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Worthy Brown's Daughter

Phillip Margolin

Margolin, author of legal thrillers like Slight of Hand (2013), pens an historical novel set in 1860s Portland, Oregon and based on an actual lawsuit by a black family against a white slave owner. When free man Worthy Brown’s former master, big-time lawyer Caleb Barbour, refuses to release Worthy’s 15-year-old-daughter, Roxanne, Worthy hires down-on-his luck lawyer Matthew Penny, which has unintended, violent consequences. The Old West comes alive in heart-wrenching detail.