Synopsis from Goodreads
Memorial Day Weekend --
known in the wholesale floral industry as the Dead Holiday. May 24,
1973 boosted it to a new level: murder.
Twin Cities' press dubbed
it the Orchid Murder. Whispers of betrayal and greed escalated to
accusations of adultery, police incompetence, even ties to organized
crime. Millions of dollars changed hands--and an innocent Norm Wartnick
was caught in a vortex or recriminations and branded Murderer.
Snider and Joe Friedberg, two of Minnesota's top trial attorneys, were
incensed by Wartnick's plight. Knowing they would battle enormous peer
pressure and even greater odds, Snider and Friedberg placed their
careers on the line in a six-year struggle against a judicial system
determined to justify an attorney's betrayal of his client.
The Orchid Murder: Untangling a Web of Unsolved Murders and Legal Malpractice by Christine Hunt
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A murder, a lazy arrogant lawyer, and a man's quest to clear his name.
At first I thought the book was moving a little too slowly for me. I also at first got bogged down in the legal terms but it didn't take long for me to get engrossed in the book and hope Norm Wartnick finally got some justice. The writer does know how to spin an intriguing tale.
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* I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.