MMP has light wear to the edges and covers. PO name inside. Pages tight and clean. 472 pages. MMP binding. Year: 2003 ISBN: 0440241537 The Office of the Public Defender is not known as a training ground for bright young litigators. Clay Carter has been there too long, and, like most of his colleagues, dreams of a better job in a real firm. When he reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit DC every week.