Death Qualified by Kate Wilhelm, Paperback published by Mira Books, 1991.
Barbara Hollaway Book No 1.
Barbara had given up the law five years before, but she's still "death qualified," still able to defend clients in Oregon who face the death penalty if convicted. And now her lawyer father needs her back in the arena to defend Nell Kendricks, who's been indicted for the murder of her estranged husband, Lucas Kendricks.
But did she do it? After not seeing him for seven years? And where was Lucas all that time? Ultimately, the small-town courtroom is where the truth can be foundif one can spot it through the blinding maelstrom of injustice, confusion, chaos, reality, and love....
Book in excellent condition, small skuff on back cover.