The Legal Limit

The Legal Limit

Paperback - 2009
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Gates Hunt is a compulsive felon, serving a stiff penitentiary sentence for selling cocaine. His brother, Mason, however, has escaped their bitter, impoverished upbringing to become the commonwealth's attorney for their rural hometown in Virginia, where he enjoys a contented life with his wife and spitfire daughter. But Mason's idyll is abruptly pierced by a wicked tragedy, and soon afterward trouble finds him again when he is forced to confront a brutal secret he and his brother had both sworn to take with them to the grave, a secret that threatens everyone and everything he holds dear.

Intricately plotted and relentlessly entertaining, The Legal Limit is an exploration of the judicial system's roughest edges, as well as a gripping story of murder, family, and the difficult divide that sometimes separates genuine justice from the law.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Contemporaries, 2009.
Edition: 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed.
ISBN: 9780307388667
0307388662
Characteristics: 402 p. ; 21 cm.

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0007548100dmw
Feb 18, 2016

Very good, well written novel. Would recommend.

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cochristian
Apr 13, 2014

This book really has an edge! I like the way a lie is evolving in the story line. It really makes you think about the consequences of crime and punishment.

Funny and exciting, this legal thriller does not track its characters' life in the fast lane, but in the back country roads of the rural south. The hero is more an anti-hero, trying to maintain the deep bonds of family even when his remaining family--his brother--is bent on his own destruction.

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