Rumpole and the Reign of Terror

Rumpole and the Reign of Terror

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In the dark days of the war on terror, only one man can be counted on to fight injustice, defend the innocent, and insist on a fair and decent trial for all, contrary to New Labour's new anti-terrorism laws.
Rumpole's wig may be yellowing at the roots, his gown might be in tatters, but the oldest inhabitant of 4 Equity Court has no use for the word 'retirement'. There's the larcenous Timson family to defend, suicide bombers to dodge, Pommeroy's Wine Bar to frequent and the financing of the Rumpole household - with Hilda's indulgence in luxury cleaning products - to look after.
But when Dr. Khan, husband of the beautiful Tiffany Timson, is arrested on suspicion of terrorism, Rumpole prepares to drop everything and take on his biggest challenge yet. Horrified to learn that the accused doesn't even know what he's charged with, he determines to insist upon a fair trial. But battling against the new legislation, and the slippery Home Secretary, proves a tricky task. And when She Who Must Be Obeyed starts locking herself in the boxroom, 'minding her own business', Rumpole finds himself losing the plot, clueless about the goings-on even in his own mansion flat.


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In the dark days of the war on terror, only one man can be counted on to fight injustice, defend the innocent, and insist on a fair and decent trial for all, contrary to New Labour's new anti-terrorism laws.
Rumpole's wig may be yellowing at the roots, his gown might be in tatters, but the oldest inhabitant of 4 Equity Court has no use for the word 'retirement'. There's the larcenous Timson family to defend, suicide bombers to dodge, Pommeroy's Wine Bar to frequent and the financing of the Rumpole household - with Hilda's indulgence in luxury cleaning products - to look after.
But when Dr. Khan, husband of the beautiful Tiffany Timson, is arrested on suspicion of terrorism, Rumpole prepares to drop everything and take on his biggest challenge yet. Horrified to learn that the accused doesn't even know what he's charged with, he determines to insist upon a fair trial. But battling against the new legislation, and the slippery Home Secretary, proves a tricky task. And when She Who Must Be Obeyed starts locking herself in the boxroom, 'minding her own business', Rumpole finds himself losing the plot, clueless about the goings-on even in his own mansion flat.


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About John Mortimer

John Clifford Mortimer was a novelist, playwright and former practising barrister. Among his many publications are several volumes of Rumpole stories and a trilogy of political novels, Paradise Postponed, Titmuss Regained and The Sound of Trumpets, featuring Leslie Titmuss - a character as brilliant as Rumpole. John Mortimer received a knighthood for his services to the arts in 1998.

Series:
Rumpole of the Bailey
Rapstone Chronicles

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