Polis Books

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“Buffa's characters are compelling; the dialogue authentic and well crafted. With the current political upheaval, Buffa’s newest novel hits home in more ways than one. The author draws on his own experience as a criminal defense attorney to render realistic courtroom proceedings. Highly recommended for lovers of legal and political thrillers." --Library Journal (Starred Review)

The riveting new thriller from bestselling Edgar Award nominee D.W. Buffa!

It was a strange case, a great case, a case that, once it got to trial, might well change forever the history of the United States. Other presidents had been murdered, but no one who had killed a president had ever been brought to trial. I did not want any part of it.

NECESSITY is the riveting new thriller from bestselling Edgar Award nominee D.W. Buffa in which criminal defense attorney Joseph Antonelli finds himself embroiled in the most controversial and explosive trial in American history, representing the man accused of murdering the President.

When renowned lawyer Joseph Antonelli--the defense attorney who has never lost a case--takes on the most shocking and controversial case of his storied career, he has no idea of the depths of trouble he’s about to get into. A man has murdered the President of the United States, but has invoked the “Law of Necessity,” which states that a crime is justified if it serves the greater good and thus prevents a greater harm from occurring.

As the nation watches the trial of the century, Antonelli must try a case with all eyes on him...and his own life on the line.

NECESSITY will enthrall half of the country and infuriate the other half. Everyone, however, will want to read it.