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Défendre Jacob

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Défendre Jacob - William Landay Summary

Si votre fils était accusé de meurtre, que feriez-vous ? Le roman qui a inspiré la série actuellement diffusée sur Apple TV. Depuis vingt ans, Andrew Barber est procureur adjoint du comté de Massachusetts. Admiré par ses pairs pour sa combativité au tribunal, respecté de la communauté, il est aussi un père de famille heureux, veillant sur sa femme Laurie et leur fils Jacob. Quand un crime terrible secoue la quiétude de sa petite ville, c'est la foudre qui s'abat sur lui : son fils de 14 ans est accusé du meurtre d'un camarade de classe. Andrew ne peut croire à la culpabilité de Jacob et met tout en œuvre pour prouver son innocence. Mais à mesure que les indices à charge s'accumulent et que le procès approche, certaines révélations sèment le doute et menacent de détruire son mariage, sa réputation et sa foi en la justice. Dans ce roman psychologique au suspense à couper le souffle, William Landay dresse le portrait d'une famille en crise confrontée aux démons de la culpabilité et de la trahison.

Defending Jacob

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NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES If your son was on trial for murder, what would you do? Andy Barber's job is to put killers behind bars. And when a boy from his son Jacob's school is found stabbed to death, Andy is doubly determined to find and prosecute the perpetrator. Until a crucial piece of evidence turns up linking Jacob to the murder. And suddenly Andy and his wife find their son accused of being a cold-blooded killer. In the face of every parent's worst nightmare, they will do anything to defend their child. Because, deep down, they know him better than anyone. Don't they?

Defending Jacob - 101 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know

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Did you know William Landay got his inspiration for Defending Jacob from a 1997 story that delved into the idea of "murder gene", which later came to be known as "behavioral genetics"? Or, did you William Landay left his job of seven years as an Assistant DA in Boston to became a full-time author in the latter 90's? What are the amazing facts of Defending Jacob by William Landay? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Tell us what title you want next! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Submit a review and hop on the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: This work is an derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading and enjoyment. It is unofficial and unaffiliated with respective parties of the original title in any way. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

Defending Jacob: A Novel by William Landay | Conversation Starters

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Defending Jacob: by William Landay | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: Did he, or didn’t he? This is the simple premise for the psychological legal thriller, Defending Jacob. Jacob is the 14-year-old son of the district attorney, and he is accused of murdering a classmate. At first, it is hard to believe that such a thing is possible, but as the story progresses, information spills out about Jacob’s past. His parents fight tooth and nail to get him acquitted, and they finally succeed. But was Jacob guilty or innocent? The book raises interesting questions regarding nature vs. nurture, the stigma attached to the accused, the justice system, and parenting methods. EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of Defending Jacob. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Defending Jacob: A Novel by William Landay (Trivia-On-Books)

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Trivia-on-Book: Defending Jacob: A Novel by William Landay Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! Andy Barber has been working as an assistant district attorney in his small Massachusetts county. He has been working in the courtroom for twenty years. The last thing Andy would be faced with is having is fourteen-year-old son accused of murder of a fellow student. As the story unravels itself, Andy gets blindsided as to how little he knew about his son. As a father he is torn between loyalty and justice. Is it really the truth or is the more to the story? You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Defending Jacob by William Landay that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

En defensa de Jacob

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En defensa de Jacob es un magistral thriller legal y una intriga psicológica sobre la devoción paterna Cuando descubren el cadáver de Ben Rifkin, de tan solo catorce años, en medio del bosque, con tres puñaladas en el pecho, la comunidad de Newton, un elegante y apacible barrio residencial donde hasta entonces todo era una foto perfecta de la vida acomodada, pierde la inocencia de golpe. El ayudante del fiscal del distrito, Andy Barber, se hace cargo del caso, al que se le da la máxima prioridad. Sin embargo, cuando su hijo Jacob, compañero de clase de Ben, es acusado del crimen, Andy será apartado del caso y verá cómo el mundo que tanto esfuerzo le ha costado construir empieza a tambalearse. En defensa de Jacob es un magistral thriller legal y una intriga psicológica sobre la devoción paterna, que plantea hasta qué punto los padres están dispuestos a conocer realmente quiénes son sus hijos y a actuar en consecuencia. La crítica ha dicho: «Ingeniosa y en absoluto predecible. Todas las apuestas están abiertas.» The New York Times «Una novela impreisonante, que te mantiene leyendo febrilmente hasta tener la visión completa de la historia.» The Huffington Post «Excepcionalmente seria, intrigante, atrayente.» The Washington Post

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Summary of Defending Jacob: A Novel by William Landay: Trivia/Quiz for Fans Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion & discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this companion book for your enjoyment.

Personal Liability for Environmental Violations

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Download or read Personal Liability for Environmental Violations book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc).

Le bon père

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"Quand il avait sept ans, il était fou de sa balançoire. Il poussait sur ses pieds et pointait les talons vers le ciel en criant : "Encore! Encore!" C’était un enfant vorace, infatigable, et tellement vivant qu’à côté de lui tout le monde paraissait malade, immobile. La nuit, il se couchait sur son lit défait, à moitié habillé, le front plissé, les poings serrés, comme une tornade qui n’aurait plus d’air. Qui était ce petit garçon et comment devint-il un homme jouant avec des balles de pistolet dans une chambre de motel? Qu’est-ce qui le poussa un jour à plaquer sa vie tranquille pour commettre un acte barbare? J’ai lu les rapports. J’ai regardé les images. Mais la réponse continue de m'échapper. Plus que tout, je veux savoir. Car voyez-vous, je suis son père." La vie de Paul Allen bascule un soir, après l'assassinat du favori à l’élection présidentielle. Le suspect n’est autre que son fils, Daniel. Commence alors une longue quête pour reconstituer les derniers mois de la vie de son fils, rétablir la vérité et enfin affronter leur passé.

Always Watching

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She helps people put their demons to rest. But she has a few of her own... In the lockdown ward of a psychiatric hospital, Dr. Nadine Lavoie is in her element. She has the tools to help people, and she has the desire—healing broken families is what she lives for. But Nadine doesn't want to look too closely at her own past because there are whole chunks of her life that are black holes. It takes all her willpower to tamp down her recurrent claustrophobia, and her daughter, Lisa, is a runaway who has been on the streets for seven years. When a distraught woman, Heather Simeon, is brought into the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit after a suicide attempt, Nadine gently coaxes her story out of her—and learns of some troubling parallels with her own life. Digging deeper, Nadine is forced to confront her traumatic childhood, and the damage that began when she and her brother were brought by their mother to a remote commune on Vancouver Island. What happened to Nadine? Why was their family destroyed? And why does the name Aaron Quinn, the group's leader, bring complex feelings of terror to Nadine even today? And then, the unthinkable happens, and Nadine realizes that danger is closer to home than she ever imagined. She has no choice but to face what terrifies her the most...and fight back. Sometimes you can leave the past, but you can never escape. Told with the trademark powerful storytelling that has had critics praising her work as "Gripping" (Kirkus), "Jaw-dropping" (Publishers Weekly) and "Crackling with suspense" (People magazine), ALWAYS WATCHING shows why Chevy Stevens is one of the most mesmerizing new talents of our day.

The Other Side

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An original ebook short story from New York Times bestselling author Chevy Stevens. If you've read Never Knowing, you'll want to read THE OTHER SIDE. Includes exclusive chapters from Chevy's brand-new novel, Always Watching. Staff Sargent Sandy McBride is working the biggest case of her life: the Campsite Killer, a murderer who has been hunting women for almost forty years, leaving a bloody trail of fear and paranoia. Finally, Sandy feels close to nailing him, if she can just keep her head in the game. But despite psychiatrist Nadine Lavoie's warnings, staying focused is proving tough. And then Sandy gets a call out of the blue - a long-awaited lead on her own mother's murder, pulling her deep into a past she had long closed the door on . . .

The Accident

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From the author of the New York Times-bestselling and Edgar Award-winning The Expats As dawn approaches in New York, literary agent Isabel Reed is turning the final pages of a mysterious, anonymous manuscript, racing through the explosive revelations about powerful people, as well as long-hidden secrets about her own past. In Copenhagen, veteran CIA operative Hayden Gray, determined that this sweeping story be buried, is suddenly staring down the barrel of an unexpected gun. And in Zurich, the author himself is hiding in a shadowy expat life, trying to atone for a lifetime’s worth of lies and betrayals with publication of The Accident, while always looking over his shoulder. Over the course of one long, desperate, increasingly perilous day, these lives collide as the book begins its dangerous march toward publication, toward saving or ruining careers and companies, placing everything at risk—and everyone in mortal peril. The rich cast of characters—in publishing and film, politics and espionage—are all forced to confront the consequences of their ambitions, the schisms between their ideal selves and the people they actually became. The action rockets around Europe and across America, with an intricate web of duplicities stretching back a quarter-century to a dark winding road in upstate New York, where the shocking truth about the accident itself is buried. Gripping, sophisticated, layered, and impossible to put down, The Accident proves once again that Chris Pavone is a true master of suspense.

Defending Zion

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The series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) covers all areas of research into the Old Testament, focusing on the Hebrew Bible, its early and later forms in Ancient Judaism, as well as its branching into many neighboring cultures of the Ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world.

Un visage d'ange

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Quand un avocat au passé trouble doit défendre un adolescent de onze ans accusé d'un crime atroce... Est-il coupable ? Comment juger un enfant ? Une histoire fracassante, troublante de réalisme, chargée d'émotion et de suspense, sur la fin de l'innocence et l'espoir de rédemption. Un premier roman coup de poing. Troublant de réalisme, chargé d'émotion et de suspense, un premier roman coup de poing allié à une remarquable réflexion sur la nature de la violence, la fin de l'innocence et l'éternel espoir de rédemption. Avocat en droit pénal, Daniel Hunter s'est fixé une ligne de conduite stricte : ne pas s'investir émotionnellement dans ses dossiers. Mais le cas qui s'annonce va définitivement ébranler ses convictions... À onze ans, Sebastian Croll est accusé d'avoir battu à mort son camarade de jeu. Comment ce garçon intelligent, choyé, parfaitement éduqué aurait-il pu commettre un acte aussi atroce ? À mesure que Daniel découvre l'univers familial tourmenté de Sebastian, ses propres souvenirs émergent. Une enfance bafouée, chargée de violence et de colère ; et puis Minnie, cette femme au courage extraordinaire qui a changé son destin avant de le trahir à jamais... Alors que " l'affaire Croll " déclenche un vaste ouragan médiatique, Daniel doit tenir bon, tout faire pour sauver Sebastian de la machine à broyer carcérale. Mais que dissimule vraiment ce visage d'ange ? Et si enfance n'était pas toujours synonyme d'innocence ?

Les 500

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Le nouveau phénomène du thriller américain : entre John Grisham et Robert Ludlum, un roman infernal construit comme une magistrale partie d'échecs. Le nouveau phénomène du thriller américain : entre John Grisham et Robert Ludlum, un roman infernal et magistral. Mike Ford est un jeune étudiant en droit à Harvard. Lors d'un séminaire, il rencontre le professeur Davies, figure légendaire de Washington DC. Après avoir collaboré avec les présidents Johnson et Nixon, celui-ci a fondé sa propre société de lobbying, le Davies Group, qui bénéficie dans le monde politique et les milieux d'affaires du réseau d'influence le plus important de la ville. En font partie ceux que l'on appelle communément " les 500 ", les cinq cents personnes les plus puissantes de Washington. Davies, séduit par le talent naissant du jeune homme, lui propose de rejoindre sa société. Endetté, Mike, dont le père, un brillant escroc, végète en prison, ne peut refuser cette offre inespérée. Au fil des mois, il s'initie aux arcanes de la politique américaine et apprend les codes et les lois impitoyables qui régissent le lobbying. Mais, bientôt, il découvre aussi la face sombre du Davies Group et se demande s'il n'a pas vendu son âme au diable. Lorsqu'il comprend que son recrutement ne doit rien au hasard mais qu'il est lié à une raison beaucoup plus secrète et personnelle, une redoutable partie d'échecs commence. Seul face au groupe, face à Davies, Mike va devoir maîtriser, comme son père par le passé, l'art subtil de la manipulation et se montrer le plus malin afin de battre son mentor à son propre jeu. Après des enchères entre les principaux studios hollywoodiens, les droits des 500 ont été acquis par la 20th Century Fox.

Les Sorcières de Salem

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Lorsque Abigail et une dizaine d'autres jeunes filles sont aperçues dansant nues en pleine nuit dans la forêt, quelques puritains de Salem s'empressent de crier à la sorcellerie. Bientôt, un procès plonge cette communauté de Nouvelle-Angleterre dans la colère et la confusion. Ceux qui sont accusés d'être des oeuvres du démon encourent la potence. En 1953, alors que l'Amérique est en proie au maccarthysme et à la " chasse aux sorcières ", Arthur Miller écrit une pièce incisive sur un célèbre épisode de l'histoire américaine : le procès qui, en 1692, ébranla la petite ville de Salem, gagnée par une crise d'hystérie puritaine, et se solda par la condamnation de nombreuses personnes soupçonnées de pratiques sataniques et par vingt-cinq exécutions. Cette oeuvre illustre de façon magistrale comment peut être franchie – à toute époque – la frontière entre raison et folie, justice et fanatisme. " Viscéral et vital. " The Guardian

Lignes de fuite

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Stephanie Harker franchit les contrôles de sécurité à l’aéroport quand elle voit son fils, devant elle, se faire embarquer par un homme en uniforme. Prise de panique, elle sonne l’alerte. Mais les autorités n’ayant pas assisté à la scène la pensent folle et le fuyard a du temps pour s’éloigner. Alors que Stephanie raconte sa version des faits au FBI, il devient évident que cette histoire est bien plus complexe qu’il n’y paraît. Pourquoi quelqu’un voudrait kidnapper Jimmy ? Par quels moyens Stephanie peut-elle le faire revenir ? Thriller psychologique à vous couper le souffle, Lignes de fuite est sans aucun doute le roman le plus accompli de Val McDermid à ce jour.

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