Quest for Justice
Defending the Damned
by Richard S. Jaffe
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Spotlighting sensational murder cases including Che Salvodore Swindle, Bo Cochran, Gary Drinkard nd Randal Padgett, as well as his handling of the Olympic and Birmingham bomber, Eric Rudolph, here is the inside story of Richard Jaffe, the most successful attorney ever at exonerating wrongfully sentenced death row inmates and innocent people accused of murder.
Join Jaffe, a commentator during the O.J. Simpson trials and frequent guest on NPR, CNN and NBC as he enters the harrowing world of accused murderers, when as a young attorney, a judge first asks him to handle the case of Bo Cochran. Follow him as he learns the truth about savage capital crimes, then through tense trial courtrooms as he fights for those who are in a firestorm of controversy, pitting guilt vs. innocence.
In Quest for Justice, a gripping, story-driven narrative that offers never-before-revealed events, conversations and insights into headline cases, readers will come to know the man who has defended 250 people accused of murder. They will learn as he did, about himself, his values and the many injustices of the underprivileged, wrongly accused, helpless and mistreated in a no-holds-barred, shocking behind-the-scenes look at America’s criminal justice system.
Quest for Justice is a taut and suspenseful journey through crime and the legal process from its most combustible, dramatic points: murder scenes, the inside of trial courtrooms, judges' chambers, prison visiting rooms. Hear life/death verdicts and how the death penalty is decided and administered. You will peer not only into Jaffe’s heart and soul, but also into the souls, hearts and eyes of the men and women he has defended and those who have opposed him in these literal fights to the death.
"...the stories are more outrageous than anything the best fiction writer could dream up, but when they finish the book they will have gotten something much better than a great read—the truth."
— William R. Montross Jr. in the NACDL's Champion Magazine
"...provides critical context to the work that death penalty defense lawyers do and its importance to our legal system."
— Michael S. Hiller in the New York Law Journal
Richard S. Jaffe is the Senior Partner of the Birmingham, Alabama law firm of Jaffe and Drennan, P.C., which concentrates on criminal defense and personal injury, with Mr. Jaffe specializing in the areas of criminal defense and civil rights. A graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, he is board certified by the National Board of Trail Advocacy as a Criminal Trial Specialist and is currenlty listed in both Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America. He is licensed to practice law in New York, Georgia, D.C. and Alabama. Jaffe is considered one of the foremost experts and lecturers on criminal law in America and is frequently called upon to comment on death penalty issues and other areas of criminal law by national television, radio and print media.
Visit the Quest for Justice website at questforjusticethebook.com.
Nonfiction, 6 x 9, 320 pages
8 page photo insert
LC #2011928840, world rights
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-374-4 (hc), $24.95
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-397-3 (eBook), $24.95