Worthy Brown's Daughter by Phillip Margolin audiobook

Worthy Brown's Daughter

By Phillip Margolin
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HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062195340
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Known for his critically acclaimed contemporary thrillers, New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin explores intriguing new territory in Worthy Brown's Daughter, a compelling historical drama, set in nineteenth-century Oregon, that combines a heartbreaking story of slavery and murder with classic Margolin plot twists. One of a handful of lawyers in the new state of Oregon, recently widowed Matthew Penny agrees to help Worthy Brown, a newly freed slave, rescue his fifteen year old daughter, Roxanne, from their former master, a powerful Portland lawyer. Worthy's lawsuit sets in motion events that lead to Worthy's arrest for murder and create an agonizing moral dilemma that could send either Worthy or Matthew to the hangman. At the same time, hanging judge Jed Tyler, a powerful politician with a barren personal life, becomes infatuated with a beautiful gold-digger who is scheming to murder Benjamin Gillette, Oregon's wealthiest businessman. When Gillette appears to die from natural causes, Sharon Hill produces a forged contract of marriage and Tyler must decide if he will sacrifice his reputation to defend that of the woman who inspired his irrational obsession. At Worthy's trial, Matthew saves Worthy by producing a stunning courtroom surprise and his attempt to stop the deadly fortune hunter ends in a violent climax.

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Summary

Summary

Known for his critically acclaimed contemporary thrillers, New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin explores intriguing new territory in Worthy Brown's Daughter, a compelling historical drama, set in nineteenth-century Oregon, that combines a heartbreaking story of slavery and murder with classic Margolin plot twists.

One of a handful of lawyers in the new state of Oregon, recently widowed Matthew Penny agrees to help Worthy Brown, a newly freed slave, rescue his fifteen year old daughter, Roxanne, from their former master, a powerful Portland lawyer. Worthy's lawsuit sets in motion events that lead to Worthy's arrest for murder and create an agonizing moral dilemma that could send either Worthy or Matthew to the hangman.

At the same time, hanging judge Jed Tyler, a powerful politician with a barren personal life, becomes infatuated with a beautiful gold-digger who is scheming to murder Benjamin Gillette, Oregon's wealthiest businessman. When Gillette appears to die from natural causes, Sharon Hill produces a forged contract of marriage and Tyler must decide if he will sacrifice his reputation to defend that of the woman who inspired his irrational obsession.

At Worthy's trial, Matthew saves Worthy by producing a stunning courtroom surprise and his attempt to stop the deadly fortune hunter ends in a violent climax.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This departure for bestselling thriller writer Margolin might appeal to fans of the acclaimed movie 12 Years a Slave.” USA Today
Worthy Brown’s Daughter is a fast and absorbing read, and Margolin’s law expertise makes the book’s climax…an exciting moment indeed.” Seattle Times
Worthy Brown’s Daughter reads something like Deadwood meets Twelve Years a Slave. The finale in the courtroom is as brilliant and exciting as any great legal drama…[A] beautifully written story rooted in America’s brutal history of slavery and racism.” Iron Mountain News
“With plenty of action and short chapters, this historical legal thriller is a quick read…Margolin’s fans might be surprised by this one, which strays from his normal modern thrillers, but the lively narrative will keep readers engrossed.” Library Journal
“The Old West comes alive in heart-wrenching, violent, and wicked racist color…Legal thriller and western fans will stay with it to the last page…Margolin’s novel offers a compelling portrait of small town justice done right.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Phillip Margolin

Author Bio: Phillip Margolin

Phillip Margolin has written more than a dozen New York Times bestselling mysteries for adults, including Gone, but Not Forgotten; Executive Privilege; and Wild Justice. With Vanishing Acts, he achieved two new firsts—his first book for young readers and his first book with his daughter, Ami Margolin Rome.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 8.99
Audience: Adult
Language: English