I listened to him practice his closing argument, and was utterly convinced that his client was innocent. But then I imagined, somewhere across town in Boston, the wife of the prosecutor listening to her husband give his closing argument. In which that very same defendant was guilty. They had used exactly the same evidence to come up with two polar opposite results. How can that be? And I thought... My book my book my book! -- Hank Phillippi Ryan
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Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.
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