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  • The Professor

  • McMurtrie and Drake Legal Thrillers, Book 1
  • By: Robert Bailey
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (90 ratings)

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The Professor

By: Robert Bailey
Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
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Summary

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?

Revised edition: This edition of The Professor includes editorial revisions.

©2015 Robert Bailey (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Really enjoyed this David and Goliath story

The small town lawyer takes on the biggest case of his short career
Lots of underhanded dealings and thuggery makes for a good story

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decent court room thriller

decent court room thriller with a good plot and likeable characters. fans of Grisham will enjoy

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Excellent in all sorts of ways

Initially, at the start, it may seem slightly strange but the lay of the land is being set. The drama that unfolds is tense, believable and the characters are all plausible. The trial itself is well written with twists and turns. A definite one to listen to.

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A poor rehash of John Grisham's first novel

A poorly re-written rehash of "A Time to Kill". A disgraced legal genius making his comeback by helping a portage whilst witnesses are being intimidated, but we all comes good in the end! Bitterly disappointed that i wasted my monthly credit on this book.

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The reader needs to be taught grammar

The story itself is fine but the reader is really not up to a legal thriller. The reader could probably butcher a nursery story. Commas are not full stops, Eric, so don’t read as though they are! Slow down and don’t read like the listener is 5 years old.

Audible, don’t you ever listen to books before you sign off on them? Please try to be a bit more discerning when it comes to readers and narrators. Perhaps give them some guidance and editing?

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defenceman lawyer

Interesting story involving a number of different characters, and a trial with a number of twists
well narrated

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A courtroom drama!!!

A great story . It kept my interest through out & I couldn't put it down!!! I finished it with in 24hrs.

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very good courtroom read

I loved this book. Good narration, fast pace and likeable characters. A series I will continue with.

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