If you would like to "win" my new hardcover review copy of Margaret McLean's new novel "Under Oath," (Forge, April 2012, 380 pp., $25.99), courtesy of Forge books, simply comment on this post with your email address. If you're selected as winner (at random), I'll contact you to find out where to mail the book. If no one comments or otherwise claims the book it will be donated to the Pottstown Regional Public Library.
Those of you who like courtroom dramas (on TV or in print) will likely enjoy "Under Oath," described by the publisher as "an exciting courtroom mystery that revolves around a murder, conspiracy, and the infamous 'code of silence' in Charlestown.'"
About the book (from the publisher):
A Boston firefighter is shot and killed in the line of duty while rescuing Amina Diallo and her young son from their burning store. Amina, a Senegalese Muslim immigrant, is arrested for arson and murder, and will likely be convicted.
Attorneys Sarah Lynch and Buddy Clancy face a mountain of racial and religious prejudice in this impossible courtroom battle.
As they gain momentum, the lawyers slam headfirst into a firestorm of political corruption. A sinister force is working against them, attacking witnesses and destroying evidence.
About the author:
A native of Rome, N.Y., Margaret McClean is a former prosecutor, trial attorney, and current professor of law at Boston College. Her first novel, "Under Fire," was released in 2011. She was named one of “The Next Faces of Boston Crime Fiction” by The Boston Globe and is currently serving as president of the Mystery Writers of America, New England Chapter. McLean has also co-written a dramatic courtroom play based on "Under Oath" which is in development at the Actor's Studio in New York City. She resides in Norwell, Mass., with her three children.