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She would be severely beaten and likely killed if she stayed, but certainly killed if she tried to leave. Was it self-defense, or was it murder? To defend his client, one lawyer from Michigan's Upper Peninsula must find the truth in forensic evidence and through a sensational trial, portray to the jury a drama of the life of Jean and John Davis. Revord's Beyond Terror tells readers this gripping story of a battered wife who suddenly is left no choice but to end years of domestic violence by killing her abusive husband.


Attorney David Chartier was spending quality time with his family in their cabin near the Upper Twin Lake when a phone call from a highly distressed woman broke the peace and serenity of that evening. It was Jean Davis, David's longtime client, calling from the Michigan State Police Post where she is being held for her husband's murder. After years of physical and emotional abuse, Jean abruptly realized that her only chance of staying alive was to kill her husband.


So begins David's investigation, examination, gathering and analysis of forensic evidence that will provide a defense for his client. Beyond Terror follows the proceedings of the trial, beginning with David's investigation at the scene until the final verdict from the jury and appellate decision of the Court of Appeals. A shocking and unexpected end to the novel awaits readers.


A trial lawyer for more than 50 years himself, Revord delivers this fictional story- inspired largely on real events-with much precision, capturing the technicalities and the drama involved in criminal proceedings. For more information on Beyond Terror, visit my website -




Raoul D. Revord, Esq. received his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a JD from the Michigan State University College of Law. He served as a trial lawyer for in excess of 50 years. Now retired, Revord lives in the Hiawatha National Forest in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Beyond Terror is his first novel.

Beyond Terror: A Battered Wife on Trial for the Alleged Murder of Her Husband

    • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C7RZHX8B
    • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 5, 2023
    • Language ‏ : ‎ English
    • File size ‏ : ‎ 662 KB
    • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
    • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
    • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
    • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
    • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
    • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
    • Print length ‏ : ‎ 244 pages
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