RAGE OF ANGELS BY SIDNEY SHELDON
Books by Sidney Sheldon *Rage of Angels *Bloodline *A Stranger in the Mirror The Other Side of Midnight The Naked Face A Warner Communications Company
WARNER BOOKS EDITION Copyright (C 1980 by Sidney Sheldon All rights reserved. This Wanner Books Edition is published by arrangement with William Morrow and Company, Inc., 105 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016 Warner Books, Inc., 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10019 þA Warner Communications Company Printed in the United States of America First Printing: July, 1981 10 9 8 7654321
This book is dedicated with love to Mary The Eighth Wonder of the World f
The characters and events in this novel are fictional. The background, however, is real, and I am indebted to those who generously helped to fill it in for me. In a few instances I have taken what I believe to be necessary dramatic license. Any legal or factual errors are mine alone. My deep gratitude for sharing with me their courtroom lives and experiences goes to F. Lee Bailey, Melvin Belli, Paul Caruso, William Hundley, Luke McKissack, Louis Nizer, Jerome Shestack and Peter Taft. In California, the Honorable Wm. Matthew Byrne, of the United States District Court, was most helpful. In New York, I owe special thanks to Mary de Bourbon of the New York District Attorney's office for showing me the inner workings of the court system; to Phil Leshin, former Assistant Commissioner for Public Affairs of the New York City Department of Correction, for escorting me through hiker's Island; and to Pat Perry, the Assistant Deputy Warden at Riker's Island. Barry Dastin's legal supervision and counsel have proved invaluable. My appreciation to Alice Fisher for her assistance in researching this book. And finally, a thank you to Catherine Munro, who patiently and cheerfully transcribed and typed what began as a thousand-page manuscript, more than a dozen times over a period of almost three years. --SIbNEY SHBLDON
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