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Street Legal

The Betrayal

William Deverell

360 pages
Ecw Press

A Toronto lawyer defends a hit man as the Midnight Strangler stalks the city in a legal thriller based on the author’s popular CBC drama Street Legal

From the two-time Arthur Ellis Award winner and Dashiell Hammett Prize recipient

Toronto, 1980. Three ambitious young lawyers are out to make a name for themselves with their own practice. Chuck Tchobanian and Leon Robinovitch are testing the boundaries of free speech with a pair of controversial cases. Carrie Barr, fresh from her success defending a drifter charged as the notorious Midnight Strangler, takes the most dangerous case of all: a suave hit man who proves to be far more dangerous — and alluring — than she imagined.

Soon Carrie finds herself drawn into a web of terror as a rogue police operation, a ruthless drug lord, and a series of brutal murders threaten to tear the fledgling firm apart. Meanwhile, the Midnight Strangler is still at large . . . and may have chosen Carrie as his next victim.

Author Bio
William Deverell created the hit CBC TV series Street Legal, based on this book, which ran from 1986 to 1994, was syndicated worldwide, and has aired in over 50 countries. Deverell’s other books include Needles, The Dance of Shiva, Platinum Blues, Slander, and Trial of Passion. His books have been translated into ten languages and are sold worldwide.