Joshua Jin is an assistant district attorney whose life is in crisis after the death of his teenage daughter and the breakup of his marriage. Now he has been handed an impossible case involving the savage rape of a 13-year-old girl who refuses to talk. The ex-con charged with the crime was arrested on a hunch. The problem? There is no physical evidence. Jin´s orders are simple: pitch a sound bite, dump the case, and save his boss the Chinatown vote during a politically charged election year. But Jin refuses to drop the case; even after he discovers that the opposing attorney is a brilliant, high-priced lawyer - and his one-time lover - who wants nothing more than to crush Jin in the courtroom. First, however, he must win the confidence of Rachel Farr, his stone-silent client, a distant, troubled teenager who trusts no one. But when Rachel recounts her brutal attack, Jin is spurred into action, throwing his heart and soul into a case that is far more explosive than he had ever imagined. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Dick Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000878de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Forced out of his high-powered Manhattan law firm and stuck in a dead-end solo practice, Michael Seeley, the tough but wounded hero of Errors and Omissions, cannot say no when his estranged brother Leonard, head of research at upstart biotech Vaxtek, Inc., flies in from California to beg him to take over the company´s lawsuit for patent infringement of its AIDS vaccine after the apparent suicide death of the lead trial lawyer. The financial and moral stakes of the case are staggering and Seeley suspects that murder cannot be ruled out as a hardball litigation tactic of big-pharma adversary St. Gall Laboratories.As Seeley travels between San Francisco and Silicon Valley to prepare for trial, dark facts surface concerning the vaccine´s discovery by Vaxtek scientist Alan Steinhardt and its alleged theft by St. Gall researcher Lily Warren. Ethical quandaries deepen into mortal danger as the trial, under the stern prodding of federal judge Ellen Farnsworth, rushes to its unexpected end. A timely and fascinating look at how the law operates at its most arcane yet financially consequential, A Patent Lieis further evidence that Paul Goldstein is an emerging master of the legal thriller. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/001097de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stan´s bankruptcy client, Maureen Thompson, is accused of her husband´s murder. Her alleged motive is the proceeds of a large insurance policy on her husband´s life that would cure her financial woes. Stan assigns the case to his partner, Paula Waters, who at first is excited about getting a new high-profile murder case - but her excitement is soon dampened when she learns this isn´t the first of Maureen Thompson´s husbands to be hacked to death with an ice pick! While Paula is trying to prove Maureen Thompson isn´t the Ice Pick Widow, Turner & Water´s new associated Jodie Marshall goes under cover in a wrongful death case against Alliance Fabrication, a sweatshop that fronts for a Mexican drug cartel´s money-laundering operation. Stan enlists the Dallas Police and FBI to help out in their quest to prove Icaro Melendez ordered the murder of Romildo Alvarez but they still find themselves in mortal danger and wonder if they haven´t made a big mistake in taking on such an impossible case. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer, Arika Escalona, Xe Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/topp/000015de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s tough enough defending innocent people, but attorney Peter Sharp´s new client has a reputation for disliking any person of color, and is then arrested with a smoking gun, standing over the body of a dead black man he had recently been seen arguing with. To make matters even worse, the district attorney (Peter´s bitter ex-wife) has evidence proving that the defendant´s gun is in fact the murder weapon, and that both the accused and deceased were in the building in which the crime took place alone when the shooting was done. Peter has no defense for his client, and gets that sinking feeling every lawyer gets when forced to start a trial without having anything to say on behalf of a client who refuses to accept any plea bargain. Suspense builds as the trial date approaches because if Peter´s team doesn´t come up with some facts for a viable defense, then his ex-wife´s dream will finally come true and she will convict his client, humiliate her ex-husband in court, and make sure to gloat about it in the after-trial press conferences. Peter´s only hope is that his team will save him before it´s time for him to put the defense´s case in this high-profile trial in which a police sergeant is being charged with first-degree murder. You´ll be sitting on the edge of your seat until a surprise witness enters the court-room, and demands to be heard - to give testimony that nobody expected, and that affects the outcome of this entire case. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Gene Grossman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073777de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Haarlem, Holland, 17th century: The city´s chief magistrate commissions a family portrait from Dutch master Johannes Miereveld. But when the artist sees the magistrate´s daughter, Amalia, an illicit love affair begins, and Miereveld creates a captivating masterpiece, ´´The Chrysalis´´.New York, present day: Mara Coyne is one high-profile case away from making partner at her powerful Manhattan law firm, and now the client that is sure to seal the deal has fallen into her lap. The prestigious Beazley´s auction house is about to sell a lost masterwork, ´´The Chrysalis´´, in an auction that is destined to become legendary. Standing in the way, however, is the shocking accusation that the painting belongs not to Beazley´s client but to Hilda Baum, the daughter of a Dutch collector who lost his paintings and his life to the Nazis.Spanning centuries and continents, The Chrysalis is a brilliant, intelligent, fast-paced thriller that melds art and history into a provocative work of fiction. Heather Terrell has created a fascinating story that will entrance listeners to the very last word. Language: English. Narrator: Timothi Jane Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001162de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amid the flash and din of Boston´s raucous Chinese New Year´s celebration, an elderly man is shot while watching the parade from his window. Anthony Bradley, the son of an African-American judge, is standing across the street at the time and is immediately arrested for the crime. Michael Knight, a young lawyer who´s going places, is surprised when Judge Bradley asks him to defend his son in such a high profile and politically delicate case. Luckily, Knight finds powerful support from Lex Devlin, a senior partner at his firm. Once the foremost criminal defense attorney in Boston, Devlin has mysteriously withdrawn from defense work in recent years.As Knight and Devlin investigate and prepare their client´s defense, Knight is forced to confront the murky allegations that eclipsed his mentor´s career, and enter into the shadow world of gangland Chinatown. From the halls of Harvard to the streets of Chinatown, Knight doggedly pursues an investigation that involves drugs, prostitution, human trafficking, and a corruption scandal that could bring down the most powerful people in Boston. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Wyntner Woody. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002776de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a powerful client summons him for a midnight meeting, lawyer Chris Bruen knows something is very wrong. Zapper, the world´s most popular search engine, has been compromised, and its most valuable asset - search algorithms - stolen. The company suspects that this most recent instance in a wave of high-tech crimes originated in China, and that the government itself is behind the systematic theft of US intellectual property. Chris travels to China to search for evidence that will link the intrusion to the People´s Liberation Army. With remote assistance from Zoey Doucet, the head of his firm´s computer forensics lab and his maybe-girlfriend, Chris uncovers information that takes him even deeper into the shadowy world of cybercrime. Now he is trapped in a foreign land with a hard drive containing information that puts his life in jeopardy. In this secretive world of Big Data, Chris will risk everything to fight an elusive enemy as far-reaching as the Internet itself. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: David deVries. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006620de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Claire Heller Chapman, a Harvard Law School professor and a high-powered attorney, has just attained a national reputation for her work on several high-profile cases. Her second husband, Tom Chapman, is a successful moneymanager who adores Claire and her six-year-old daughter. They live in a beautiful house and lead a glamorous and happy life. Then a random burglary turns their world upside down. A routine police investigation reveals that Tom is not who he says he is. He never attended the college he said he did. He once had a different name. He once was, Claire learns, a secret operative for the U.S. government. When he is suddenly arrested and put on trial for a crime he insists he didn´t commit - an unspeakable atrocity carried out 13 years ago - she puts her reputation on the line to defend him. The case is tried in a top-secret court-martial conducted by the Pentagon, in which all the evidence is classified, and the rules are unlike any Claire has ever known.The audio includes an excerpt from Vanished, the first Nick Heller novel. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Therese Plummer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001144de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Legal Highs: Ein neuer Trend auf dem deutschen Drogenmarkt?:Eine rechts- und gesellschaftspolitische Betrachtung. Auflage. Björn Siebler
Judge Scott Sampson doesn´t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she´ll get the kids from school instead. It´s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn´t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent´s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. A man who warns the judge to do exactly as he is told in a drug case he is about to rule on. If the judge fails to follow his instructions, the consequences for the children will be dire. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper´s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. Through it all, Scott and Alison will stop at nothing to get their children back, no matter the cost to themselves or to each other. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002996de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chicago-style politics is front and center. When a sitting president has his roots in this sullied political heritage, it makes for news and leads to speculation. Not Black and White is a fictional account of many of the events that led to the meteoric rise of a local charismatic street politician to become America´s first African American president and the downfall and imprisonment of two consecutive governors of the state of Illinois, along with several of their most trusted advisors and cohorts. This story puts the listener inside the campaign offices and smoke-filled back rooms where political deals are made. It depicts the rise and fall of a Syrian immigrant who made millions by pretending he had billions while charming his way into the highest halls of wealth and power. The perspective of a local attorney/businessman who found himself in a front-row seat to politics as usual in the City That Works is reflected throughout the story. The cast of characters may appear familiar to anyone who´s ever read a headline or watched cable news and talk shows across the country. In 1994, a freak traffic accident occurred, killing a family of six young children when their van burst into flames after being struck by a semi-trailer truck driven by a man unqualified to drive such a vehicle. The truck driver, a victim himself, had bribed an employee of the Illinois secretary of state´s office in order to procure his commercial driver´s license. The tragic accident and resulting exposé of corruption and scandal that followed changed forever the course of American history. Inspired by true events, Not Black and White leaves it to the listener to interpret fact from fiction. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Verner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050351de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.