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.
President Kerry Kilcannon and his fiancie, television journalist Lara Costello, have at last decided to marry. But their wedding is followed by a massacre of innocents in a lethal burst of gunfire, challenging their marriage and his presidency in ways so shattering and indelibly personal that Kilcannon vows to eradicate gun violence and crush the most powerful lobby in Washington - the Sons of the Second Amendment (SSA). Allied with the President´s most determined rival, the resourceful and relentless Senate Majority Leader Frank Fasano, the SSA declares all-out war on Kerry Kilcannon, deploying its arsenal of money, intimidation and secret dealings to eviscerate Kilcannon´s crusade and, it hopes, destroy his presidency. This ignites a high-stakes game of politics and legal maneuvering in the Senate, the courtroom, and across the country, which the charismatic but untested young President is determined to win at any cost. But in the incendiary clash over gun violence and gun rights, the cost to both Kilcannons may be even higher than he imagined. And others in the crossfire may also pay the price: the idealistic lawyer who has taken on the gun industry; the embattled CEO of America´s leading gun maker; the war-hero senator caught between conflicting ambitions; the female senator whose career is at risk; and the grief-stricken young woman fighting to emerge from the shadow of her sister, the First Lady.The insidious ways money corrodes democracy and corrupts elected officials...the visceral debate between gun-rights and gun-control advocates...the bitter legal conflict between gun companies and the victims of gun violence...a ratings-driven media that both manipulates and is manipulated...Richard North Patterson weaves these engrossing themes into an epic novel that moves us with its force, passion and authority. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Patricia Kalember. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000325de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mark Dooher is a prosperous San Francisco attorney and a prominent Catholic, the last person anyone would suspect of a brutal crime. But Dooher, a paragon of success and a master of all he touches, is about to be indicted for murder.Charged with savagely killing his own wife, Dooher is fighting for his reputation and his life in a high-profile case that is drawing dozens of lives into its wake - from former spouses to former friends, from a beautiful, naïve young attorney to a defense lawyer whose own salvation depends on getting his client off.Now, as the trial builds to a crescendo, as evidence is sifted and witnesses discredited, as a good cop tries to pick up the pieces of his shattered life and a D.A. risks her career, the truth about Mark Dooher is about to explode. For in a trial that will change the lives of everyone it touches, there is one thing that no one knows - until it is much too late... ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: David Colacci. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/001806de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If it bleeds, it leads - and Gina Davenport´s death led the local news that day. News cameraman, Ted Phillips, captured the plunge of therapist and best selling author, Gina Davenport, from an eighth story window - live - on what had begun as a slow news day. The shattered glass fell like rain. The camera rolled. And Davenport lay mangled on the concrete as a dark pool of blood spread out from her head. Was it suicide, or cold-blooded murder? Attorney Lou Mason had no doubt it was murder. Suicides jump out of open windows. Murderers break the glass. He couldn´t keep his mind off Gina Davenport´s murder. How could he? When an enigmatic young woman turns herself in, claiming she murdered Davenport, Mason takes the case. But something about her story just doesn´t add up. Trying to crack the case, Mason dives deep into a black market underworld - one that runs on drugs and dirty money where truth comes at the highest possible price - life. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Foley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008803de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The gods will fall when the people rise. Com DeGroot is an outsider politician who tells it like it is. But as he makes his way up the power structure of the U.S. Senate, he is forced to choose between his promising career and the promise he made to defend the Constitution. Just as Com is poised to make a name for himself in the cut-throat climate of D.C. party politics, he is presented with an opportunity to save the charter city of Ur, Texas from a suspicious partisan plot aimed at taking over the rare free-market hold-out. The only catch is, in order to save Ur, he has to go up against the most powerful men on Capitol Hill, and risk all he has accomplished in his young career. With the help of astute libertarian and elusive old flame Cate Heatherton, Com engages in a dangerous fight to save Ur from what they discover is a shadowy corporate-government conspiracy that will stop at nothing to get its way. Gods of Ruin propels the listener into the quick-deal, high-stakes game of national policymaking, and uncovers the secret underbelly of a government where morality and the rule of law are quaint sidelights to all-engrossing corruption and power-broking. Set a decade in the future, this thriller serves as a stark reminder of what can happen when liberty is overlooked in pursuit of security, and offers a glimpse at the potential solution. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen H. Marsden, Ph.D.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008311de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Home from Iraq, a lieutenant kills his commanding officer—was it self-defense or premeditated murder? An enthralling novel of suspense about the high cost of war and secrets. The McCarrans and the Gallaghers, two military families, have been close for decades, ever since Anthony McCarran—now one of the army´s most distinguished generals—became best friends with Jack Gallagher, a fellow West Pointer who was later killed in Vietnam. Now a new generation of soldiers faces combat, and Lt. Brian McCarran, the general´s son, has returned from a harrowing tour in Iraq.Traumatized by wartime experiences he will not reveal, Brian depends on his lifelong friendship with Kate Gallagher, Jack´s daughter, who is married to Brian´s commanding officer in Iraq, Capt. Joe D´Abruzzo. But since coming home, D´Abruzzo also seems changed by the experiences he and Brian shared—he´s become secretive and remote. Tragedy strikes when Brian shoots and kills D´Abruzzo on their army post in Virginia. Brian pleads self-defense, claiming that D´Abruzzo, a black-belt martial artist, came to his quarters, accused him of interfering with his marriage, and attacked him. Kate supports Brian and says that her husband had become violent and abusive. But Brian and Kate have secrets of their own, and now Capt. Paul Terry, one of the army´s most accomplished young lawyers, will defend Brian in a high-profile court-martial. Terry´s co-counsel is Meg McCarran, Brian´s sister, a brilliant and beautiful attorney who insists on leaving her practice in San Francisco to help save her brother. Before the case is over, Terry will become deeply entwined with Meg and the McCarrans—and learn that families, like war, can break the sturdiest of souls. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: John Bedford Lloyd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001100de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the head of San Francisco´s largest HMO dies in his own hospital, no one doubts that it is anything but the result of massive injuries inflicted by a random hit-and-run accident. But the autopsy soon tells a different story - an overdose of potassium killed him, and the attending physician, Eric Kensing, becomes the prime suspect in a high-profile homicide.Homicide lieutenant Abe Glitsky, though hindered by the inept bungling of two politically appointed cops assigned to the investigation, quickly sets his sights on Kensing. Desperate and in need of an attorney, Kensing turns to lawyer Dismas Hardy for his defense. But as the pressure mounts to indict Kensing, Hardy goes on the offensive, believing that the murder had little to do with his client, and everything to do with business. Hardy knows that all is not well with the HMO, and makes a terrifying discovery: too many patients have been dying, many of them victims of murder - and it looks like it is the hospital that is killing them.His own marriage tested and his family strained as he struggles to save his client, Hardy must uncover a twisting conspiracy of avarice and violence that takes the lives it is sworn to save. A timely and gripping novel that puts lives - and a long-standing friendship - at grave risk. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Lawrence. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000097de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Legal Highs: Ein neuer Trend auf dem deutschen Drogenmarkt?:Eine rechts- und gesellschaftspolitische Betrachtung Björn Siebler
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.
This book is devoted to complex questions of building and developing legal education in more than one language, through two state languages (French and Dutch in Belgium, German and French in Switzerland, English and French in Canada, Finnish and Swedish in Finland) and/or through the medium of minority or lesser used languages (Basque, Galician, Catalan, Welsh, Romanian). Some states have a long and well-established tradition of bilingual legal education; others have only recently started to develop a legal education system through non-dominant languages; finally, in some other cases only partial bilingual legal education obtains, rather than a fuller model. The volume purports to examine best practices and to draw useful lessons from the experiences of other bilingual societies.
The criminal defense lawyer. Redefined. Martin H. Ehrengraf, dapper and diabolical, may be Lawrence Block´s darkest creation. He´s the defense attorney who never sees the inside of a courtroom, because all his clients are innocent - no matter how guilty they may seem. Some even believe themselves to be guilty: They remember pulling the trigger, or wiring the dynamite to their spouse´s car, or holding the bloody blade. But things have a way of working out when Martin Ehrengraf is on the case. Evidence turns up, incriminating someone else. More murders occur, with the same M.O. And the gate of the jail cell opens, and the accused walks free. But be careful - hiring Martin Ehrengraf comes with a price. A high price, one that comes due even if he appears to have done nothing on your behalf. And you´d better be prepared to pay... Here at last are the complete exploits of Martin Ehrengraf: a dozen delicious tales of vice and villainy including one - ´´The Ehrengraf Fandango´´ - that is appearing for the first time anywhere. It´s a 12-course meal of sinister surprises, exquisitely prepared and served simmering hot by the greatest living master of mystery fiction. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Don Sobczak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022986de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.