Temporary SanityBook - 2004
Leaving the district attorney's office to enter into private practice with the new man in her life, Marty Nickerson tackles a difficult first case in her defense of a client who shot his son's presumed killer on television and refuses to enter in a plea of insanity, his only available means of defense. Reprint.
Simon and Schuster
IS HOMICIDAL INSANITY EVER A LEGAL JUSTIFICATION FOR MURDER?
Cape Cod attorney Marty Nickerson, formerly a prosecutor, faces hard questions as defense attorney for Buck Hammond. With TV cameras rolling, Buck took justice into his own hands. Now he is charged with murder one but he refuses the only viable defense: insanity. Marty and her partner in love and law, Harry Madigan, are already stretched thin when, on the eve of Buck's trial, a bleeding woman staggers into their office. Her attacker has just been found -- dead -- and he's an officer of the court. Now Marty has two seemingly impossible cases. But legal motions and courtroom strategy may be the least of her worries, as shocking revelations soon bring fear to the Cape and devastating twists to Buck's trial....