Sunday, March 3, 2019

"The Perfect Alibi"

Phillip Margolin has written over twenty novels, most of them New York Times bestsellers, including Gone But Not Forgotten, Lost Lake, and Violent Crimes. In addition to being a novelist, he was a long time criminal defense attorney with decades of trial experience, including a large number of capital cases.

Margolin applied the Page 69 Test to The Perfect Alibi, his second novel in the series featuring Robin Lockwood, ex-MMA fighter and Yale law school graduate, and reported the following:
Page 69 is not representative of The Perfect Alibi. In The Perfect Alibi, Robin agrees to represent a woman who claims to have been raped by Blaine Hastings, a star athlete. DNA evidence leads to the athlete's criminal conviction, but he swears he is innocent. Then a second woman is raped and the DNA evidence again points to Hastings. But, there is a problem. Hastings was behind bars when the second rape occurred and only identical twins have identical DNA. When Hastings is released, people start to die, but who is killing them? Page 69 introduces a subplot about another lawsuit involving a pharmaceutical company that doesn't appear to have any connection to anything else that is happening in the novel – but it does.
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The Page 69 Test: The Third Victim.

--Marshal Zeringue