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Present Tense (Best Defense)

By WHS McIntyre

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Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 15 September 2016
Criminal lawyer Robbie Munro is back home, living with his widowed, ex-policeman dad and his new found daughter, Tina. Life at the practice isn't going well, neither is the love life he regularly confesses to his junior, Joanna. Then again, on the subject of Joanna, Robbie may be the last to know...When one of his more dubious clients leaves a mysterious box for him to look after, and a helicopter comes down with two fatalities, events take a much more sinister turn, and all of this is complicated by the rape case he has to defend.

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About the Author

William McIntyre is a highly experienced criminal lawyer whose knowledge adds a level of authenticity to the tension and humour of the Best Defence novels.


'Crime with an edge of dark humour. The Best Defence series could only come out of Scotland.'-Tommy Flanagan, Braveheart, SOA, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2; 'Present Tense is a wickedly readable and darkly humorous novel...'-Sergio Casco, Director of American Cousins; 'Page-turning read, all helped by a clear and crisp writing style.The depiction of the criminal justice system from the perspective of the legal personnel, rather than cops or criminals, is a fresh take for the Tartan Noir scene and I looked forward to seeing where McIntyre takes Robbie next.'-Louise Fairbairn, The Scotsman; 'McIntyre writes snappy prose and there are light-hearted nods to the hard-boiled classics of the genre.'-The Herald; 'Filled with the healthy cynicism and witty asides which one tends to find in the criminal courts, this is great stuff.'-The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland; 'You will not be disappointed and will wonder why no one else has written such an accurate and humorous account of the Scottish criminal system from the lawyer's perspective.'-Scottish Legal News; 'Based on his own real life cases, and punctuated by classic Scottish humour, McIntyre's realism, created by the his experience in the field, ensures a gripping and plot-twisting read...'-Edinburgh Evening News; '...what makes it most enjoyable is the totally authentic way in which the Scottish criminal justice system is portrayed and especially the interaction between the lawyers, the police and others involved in the legal process.'-Live and Deadly; 'This is dark humour, ironic humour, the kind you need when dealing with the things lawyers deal with.'-Liz Loves Books; 'This is an entertaining novel with enough of a mystery threaded through it to keep crime fans gripped, and characters well rounded enough to carry a series.'-Shots Magazine

EAN: 9781910985250
ISBN: 1910985252
Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.8 centimetres (0.26 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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