Proof of Intent
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Proof of Intent


Charley Sloan isn't your typical lawyer. But then again, this isn't your typical case. When famous author and hometown hero Miles Dane is arrested for murdering his wife, it seems like an open-and-shut case. With no credible alibi, a mountain of physical evidence, and a motive of millions, it seems the prosecution's case is airtight.

The police suspect that Dane had planned this crime many years ago--and made the mistake of writing it all exact detail. Even Charley begins to question Dane's innocence. But Charley's own investigation gives him reason to believe that his client is being framed and that the real killer is using Dane's own bizarre imagination against him. But why isn't Dane speaking up? What secrets is he hiding?

As the trial begins, it's still unclear where Miles Dane's wild imaginings stop and reality begins. Or whether he is committing the ultimate sacrifice in order to atone for something he did long ago. Only in the crucible of the final, fevered moments of trial will Charley finally put the pieces together and reveal the stunning truth...

Title:Proof of Intent
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:320 pages

    Proof of Intent Reviews

  • Amber
    May 27, 2011

    One of my all-time favorites!!!...

  • Susannah Carleton
    May 08, 2017

    Charlie Sloan may be facing his toughest case yet, and the accused man, Miles Dane, isn't helping. The account he gives the police is very different from what he originally told Charlie. Is the noveli...

  • Lynn K Mooney
    Mar 19, 2017

    Surprise plot.If you like compelling plots, This book has it plus a surprise ending. I would have ne very guessed the depth of the family situation and how ludicrous the whole situation was....

  • J
    Dec 09, 2012

    BEWARE OF SPOILERS. I don't hide or promote my reviews.Hard to tell from the jacket, but I gather that author William Coughlin put together a novel based on ideas or notes from deceased author Walter ...

  • Edward Weiss
    Mar 25, 2016

    Because of the difficulty in obtaining exactly what one wants, I am reading these Charley Sloan novels out of order, the 2nd first and the last (According to what I have found on Google, there is a fo...

  • Ana Rebelo
    May 17, 2013

    A história desenrola-se em volta do julgamento do homicídio de Diana Dane, onde o principal suspeito é o próprio marido, Miles Dane, um famoso escritor de policiais. O mais interessante nesta hist...

  • Rhod
    Jul 16, 2014

    Took me a few pages to get into this book - but then couldn't put it down. Charley Sloan is hard to like in a way, but grows on you. The author brings in Lisa, his daughter, who like Charley is an alc...

  • Smoochys
    Nov 11, 2014

    Not badA well known author is accused of murdering his wife. Enter Charley Sloan as the defense attorney. Charley is very likable. He admits his flaws and weaknesses, and he will do whatever it takes ...

  • Peggy Walker
    Dec 12, 2010

    This is a book from the Charley Sloan series. For some reason it's attributed under two different names, but this is definitely William J. Coughlin. Charley Sloan is defending a Norman Mailer type cha...

  • Laura
    Mar 26, 2010

    I didn't even remember what this book was about until I re-read the description. It just wasn't very memorable. The main characters were not all that interesting - especially the "killer". The plot tw...