Proof Positive

Proof Positive

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When defense attorney Amanda Jaffe, representing a derelict charged with a brutal killing, takes a close-up look at the case, which involves overwhelming forensic evidence, she discovers that the evidence may not be what it seems.

HARPERCOLL

Defense attorney Doug Weaver believes his client, Jacob Cohen, is innocent—but the forensic evidence proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that the meek, mentally ill homeless man killed and dismembered a woman . . .

Hired to defend gangster Art Prochaska against charges that he murdered an informer, lawyer Amanda Jaffe and her father, Frank, have their work cut out for them—because, as improbable as it seems, the forensic clues scream that Prochaska is guilty . . .

And now people are dying inexplicably—as Amanda and Doug join forces to find answers hidden somewhere in the darkest corners of crime scene investigation, where a god-playing madman holds the lethal power to alter the truth.


New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin returns with a shocking and enthralling thriller about the way CSI evidence can be misused by a killer with his own twisted sense of justice.

Doug Weaver is a defense attorney who always believes the best of his clients, and Jacob Cohen, on trial for murder, is no exception. Jacob may be homeless and mentally ill, but Doug can't imagine that this meek and intensely religious man could have killed and dismembered a woman. Yet Bernard Cashman, a forensic expert at the Oregon State Crime Lab, finds evidence that indisputably connects Cohen with the crime.

Frustrated and confused, Doug consults Amanda Jaffe, star of Margolin's spine-tingler Wild Justice. Amanda and her father, Frank, are working on a case that seems completely unrelated—gangster Art Prochaska is accused of murdering an informer. When Amanda starts looking too closely at the seemingly air-tight evidence in these two apparently unconnected cases, people start to die—and she discovers that a madman with the power to alter the truth is on the loose.

From the author whose writing the Chicago Tribune called "twisted and brilliant" and hailed by Lisa Scottoline as "genuinely surprising," Proof Positive promises an unbeatable combination of inside-CSI detail and intriguing insights into the minds of criminals and the attorneys who defend them—and, of course, the plot twists, stay-up-all-night suspense, and gasp-inducing surprises that are Phillip Margolin's undisputed trademark.


New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin returns with a shocking and enthralling thriller about the way CSI evidence can be misused by a killer with his own twisted sense of justice.

Doug Weaver is a defense attorney who always believes the best of his clients, and Jacob Cohen, on trial for murder, is no exception. Jacob may be homeless and mentally ill, but Doug can't imagine that this meek and intensely religious man could have killed and dismembered a woman. Yet Bernard Cashman, a forensic expert at the Oregon State Crime Lab, finds evidence that indisputably connects Cohen with the crime.

Frustrated and confused, Doug consults Amanda Jaffe, star of Margolin's spine-tingler Wild Justice. Amanda and her father, Frank, are working on a case that seems completely unrelated—gangster Art Prochaska is accused of murdering an informer. When Amanda starts looking too closely at the seemingly air-tight evidence in these two apparently unconnected cases, people start to die—and she discovers that a madman with the power to alter the truth is on the loose.

From the author whose writing the Chicago Tribune called "twisted and brilliant" and hailed by Lisa Scottoline as "genuinely surprising," Proof Positive promises an unbeatable combination of inside-CSI detail and intriguing insights into the minds of criminals and the attorneys who defend them—and, of course, the plot twists, stay-up-all-night suspense, and gasp-inducing surprises that are Phillip Margolin's undisputed trademark.



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Doug Weaver is a defense attorney who always believes the best of his clients, and Jacob Cohen, on trial for murder, is no exception. Jacob may be homeless and mentally ill, but Doug can't imagine that this meek and intensely religious man could have killed and dismembered a woman. Yet Bernard Cashman, a forensic expert at the Oregon State Crime Lab, finds evidence that indisputably connects Cohen with the crime.
Frustrated and confused, Doug consults Amanda Jaffe, star of Margolin's spine-tingler Wild Justice. Amanda and her father, Frank, are working on a case that seems completely unrelated - gangster Art Prochaska is accused of murdering an informer. When Amanda starts looking too closely at the seemingly air-tight evidence in these two apparently unconnected cases, people start to die - and she discovers that a madman with the power to alter the truth is on the loose.

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& Taylor

When defense attorney Amanda Jaffe, representing a derelict charged with a brutal killing, takes a close-up look at the case, which involves overwhelming forensic evidence, as well as one in which her father is defending a mobster accused of a junkie's murder, she discovers that the evidence may not be what it seems and that someone with the power to alter the truth is on the loose. 200,000 first printing.
When defense attorney Amanda Jaffe, representing a derelict charged with a brutal killing, takes a close-up look at the case, which involves overwhelming forensic evidence, as well as one in which her father is defending a mobster accused of a junkie's murder, she discovers that the evidence may not be what it seems and that someone with the power to alter the truth is on the loose. Reprint.

Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York, NY : HarperCollins e-books, c2006
ISBN: 9780061195211
0061195219
9780061195228
0061195227
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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rahmmie
Apr 19, 2015

I enjoyed this book. Entertaining, fast read, interesting plot

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BLACKSQUIRREL_1
Dec 10, 2014

love the amanda jaffe series

akasq May 24, 2013

A good plot with lots of twist,
An abundance of names and
characters, took something
away from positive stoty.

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ZiggyZiggler
Mar 16, 2011

If you like Jefferey Deaver, this is a similar writing style. I'll be reading more of his stuff. Was looking for Northwest based mysteries, but I'll read any of Margolin's books now that I tried this one on.

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aju_ram
Aug 20, 2010

A nice, solid thriller.

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