The nail-biting tension of Jagged Edge combined with the riveting courtroom drama of A Few Good Men.
With each new Joseph Finder novel, a growing readership discovers a suspense writer Nelson DeMille has called a “master storyteller,” whose books People magazine has declared “pure dynamite,” and The New Yorker has hailed as “thrilling…the plot and pacing of a cineplex blockbuster.” Now Joseph Finder gives us his most powerful and gripping story yet, a bullet-fast, stay-up-all-night tale that taps into our most deep-seated fears.
Claire Heller Chapman has the perfect life. She’s a Harvard law professor and a high-profile criminal defense attorney known for taking on—and winning—tough cases. But one day this perfect life is shattered when her husband Tom Chapman is suddenly arrested by a team of government agents and accused of a brutal crime he insists he didn’t commit. As Claire finds herself drawn closer into a web of duplicity and shadowy figures, she discovers that her husband is not who he says he is…that he once had a different name…even a different face.
Now Claire must put her reputation on the line to defend Tom in a top-secret court-martial. As she searches for the truth, she begins to unravel an insidious, high-level government conspiracy that threatens not only her career but also her life, and the lives of her loved ones. All the while, she struggles to maintain her belief in her husband’s innocence—even when all the evidence seems to indicate that he is a cold-blooded murderer.
With its vivid characters, razor-edge suspense, and an irresistible narrative force, HIGH CRIMES will seize you from the first page and hold you spellbound to the last.
Original edition January 1998. Became a 2002 Fox film starring Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman.