Fugitive - 2009
Amanda Jaffe, the heroine of WILD JUSTICE and PROOF POSITIVE, is back—in this twisting tale of international intrigue and murder that leads her deep into the past… and into the crosshairs of a killer.
Charlie Marsh, a petty thief and con man, becomes a national hero when he rescues the warden of a state penitentiary during a prison riot, but it doesn't take long before he is wanted again, suspected of killing a United States congressman. After twelve years of living in the African nation of Batanga, at the mercy of Jean-Claude Baptiste, a sadistic, power-mad dictator, Charlie flees for home to face his murder charge, when Baptiste learns about Charlie's affair with the tyrant's favorite wife.
But it's not just the state of Oregon that's got it in for the philandering con. Criminal lawyer Amanda Jaffe has her work cut out for her. She must keep Charlie off death row, protect him from the head of Baptiste's deadly secret police, and prevent him from being caught by a shadowy killer who will stop at nothing to keep the truth about a decade-old crime buried forever.
CRITICAL PRAISE FOR PHILLIP MARGOLIN’S FUGITIVE:
"Entertaining… a plot set on full boil… All will enjoy following the resourceful Amanda as she puts the puzzle pieces together."
— Publishers Weekly
"The pages fly in this violent, twisty tale of one man's journey through the legal system, and legal thriller fans will snap up Margolin's latest for their summer beach reads."
— Library Journal
"Great pace, clever plot, amusing...characters— all followed by a surprise ending. What more can you ask for?"
"Margolin specializes in plot...his new novel "Fugitive" speeds along well over the posted limit....This is a book to take to the beach..."
— Portland Oregonian