Andrew Wolfenson: In His Own Defense
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What happens when an attorney is wrongfully accused of murdering a client’s husband? Are conversations and interactions between the client and attorney protected by the Attorney-Client privilege, or is the attorney capable of defending himself against the false accusation, even if his actions prove damaging to the client?
Attorney Andrew Wolfenson explores these issues in his first novel, In His Own Defense (284 pp, $10.99). It is the story of Eric Goldberg, a New Jersey attorney who is first seduced, and then falsely accused of murder, by one of his clients. While testing the boundaries of the attorney-client privilege in conversations with the local police, Goldberg travels to Brazil to locate the one person who can clear his name. There, he gains the assistance of a transplanted American architect and his free-spirited, exhibitionist girlfriend, who lead him through the streets and clubs of Sao Paulo searching for his accuser. All the while, American and Brazilian police are searching for him.
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