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A Shattered Circle

A Shattered Circle

A Novel

Kevin Egan

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After an accident leaves New York City judge William Lonergan mentally impaired, his wife, Barbara, who doubles as the judge’s confidential secretary, is determined to protect his health, his career, and his reputation. Barbara and Larry Seagle, the judge’s law clerk, support Judge Lonergan enough for him to fulfill his judicial duties, keeping his true condition secret. Months pass under this exhausting routine, until suddenly Barbara finds her new way of life under siege.

A private investigator needs Judge Lonergan's help in investigating the murder of a well-known lawyer in upstate New York. A bitter litigant files a grievance against the judge with the Judicial Conduct Commission. Driven by loyalty and guilt, court officer Foxx is looking into a decades-old courthouse murder to exonerate a childhood friend who is dying in prison. He hits many dead ends, until he learns that Barbara Lonergan, who worked as a stenographer long before she married the judge, likely has information about the murder victim.

After the judge is attacked, Barbara decides they should leave New York City. Arriving at their summer house, Barbara believes that she and the judge are safe. She could not be more wrong.

A Shattered Circle by Kevin Egan is a tensely plotted legal thriller set in New York City's iconic 60 Centre Street

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Ken Palmer felt the big old Buick pull to the right when he was halfway across the field. He was off road, in a car not designed for off-road driving, and instead of stopping to confirm what...

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"Egan populates this standalone, his best to date, with characters readers will empathize with and cleverly resolves each of the multiple story lines."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Kevin Egan

KEVIN EGAN is the acclaimed author of Midnight, as well as various other novels and short stories. He has spent his entire legal career working in the New York State court system, including lengthy stints as law clerk to two state supreme court justices. He graduated with a BA in English from Cornell University and teaches legal writing at Berkeley College in Manhattan.

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April 6, 2017

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