The Defendants: A Legal Thriller (Thaddeus Murfee Legal Thriller Series Book 1)

Written by John Ellsworth
Category: · Mystery & Suspense

From USA TODAY best-selling author John Ellsworth meet Thaddeus Murfee in Book 1 of the 11 book series

Young Thaddeus Murfee is a trial lawyer with less than 18 months of courtroom experience. He is completely unprepared for the complicated murder case that he is asked to defend.

While Ermeline was passed out, her date carved his name in her breasts. Later, he is found murdered. Ermeline is arrested based on circumstantial evidence because she had motive and opportunity. She hires Thaddeus, who makes his criminal lawyer debut defending his first murder case in this intense courtroom drama. 

In The Defendants, John Ellsworth offers you a courtroom thriller that puts you right in the front row of the jury. See the politics that lurk behind criminal cases and discover how love can grow out of the strangest beginnings that anybody could imagine.

In the exciting climax in this free legal thriller, Thaddeus is only given a split second to save his own life. His heart-pounding reaction in this crime fiction novel is breathtaking! 

“Legal drama in the first degree!” – Amazon Five Star Review 


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October 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM EDT

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“We launched KDP in 2007 with the first Kindle, and since then hundreds of thousands of independent authors have chosen to self-publish their books, earning up to 70 percent of their royalties and retaining the life-long rights of their work,” said Charles Kronbach, Director of Independent Publishing Worldwide for Amazon. “In 2017, thousands of KDP authors earned more than $50,000 in royalties, and more than a thousand earned more than $100,000. We are inspired by the success of these writers and how they are delighting readers.”
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John Ellsworth’s 30 Days of Justis (Michael Gresham Series) (Thriller). Overall rating: 4.6 stars. “I could hardly put this book down. First book I have read by John Ellsworth. I cannot wait to read more. Well written and holds your attention!” – Ann C



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