Jessica Nagoshi, the beautiful heiress to her father's billion-dollar empire, is being groomed, along with her brother Peter, to take control of Nagoshi Inc. That is, until she is brutally murdered in the greenhouse of her father's extensive Wellesley estate.
Jessica was in her third year pre-law at the prestigious Deane University, and the police enter the hallowed halls of the most expensive college in America to begin their investigation.
Boston criminal defence attorney David Cavanaugh is thrust into this high-society case when James Matheson, a wealthy, connected, but unaffected law student is arrested for Jessica's murder. For in James he sees traces of his younger self - Matheson is dedicated, ambitious, but still idealistic enough to believe that justice will always prevail.
From the outset David is hampered by unspoken alliances, corporate malpractice, love, lust, and a disastrous misplace of trust that will leave his case in tatters. But in the end, nothing can prepare him for the truth - and the diabolical lengths some will go to preserve their life of privilege.
©2008 Sydney Bauer. (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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"Terrific legal suspense." ( Lee Child)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Anita on 18-04-11


My first experience listening to a Sydney Bauer novel and I really enjoyed it.
It took me a little time to get used to the narrator his voice and speed irrated me initally, but then I got used to it, and the different characters he portrayed were really good.
The storyline was excellent and I liked the characters there was no time to be bored as the story moved on quickly .
I will read/listen to more by this author.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anna on 05-06-14

highly entertaining

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Entertaining and very well read.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Alibi?

I particularly loved the narrator. His vocal skills are superb. The council for the prosecution was a dead ringer for Jack Nicholson and there was a Woody Allen impression thrown in somewhere too. Highly entertaining and thoroughly ridiculous plot line. Great!

What does Bill Ten Eyck bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He totally brought this story to life. Will look out for other stuff he reads now.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 12-09-10

Discovery for me

Had not listened to any Sydney Bauer novels prior to Alibi. Now I'm scouring Audible for additional titles. Surprisingly good listen made more so by Bill Ten Eyck's narration.
Good plot with complex characters clearly recognizable during the telling. Not your usual, tidily wrapped up conclusion. I enjoyed this novel and narrator planning to download additional Bauer novels.
Give it a try. You, too, may be pleasantly surprised.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Alison on 15-02-10

Who Did the Fact Checking?

It was obvious that the author was not American. He knows little about US legal education and it pervades the novel. The underlying story is somewhat interesting, but the complete misunderstanding about the US legal system made this an irritating read/listen.

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