By Gordon Campbell
I have been examining court docket thrillers in recent years and had excessive hopes for this one in response to the confident Amazon reports. regrettably, it grew to become out to be a dud. The writing is pedestrian and uninspired. The characters lack intensity. The conversation is stiff and phony. the tale is hackneyed. I publish with those weaknesses for your time, hoping that the plot may spread fast adequate to hook me. yet having reached the 30% mark with no feeling in any respect engaged, i made a decision to finish the torture and flow directly to anything else. to place my response in context, i locate it both most unlikely to learn Grisham's books, that have constantly struck me as third-rate. in case you are a Grisham fan, you could reply extra definitely to Gordon Campbell than I did.
if you are trying to find a great court docket mystery that grabs you through the throat, attempt whatever via Joseph Teller, who truly understands what he is conversing approximately. His debut novel, The 10th Case, is a compelling yarn that works superbly correct up until eventually the climactic end, which moves the one fake notice within the tale. His moment attempt, Bronx Justice (Jaywalker), can also be a gripping learn and has the advantage of being drawn from the author's personal event as a tender trial legal professional. Gordon Campbell, for my part, isn't any Joseph Teller.
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He even let him have his manual on cross-examination. ” “He wrote a book. It catalogs everything Arizona law allows you to do on cross. ” “Who knows? But he let Lee have it for a while. Now Lee won’t give him the time of day, and that’s after Morgan made him into one of the best young trial lawyers in the state. All because Dan let a little money get away. ” I sat sipping from the bottom of my coffee cup, letting the realities of law-firm economics soak in. I guess I knew that Dan Morgan needed a good case even before he did.
A few minutes later, I was standing in the middle of the seventeenth fairway. I’d hit a good drive about ten yards past North’s, long enough that I knew I could reach the green on that par-five hole in two. North unfortunately had already hit his second shot to the front edge of the green, and I knew there was no way he wouldn’t make a birdie. Suddenly Dan Morgan appeared beside me and touched my elbow. “You can beat this guy,” he whispered. I stared at him. “It’s true,” he affirmed. “I know about these things.
I want her to get a fair trial. ” Morgan stared across the desk for a long moment. “Those sure were good-looking steers, Ferris,” he finally said. “Yes, we’re getting those Angus Hereford cross-breds better every year. ” “There are ethical implications. ” “There’s too great a potential for conflicts of interest. After all, Ferris, everybody’s saying she killed your son. ” “But that’s not what I want,” Ferris Eddington protested. “I want her defended. I want her defended just as well as she can be.