Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk, desperately trying to get promoted. And then he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite.
The only problem is that the accused man, Vernon James, turns out to be not only someone he knows, but someone he loathes. This case could potentially make Terry's career; but how can he defend a former friend who betrayed him so badly?
With the trial date looming, Terry delves deeper into Vernon's life and is forced to confront secrets from their shared past that could have devastating consequences for them both. For years he has wanted to witness Vernon's downfall, but with so much at stake, how can Terry be sure that he is guilty? And what choices must he make to ensure justice is done?
Packed with twists, turns and an unforgettable trial scene, The Verdict is the most page-turning British legal thriller in many years.
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Author Nick Stone interviewed by Janice Forsyth on BBC Radio Scotland January 2014.