by James Patterson [Compact Disc Patterson]
Patterson has written a gripping psychological thriller that blends murder and embezzlement. Patterson's style of writing terse descriptive passages translates well to audio. The story begins at Caldwell College in Wayne, Ohio with a 16 year-old murder that still haunts Mark Darrow. One night a coed, Angela Hall, was strangled. Mark found her body at the base of the school's bell tower known as The Spire. Mark's best friend, Steve Tillman, was convicted of her murder and sentenced to life. Mark gets on with his life. He graduates from Yale Law School and becomes a successful attorney in Boston. The story fast-forwards to the present time. Caldwell College has into serious financial and image problems because the president embezzles $900,000 from the endowment fund. Lionel Farr, the college provost and Mark's friend and mentor, asks Mark to leave his law practice to become the president of Caldwell College and restore the donors' faith. As Mark looks into the embezzlement he begins to wonder if the former president stole the money or if he was framed. Mark also visits his friend Steve in prison. Mark is struck by Steve's insistence that he is innocent and Mark investigates the old murder. The more that Mark pokes around in the old murder, the more he becomes convinced that Steve is innocent. -- recommended by Donna G. - Virtual Services Department
[Also available in print, downloadable audio, and Large Print formats.]
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