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Title:
Lawyered to death : a Karen Hayes mystery
Author:
Biehl, Michael M., 1951-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Bridgehampton, N.Y. : Bridge Works Pub. Co., [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
ix, 300 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781882593767
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Book

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This book is a story both of murder and of the corruption that masquerades as business savvy in many large organizations, never more timely than in today's post-Enron era.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Legal and medical intrigue abound in Michael Biehl's Lawyered to Death: A Karen Hayes Mystery, the sequel to Doctored Evidence (2002), which will appear in a Berkley Prime Crime paperback simultaneously. Attorney Karen Hayes has to defend a client, the head of a Midwest hospital, first from a sexual harassment claim and then a murder charge after the client's sick wife takes a drug to which she's known to be allergic. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

Hospital attorney Karen Hayes (Doctored Evidence) faces several crises when she returns to work after maternity leave. Arthur Winslow, the hospital's CEO, needs protection from the police: they suspect him of spousal abuse. Then, while hospitalized, his wife dies under strange circumstances and suspicion again falls on Arthur. Meanwhile, a hospital receptionist-at the instigation of her litigious husband-takes advantage of Arthur's vulnerability to set him up for a sexual harassment suit. Karen contacts an ambitious, up-and-coming defense lawyer for help, only to find unforgivable irregularities in his new firm. Steady prose, a predictable plot, and standard-issue characters recommend this medical/legal thriller only to larger collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.