Getting his client off death row could save his career… or make him the next victim.
Daniel Pike would rather fight for justice than follow the rules. His unique ability to “connect the dots,” to observe what others do not, has made him the most notorious criminal lawyer in St. Petersburg. But when his courtroom career goes up in smoke, he fears his lifelong purpose is a lost cause. A mysterious job offer from a secretive boss gives him a second chance but lands him an impossible case with multiple lives at stake…
To protect a young orphan from a horrifying fate, Pike must save the girl's guardian from a charge of first-degree murder. Dan uses every trick he knows in a high-stakes trial filled with unexpected revelations and breathtaking surprises as he uncovers a trail of deceit from Florida to El Salvador. When blood-soaked threats arrive, Dan realizes that winning the case might be a death sentence for him—and everyone he hoped to protect.
Can Pike protect the girl and get the charges dropped before his race for the truth proves fatal?
The Last Chance Lawyer is a gripping legal thriller. If you like courtroom suspense, page-turning plot twists, and rebel attorneys, then you’ll love William Bernhardt’s riveting drama.
“Once started, it is hard to let [The Last Chance Lawyer] go, since the characters are inviting, engaging and complicated. I recommend that you find and read this book. You will enjoy it.”
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
“William Bernhardt is a born stylist, and his writing through the years has aged like a fine wine….”
Steve Berry, bestselling author of The Warsaw Protocol
“Bernhardt is the undisputed master of the courtroom drama.”