Proof Positive

Proof Positive

Book - 2006
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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.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2006
ISBN: 9780060735050
Branch Call Number: F Margolin
Characteristics: 314 pages ;,24 cm


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Oct 28, 2017

Another in the enjoyable Amanda Jaffe series. Disturbing when some should be good guys are bad guys. Ends up being an early harbinger of the real-life modern American judicial system. Margolin is best when he sticks with the procedural elements and doesn't stray too far off course.

Apr 19, 2015

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

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.

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.

Aug 20, 2010

A nice, solid thriller.


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Aug 27, 2010

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