"Sensitive, thought-provoking, and involving, Death Qualified
is an unqualified success."Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Unlike most writers of legal thrillers, Wilhelm cares as much about her characters
as she does about her courtrooms-which is why her books are such genuine
Five years ago Barbara Holloway gave up practicing law, disillusioned
with a profession that put politics before justice. Then she receives a phone call,
with a simple message: I need you.
Nell Kendrickss husband disappeared seven years earlier, abandoning his young family.
Nell hasnt seen him since, until the day Lucas Kendricks arrives at the edge of her property
and is shot, instantly killed.
Accused of his murder, Nell turns to lawyer Frank Holloway for help. But Frank knows he
cannot win this case alone. He calls upon his daughter Barbara, who remains death
qualified legally able to defend clients who face the death penalty if convicted.
Barbara is determined to stay distanced from the case, but the more she learns, the more
questions she finds herself asking. Is Nell innocent, as Frank attests? Where has Lucas
Kendricks been for the past seven years? Despite her vow, Barbara finds herself drawn to
the case and reclaims the search for truth that first led her to the law.
Kate Wilhelm is the author of more than three dozen books. Her fiction has been translated into many languages and has received numerous awards. She and her husband, Damon Knight, helped found the Science Fiction Writers of America and the Clarion Writers Workshop. They live in Eugene, Oregon.
Anna Fields has found her true home behind the microphone after beginning her career on the stage in Washington, D.C. She has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards and won the coveted Audie Award in 2004.
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