BOOK REVIEW: PROOF POSITIVE
Did you ever wonder what a forensic crime lab expert could do with the evidence he was investigating if he really wanted to misuse his power?
This is exactly what happens in this novel. Bernard Cashman, a forensic expert at the Oregon State Crime Lab, has the power to fake evidence in the cases he is supposed to be testing. Who does he think he is to be able to determine whether someone is guilty or innocent?
Jacob Cohen is homeless and mentally ill. He is charged with killing and dismembering a woman. Doug Weaver is a defense attorney who believes his client could not have committed such a crime. Much to everyone's surprise, Bernard Cashman finds evidence that connects Cohen to the crime.
Doug just could not believe the results. He consults with Amanda Jaffe and her father, Frank, who are working on a case. This case, however, is not related to the one Doug is working on.
As Amanda starts to look at the evidence in these two cases, people start to die. Amanda soon realizes what is going on.
Is Amanda able to help save Doug's client and expose the real truth as to what is happening?
Phillip Margolin has a background as a long-time criminal defense attorney. He knows from experience what goes on in a criminal's mind and this new novel is no exception. This is an intriguing read filled with a great cast of characters and the reader will enjoy the thrill ride as Amanda tries to find the truth. You don't have to be a CSI fan to enjoy this book but if you are one you will not be disappointed. Be sure to add this one to your reading list. It is another excellent summer read.
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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