Near fine condition.Michael Joseph,2007.First edition-first printing.Black hardback(silver lettering to the spine,two small nicks and creases on the edges of the cover and spine) with Dj(a couple of nicks and creases on the edges of the Dj cover),both in near fine condition.Nice and clean pages with a small colour mark on the outer edges,two small colour marks on the edges of page 4 and 5,small nick and crease on the edges of the pages.Nice and clean book with light shelf wear inside the edges of the Dj cover.599pp.Price un-clipped.A collectable first edition-first printing.Heavy book(approx 1.2 Kg). This is another paragraph Product Description: Julia Valenciano is a young, ambitious prosecutor facing a case that could launch her career. The defendant David Marquette is a successful Miami surgeon and devoted family man. The victims are Marquette's own wife and three small children. The plea is not guilty by reason of insanity. The perfect father and model husband, David Marquette seemingly just snapped. His experienced defence team claims paranoid delusions caused by schizophrenia drove him to slaughter his entire family. But the state suspects Marquette's insanity defence is being fabricated to disguise murders that were cold-blooded and calculated. Worse, Julia believes Marquette could be responsible for a string of unsolved, brutal homicides. The distraught survivor could just be one of the most prolific and elusive serial killers in the country's history. To bring him to justice, Julia must embark on a terrifying personal journey back into her own past - something she has struggled for fifteen years to forget. And this will lead her to confront a future so chilling, she's not sure she will ever be able to face it. Plea of Insanity confirms Jilliane Hoffman as a major thriller-writing talent at the peak of her powers.