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Beyond Malice

Rebecca Forster

Smashwords Edition Copyright © by Rebecca Forster 2010

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Originally published by Harper Fiction 1994

Original copyright © 2010 by Rebecca Forster

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Cover Design, A.Carole

For Brenda

Chapter 1

In 1892, Walter Dimsdale and Franklin Morris meticulously drew up a partnership agreement establishing the law offices of Dimsdale & Morris. They hung their shingle, which Walter carved himself, on the third floor of a Market Street office building in San Francisco. Conscientiously, quietly, they sought out the most prestigious clients the city had to offer, promised only what they could deliver, and delivered what they promised. Within ten years, Dimsdale & Morris had established itself as one of San Francisco’s most respectable firms. Their clients pointed to the firm’s traditional, low-risk approach to civil litigation as the predominant reason for D&M’s success. Walter and Franklin credited their ability to make money for themselves and effectively defend against those who would take it away from their clients.

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