The Professor

Robert Bailey (Author)
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Description

Law professor Thomas Jackson McMurtrie literally wrote the book on evidence in the state of Alabama. But when a power-hungry colleague uses a recent run-in between McMurtrie and headstrong student Rick Drake to end his career, he is left unsure what to do next.

Meanwhile, a devastating trucking accident in Henshaw, Alabama, leaves a young family dead. Drake, now a fledgling lawyer, takes the case against the freight carrier and soon begins to uncover the truth behind the tragedy that is buried in a tangled web of arson, bribery, and greed. On the eve of the trial and with his case unraveling in the midst of a dangerous cover-up that threatens to silence his star witnesses, Drake realizes that only his estranged mentor, Professor McMurtrie, can help him now.

With everything to lose and only justice to gain, will McMurtrie and Drake overcome bad blood to defeat a ruthless adversary? Can the Professor turn back the clock and recover all that he's lost?

Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Thomas & Mercer
Publish Date
August 18, 2015
Pages
428
Dimensions
5.57 X 0.92 X 8.24 inches | 0.98 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781503945548

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About the Author

Mr. Bailey is a civil defense trial attorney. He represents health care providers and nursing homes in medical liability cases. He defends trucking companies, insurance carriers, the insured, and businesses in injury-related lawsuits. He defends employers in workers' compensation lawsuits and has defended employers in actions filed by employees under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans With Disabilities Act. He has litigated matters in Alabama state trial courts, federal trial courts, and arbitration.

Reviews

"Taut, page-turning, and smart, The Professor is a legal thriller that will keep readers up late as the twists and turns keep coming. Set in Alabama, it also includes that state's greatest icon, one Coach Bear Bryant. In fact, the Bear gets things going with the energy of an Alabama kickoff to Auburn. Robert Bailey knows his state and he knows his law. He also knows how to write characters that are real, sympathetic, and surprising. If he keeps writing novels this good, he's got quite a literary career before him."
- Homer Hickam, author of Rocket Boys/October Sky, New York Times Number 1 bestseller.
"Taut, page-turning, and smart, "The Professor" is a legal thriller that will keep readers up late as the twists and turns keep coming. Set in Alabama, it also includes that state's greatest icon, one Coach Bear Bryant. In fact, the Bear gets things going with the energy of an Alabama kickoff to Auburn. Robert Bailey knows his state and he knows his law. He also knows how to write characters that are real, sympathetic, and surprising. If he keeps writing novels this good, he's got quite a literary career before him."
- Homer Hickam, author of Rocket Boys/October Sky, New York Times Number 1 bestseller.
"The Professor is that rare combination of thrills, chills and heart. Gripping from the first page to the last."
-Winston Groom, author of "Forrest Gump"
"Robert Bailey is a thriller writer to reckon with. His debut novel has a tight and twisty plot, vivid characters, and a pleasantly down-home sensibility that will remind some readers of adventures in Grisham-land. Luckily, Robert Bailey is an original, and his skill as a writer makes the Alabama setting all his own. The Professor marks the beginning of a very promising career."
- Mark Childress, author of "Georgia Bottoms" and "Crazy in Alabama
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Move over, John Grisham. There's a new kid in town, and he's come well armed with a book that grips readers from the first page until the last and leaves them wanting more. "The Professor," a legal thriller by Robert Bailey, will have readers asking, "John who?"
-Loretta Gillepsie, The Decatur Daily