2015 Christy Award finalist! 2015 ECPA Christian Book Award Winner! At the trial of Christ, Theophilus, brilliant young assessore raised in the Roman aristocracy, stands behind Pontius Pilate and whispers, “Offer to release Barabbas.” The strategy backfires, and Theophilus never forgets the sight of an innocent man unjustly suffering the worst of all possible deaths—Roman crucifixion. Three decades later, Theophilus has proven himself in the legal ranks of the Roman Empire. He has survived the insane rule of Caligula and has weathered the cruel tyrant’s quest to control the woman he loves. He has endured the mindless violence of the gladiator games and the backstabbing intrigue of the treason trials. Now he must face another evil Caesar, defending the man Paul in Nero’s deranged court. Can Theophilus mount a defense that will keep another innocent man from execution? The advocate’s first trial altered the course of history. His last will change the fate of an empire.
Suffering from the mysterious disappearance of her brother five years before, Sabre Brown has handled nearly every case imaginable as a children "s legal advocate. That is, until her partner gives her the easiest case on the roster â€ advocating for two children taken from their parents after a potentially abusive argument. Sabre "s gut tells her there "s more amiss than meets the eye, and her gut is rarely wrong. As she digs into the history of this broken family, Sabre discovers a web of deceit, corruption, and murder that spans the continent.
Prince Cinos is feared and reviled as the most treacherous mind in the land of Orillia. He bends the law to his will and twists people into webs of his control, but when the tide of magic swells, one girl will gain the power to end his reign forever. Gloria, raised in isolation, barely escapes a fire that destroys her home and is thrust into a world where villains and heroes share the same face, and monsters wear the skins of the pure-hearted. Suspected to be a witch on the wrong side of a civil war, Gloria is captured and brought before the prince. While attempting to extort information from the girl, he uncovers a dangerous enemy from his past and ignites an ancient conflict. As a battle for the source of magic engulfs the kingdom, Cinos must choose where his true loyalties lie.
The killer left nothing behind but a rosary, a kitchen knife and a dead man. But the dead man is a friend of Sabre Orin Brown. When his unsuspecting wife is accused of the murder, Sabre will stop at nothing to uncover the truth, even if it means unearthing chilling secrets. From a San Diego jail to the shady Chicago nightlife, Sabre's search for the true killer forces her to face the question: What do you do when the ones you trust the most are the ones with the most to hide? Original.
From the legal tactician who has represented such famous clients as Mike Tyson, O.J. Simpson, and Michael Milken, comes a novel that goes far beyond the limits of the courtroom thriller to probe our deepest fears and asks the controversial legal question--What do you do if you are a defense attorney who suspects your client is guilty and dangerous?
Release on 2006 | by J. G. F. Powell,Jeremy Paterson
Author: J. G. F. Powell,Jeremy Paterson
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Category: Literary Criticism
A collection of contributions by prominent Ciceronian scholars on Cicero's forensic speeches as examples of advocacy designed to secure a verdict, setting the speeches in the context of the Roman court system and of ancient rhetoric, discussing the nature of advocacy ancient and modern, analysing Cicero's various techniques of persuasion, and examining a number of speeches in detail as case studies.