Chapter 13 Summary

Maundy Thursday, March 24

Prosecutor Richard Ekstrom is in charge of the double homicide. He receives the case early on Maundy Thursday, as the night prosecutor and the assistant county chief of police recognize the potential media sensation this might become and want the case to go to the most experienced and diligent prosecutor. Ekstrom is a diminutive man who is not afraid to do what is necessary despite external pressure or influence; he has successfully prosecuted several high-profile cases and is often considered for political office, though he is uninterested in politics. He will do what must be done to get a case to trial.

After he is briefed on the case by the criminal duty officer,...

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