Summary

Mark Gimenez is back as The Colour of Law star A. Scott Fenney takes the stand for an impossible case.
An ISIS attack on America is narrowly averted when the FBI uncovers a plot to detonate a weapon of mass destruction in Dallas, Texas, during the Super Bowl. A federal grand jury indicts 24 coconspirators, including Omar al Mustafa, a notorious and charismatic Muslim cleric known for his incendiary anti-American diatribes on YouTube and Fox News. His arrest is greeted with cheers around the world and relief at home.
The president goes on national television and proclaims, 'We won!' There is only one problem: there is no evidence against Mustafa. That problem falls to the presiding judge, newly appointed US District Judge A. Scott Fenney.
If Mustafa is innocent, Scott must set the most dangerous man in Dallas free, with no idea who is really guilty. And all with just three weeks to go before the attack is due....
©2016 Mark Gimenez (P)2016 Hachette Audio UK
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mr Rupert Seymour on 11-05-17

An important polemic we should heed.

If you could sum up The Absence of Guilt in three words, what would they be?

quit the domestics

What did you like best about this story?

The reasoning is splendid, the arguments sound and controversial though some of it is irritating because of the emotional flummery that was totally unnecessary. The judge was established as a complete and good man though why we had to be faced with his sex life became an embarrassing and unnecessary diversion.

Have you listened to any of Jeff Harding’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Mr Harding is THE prince of narrators. I now tend to choose books that he has narrated.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

I can imagine some xenophobic listeners would find some of the arguments distasteful. They are controversial but well worth addressing as they are a very real part of the troubled world we live in. I recommend everyone to listen to this book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mr. P. Morris on 09-03-17

Excellent story and narration

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

Yes. The story and the balance of characters is brilliant.

What does Jeff Harding bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His emphasis and timing are perfect

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The perfect terrorist decoy

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