense attorney with decades of trial experience, including a large number of capital cases. Margolin lives in Portland, Oregon.

Praise For…

"A series of twists and surprises, including an ending that readers won’t see coming." --Bookreporter
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250258427
ISBN-10: 1250258421
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: March 9th, 2021
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Robin Lockwood