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Matters of Doubt

A Cal Claxton Mystery

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Published: September 2013
Published: May 2021
Published: September 2013
SKU: SBCNFG4738
SKU: 9781464214738
SKU: 9781464201738

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Overview

Cal Claxton is determined to reinvent himself as a small town lawyer in the aftermath of his wife's suicide. Once a hard-charging L.A. prosecutor, he now lives in his "Aerie"—an old farmhouse overlooking the Oregon wine country. When a scruffy, tattooed kid shows up asking for help in solving his mother's cold case murder, Cal wants to say no. But the kid, who calls himself Picasso, has ridden a bike from Portland, and something about his determination touches Cal.

It turns out that Picasso is a gifted artist and one of the legion of street kids who are drawn to Portland's Old Town. Cal accepts Picasso as a client, but things quickly turn ugly when Picasso is charged with the murder of his mother's former boyfriend, a major business figure. Suddenly Cal finds himself back in the game, pitted against the police, the media, a right-wing shock jock, a Russian cage fighter, and some of Portland's most powerful citizens—upstanding and lowdown.

Product Details

  • Size: Paperback & Paperback Large Print - 5.50 in x 8.50 in
  • Pages: Paperback - 336, Paperback Large Print - 432
"Easley brings alive the world of street kids and the alternative social groups they form..." — Publishers Weekly
"Warren Easley has created a character you can root for—a man who has experienced loss but still believes in a better future, a lawyer who vigorously pursues justice for the most vulnerable clients. Matters of Doubt proves that legal thrillers can indeed be thrilling." — Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author
"A fast, fun read with a fascinating defendant and our hero, Cal Claxton, a small town lawyer who risks his life to solve a big time cold case." — Philip Margolin, New York Times bestselling author
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