Phil Margolin - Betrayal

 

Saturday June 15 Phil Margolin presents Betrayal, the latest in his New York Times bestselling Robin Lockwood series set in Portland Oregon. Robin Lockwood is the epitome of a strong female character, Phil Margolin’s books are populated with women who think, act, and are morally courageous. Robin is a bad woman to cross and a good advocate to have in your corner.  Register to attend this free event by emailing sunriverbooks@sunriverbooks.com There will be refreshments and drawings for prizes.

 Phil Margolin brings rich life experiences to his writing. He grew up in New York, fell under the spell of Perry Mason, deciding that was what he wanted to do with his life.  In 1970 he served in the Peace Corps in Liberia, Africa. To make his way through law school, Phil taught junior high school in the South Bronx.  He achieved his goal, becoming a criminal defense lawyer, representing defendants in death penalty cases, where the stakes are high, and appearing before the US Supreme Court.  When Phil Margolin writes a legal thriller, he has a lifetime of experience to get it just right! 

 Robin Lockwood financed her law degree from Yale by fighting MMA bouts.  She was a popular fighter, her fans singing out Rockin Robin when she approached the ring.  Doing well, enjoying the sport, and wondering how she far she could rise through the ranks, she takes a risk against her manager’s advice.  A big fight is going down in Las Vegas and Mandy Kerrigan’s opponent has withdrawn.  Kerrigan is, according to her manager, out of Robin’s league.  He proves to be correct when Kerrigan, a ferocious opponent, knocks her out.  This is the fight that ends Robin’s career in the ring. She stayed in law school and became a crackerjack defense attorney. 

Kerrigan’s career started a downhill spiral and she is not looking good when she appears in Portland for a bout.  Knowing she wasn’t doing great, Kerrigan turned to drugs, that were supposed to be undetectable, to give her an edge.  The drugs failed in both areas, didn’t give her an edge and were definitely detectable. Furious with the dealer, Ryan Finch, she tracks him down and assaults him in a bar, plenty of witnesses.

Ryan’s father, Nathan Finch is a chemist, Ryan is pushing the designer drugs his father created.  Not long after the altercation with Kerrigan, the whole Finch family is murdered in their home backing onto Forest Park.  Kerrigan is arrested for the murder and turns to her former opponent, Robin Lockwood for help.

There is no shortage of people not fond of the Finch family. Margaret Finch was an attorney representing Mob interests, a potentially risky line of work.  But no one else set themselves up quite as publicly as Kerrigan, fighting with one of the victims shortly before the murder. 

Margolin has lots of twists and turns in this death penalty case that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Event date: 

Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Event address: 

57100 Beaver Drive
#1990
Sunriver, OR 97707
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