James Patterson, Nancy Allen – Juror #3

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-fiance, 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 12 men and women impaneled on the jury. They may be hiding the most incendiary secret of all.

Author: James Patterson, Nancy Allen
Narrator: Megan Tusing
Duration: 8 hours 8 minutes
Released: 18 Oct 2009
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Language: English

User Review:

leper threatened

This was really two books that were hardly connected. It starts out with the same story thats been done a million times before – a young lawyer in Mississippi trying to save the life of a wrongfully accused man. Then, 6 months later, she all of the sudden knows what shes doing. The narration was awful, especially due to the overdone accent. I cringed every time she said Old Miss. this is not to mention that the story was hardly even about Juror #3! So unsatisfying. I will not be fooled by the Patterson co-author game again