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The Defendants: A New Thriller (Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thriller Series Book 1) by [John Ellsworth]
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Book Cover Book Cover Chase, the Bad Baby Defending Turqoise The Mental Case
Beyond a Reasonable Death Attorney At Large Chase, the Bad Baby Defending Turquoise The Mental Case
Thematics Mob, Justice, Revenge Long Lost Sibling, Murder, Bloodthirsty Mob Corrupt Hospital, Malpractice, Coverup Redemption, Freedom Missing, Sanity, Truth
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Series Thaddeus Murfee - Book 2 Thaddeus Murfee - Book 3 Thaddeus Murfee - Book 4 Thaddeus Murfee - Book 5 Thaddeus Murfee - Book 6
The Girl Who Wrote the New York Times Bestseller The Trial Lawyer The Near Death Experience Flagstaff Station The Crime
The Girl Who Wrote the New York Times Bestseller The Trial Lawyer The Near Death Experience Flagstaff Station The Crime
Thematic Elements Relentless Journalist, Esteemed Lawyer, Skyjacked to Moscow Drunk Driver, Scandalous Wife, District Attorney With a Vendetta Near Death Experience, Skepticism, Believing the Unbelievable FBI Chase, Trial on the Reservation, Sudden Death Whodunit, Two Trials, Death Penalty
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Series Thaddeus Murfee - Book 7 Thaddeus Murfee - Book 8 Thaddeus Murfee - Book 9 Thaddeus Murfee - Book 10 Thaddeus Murfee - Book 11
La Jolla The Post Office The Contract Lawyer RICO Rocky Full Metal Jury
La Jolla The Post Office The Contract Lawyer RICO Rocky Full Metal Jury
Thematic Elements Boy Band, California Beach Murder, Tech Billionaire Right to Die, Deadly Past, Campfire Man on a Mission, Human Trafficking, Lost in a Jungle Corruption, Rogue Cops, Run For the Border, Embezzlement, Murder He Wrote
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Series Thaddeus Murfee - Book 12 Thaddeus Murfee - Book 13 Thaddeus Murfee - Book 14 Thaddeus Murfee - Book 15 Thaddeus Murfee - Book 16

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*John Ellsworth's 30 Days of Justis (Michael Gresham Series) (Thriller). Overall rating: 4.6 stars. "I could hardly put this book down. First book I have read by John Ellsworth. I cannot wait to read more. Well written and holds your attention!" - Ann C

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All my professional life as a lawyer I have wanted towrite legal thrillers.  Thaddeus Murfee very much reflects the kinds ofstruggles I went through as a new, young lawyer in my twenties.  I could strongly relate to his experiences with trying to learn how to do thenuts and bolts of law practice--something they don't teach in lawschool.  Most legal thrillers have a strong beginning, a fast-pacedmiddle, and a thrilling ending.  The Defendants is written in thatstyle.  Other attorneys who write legal thrillers have definitely shownme the way here and I am greatly indebted to them for their willingnessto step up to the plate and try new things.  Mysteries, suspense, andthrillers are a joy to write and I plan to keep at as long as I'm able. Thanks for reading The Defendants.  And please, be sure to look for mynew lawyer thriller, Beyond a Reasonable Death.  It's a follow-up to the Thaddeus Murfee series and I know you will love it.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00HY2KLPG
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 15, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 953 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 266 pages
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Formerly a trial lawyer for 30 years, John Ellsworth is now a full-time writer of thrillers and historical fiction, with millions of copies sold. He holds titles such as USA Today bestseller, Amazon Bestseller and Featured Author, as well as Kindle All-Star.

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THADDEUS MURFEE PREQUEL


A Young Lawyer’s Story


THADDEUS MURFEE SERIES


The Defendants


Beyond a Reasonable Death


Attorney at Large


Chase, the Bad Baby


Defending Turquoise


The Mental Case


The Girl Who Wrote The New York Times Bestseller


The Trial Lawyer


The Near Death Experience


Flagstaff Station 


The Crime


La Jolla Law


The Post office


The Contract Lawyer

SISTERS IN LAW SERIES


Frat Party: Sisters In Law


Hellfire: Sisters In Law


MICHAEL GRESHAM PREQUEL


Lies She Never Told Me


MICHAEL GRESHAM SERIES


The Lawyer


Secrets Girls Keep


The Law Partners


Carlos the Ant


Sakharov the Bear


Annie’s Verdict


Dead Lawyer on Aisle 11


30 Days of Justis 


The Fifth Justice


STANDALONE NOVELS


Girl, Under Oath

The Empty Place at the Table


HISTORICAL THRILLERS


The Point Of Light


Lies She Never Told Me


Unspeakable Prayers


God Save the Spy

Red, White, and Spy

No Trivial Pursuit 


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