Marcus McGee. Legal Thriller (2000) 431 pp.
Its the story of a lurid murder in San Francisco. The case of Jordan Alexander, a socialite, would have never gone to trial if district attorney Peter Granucci hadnt been preparing to run for mayor. Granucci chooses Destiny Mitchell, a young black woman, to prosecute Jordan, the mayors best friend, in this difficult and highly publicized case. Jordan is accused of brutally murdering his ex-wife in her Pacific Heights home. He denies any involvement and suggests his wife was murdered by black hoodlums. It is a case that no one, including Granucci, believes Destiny can win. The shocking conclusion comes 14 years later in a dramatic courtroom showdown. Disturbingly violent at times, sexy, racially-charged and full of intrigue, Legal Thriller will forever change the way readers evaluate trial and judgment.
Setting: San Francisco