Desperate Measures: A Barbara Holloway Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Kate Wilhelm

Narrated By: Marguerite Gavin

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: July 2010

Duration: 13 hours 11 minutes


Trial lawyer Barbara Holloway has a reputation for taking on the toughest cases and winning them. But this time it looks as though she's up against an unbeatable opponent.

The trial involves the murder of Gus Marchand, a hard-working, God-fearing man who was found dead on his kitchen floor. The locals cast their suspicions toward Alex Feldman, Marchand's hideously deformed neighbor, without any real evidence linking him to the crime. At the request of a fellow attorney, Barbara agrees to defend him.

The other suspect is the high-school principal, Hilde Franz, who'd had an argument with the dead man earlier that week. But Hilde also happens to be an old friend of Barbara's father, Frank, who has agreed to defend him in court. Will Barbara have to square off in court against the man who taught her everything she knows?

"Wilhelm's sixth Barbara Holloway legal thriller sustains her reputation as a fine stylist who is able to craft compelling plots and characters."—Publishers Weekly


  • Margo

    I like the Barbara Holloway books, but I really loved this one. Great characters, and if you have read the series out of order like I have, an enlightening plot.

  • Jean

    Great story with lots of suspense, prejudice, and a laugh or two. Story shows how anyone different than the town is thought of with fear and any thing goes wrong from weather to murder it is blamed on the person that is different. Good courtroom scenes and detective work. You will enjoy this story.

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