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The Evil Shepherd

The Evil Shepherd A former defense attorney turned righteous crusader is the hero of this blockbuster novel from an early master of the thriller genre A businessman is found stabbed through the heart the obvious suspe

  • Title: The Evil Shepherd
  • Author: E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A former defense attorney turned righteous crusader is the hero of this blockbuster novel from an early master of the thriller genre A businessman is found stabbed through the heart, the obvious suspect his partner Oliver Hilditch, a cold eyed fellow with a paper thin alibi Hilditch seems destined for the gallows, but he is saved by brilliant defense attorney Francis LedA former defense attorney turned righteous crusader is the hero of this blockbuster novel from an early master of the thriller genre A businessman is found stabbed through the heart, the obvious suspect his partner Oliver Hilditch, a cold eyed fellow with a paper thin alibi Hilditch seems destined for the gallows, but he is saved by brilliant defense attorney Francis Ledsam, who uses every legal trick he knows to free his client It is a defense to be proud of, but Ledsam s joy vanishes when Hilditch s wife informs him that her husband is guilty of crimes far monstrous than murder His faith in his career shaken, Ledsam vows never again to defend a guilty man But when his newfound principles run up against the harsh reality of real world justice, he finds himself trapped between his love for a beautiful woman and a powerful desire to do the right thing no matter the cost This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

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    1. Free download available at Project Gutenberg.An amazing and surprisingly book, the first book written by Oppenheim I've ever read.

    2. Synopsis/blurb….A best-selling author of novels, short stories, magazine articles, translations, and plays, Oppenheim published over 150 books.He is considered one of the originators of the thriller genre, his novels also range from spy thrillers to romance, but all have an undertone of intrigue. He also wrote under the name of Anthony Partridge.'The Evil Shepherd' begins - Francis Ledsam, alert, well-satisfied with himself and the world, the echo of a little buzz of congratulations still in h [...]

    3. gutenberg/ebooks/5743Opening:Francis Ledsam, alert, well-satisfied with himself and the world, the echo of a little buzz of congratulations still in his ears, paused on the steps of the modern Temple of Justice to light a cigarette before calling for a taxi to take him to his club. Visions of a whisky and soda—his throat was a little parched—and a rubber of easy-going bridge at his favourite table, were already before his eyes. A woman who had followed him from the Court touched him on the s [...]

    4. Gives drying paint a bad rapThis book sucks. It should be renamed A Long Day's Journey Into Nothingness. It is the slowest piece of erudite pulp I have had the misfortune to read, and I didn't come close to finishing it. Don't waste your time. It's a novel filled with hollow characters involved in the pursuit of nothing: a book about nothing. It may have worked for Jerry Seinfeld but not here.

    5. An odd book. Ostensibly a thriller, one is never quite sure where it's heading, but that's one of its virtues, and it ends up being a wonderful and ingenious story. Some may think it dated, but I love this kind of old-fashioned story-telling.

    6. Ever wonder what it would be like if good met evil and then was invited over for dinner and drinks? If evil were interested in the politics and ethics that good was endeavoring to employ? how about if good fell in love with evil’s daughter after her husband who was also evil commits suicide?Welcome to 1922 and E.P. Oppenheim’s ‘The Evil Shepherd.Francis Ledsam is one of London’s brightest and most successful defense lawyers.After successfully defending and proving the innocence of his la [...]

    7. The 20's Roar, with Crime and Romance, Sir Francis Ledsam is a brilliant barrister, whose clientele is mainly of the criminal class. He successfully defends Oliver Hilditch from a charge of murdering his business partner. Shortly after the conclusion of the trial, Hilditch's wife, the beautiful Margaret, tells Ledsam that Hilditch, in fact, is an evil killer. Hilditch invites the lawyer home to dinner where he proceeds to demonstrate how he accomplished the murder. Later that evening, Hilditch i [...]

    8. Francis Ledsam, a self-satisfied successful defense barrister who rarely, if ever, delves into the innocence of his clients has just come off another winen something happens which gives him paused the very intriguing and riveting story unfolds with high intensity. I couldn't put this one down.

    9. This was a very interesting book in that it was published many years ago. There is a young couple. She has been unhappily married, but no more. Her father has the reputation of being corrupt and evil, and yet he rescues horses, cats, and dogs. The ending might be different than what the reader would expect. One typo--fattier for father toward the end.

    10. Tale of an evil man - but is he as evil as people believe. Looks at the difference between morality and the law.

    11. I quite enjoyed this book. I will probably download and read more by this author. Amusing, light reading from another era.

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