The Lawyer's Lawyer (Paperback)Professor James Sheehan (author)
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Jack Tobin, the main character of THE MAYOR OF LEXINGTON AVENUE returns in this non-stop novel that combines enthralling plot twists with some of the best coutroom fiction being written today.
Jack, known as "the lawyer's lawyer" is a successful, retired corporate attorney from Miami, lives in a small, Central Florida fishing town and works pro bono on high profile criminal cases throughout the state.
In this novel Jack agrees to defend an innocent young man wrongly accused of rape. Too late he discovers that the one being set-up is actually himself. Powerful criminals with whom he has battled in the past now use the legal system against him as he finds himself entangled in a murder trial with him as the defendent. With the outcome including the death penalty, Jack's life really does hang in the balance and he has no choice but to turn to legendary Tom Wylie to plot his defense.
A lawyer himself, James Sheehan is also a top-notch thriller writer. Once again he succeeds in translating the depth of his courtroom knowledge into an entertaining and truly fascinating read.
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 204 x 134 x 26 mm
"[Sheehan] is especially good whenever he takes us into a courtroom.... Sheehan brings the three-way jousting of a criminal trial...to blazing life."--The Washington Post, on The Lawyer's Lawyer
Sheehan's latest novel reads like a hearty, delicious stew. As you dig into each bit of this legal mystery, you come away savoring each part. The plot is well crafted, the characters are authentic, gritty and sympathetic and the story's theme is crystal clear. Combined with Sheehan's efficient storytelling, this story moves the heart.--RT Book Reviews, on The Lawyer's Lawyer
"Sheehan...writes with bleak clarity...but there's a touch of the poet in his voice."--The New York Times, on The Mayor of Lexington Avenue
"This is a debut novel but it reads like it was written by a master of the genre."--Nelson DeMiller, on The Mayor of Lexington Avenue
"Here's a legal thriller that's so good it instantly leaves Grisham and the gang choking on its dust..."--Booklist, on The Mayor of Lexington Avenue
"To Kill A Mockingbird on steroids..."--Chicago Tribune, on The Mayor of Lexington Avenue
"An assured, elegant, suspenseful courtroom thriller."
--Kirkus Reviews, on The Law of Second Chances
"Fast moving and tightly written...boasts a gripping story and characters who will make the reader care. Al in all, a stylish and engaging novel."
--Richard North Patterson, on The Law of Second Chances
--New York Law Journal, on The Law of Second Chances
"As a writer, Sheehan, a former trial lawyer, bears comparison to Scott Turow: his books are noteworthy not just for their intricate plotting but also for their literary finesse."--Booklist, on The Lawyer's Lawyer
"THE LAWYER'S LAWYER grabbed me from the beginning, and kept me ensnared the entire time. Full of engrossing characters, touching friendships, heart shaking twists and high stakes courtroom action, THE LAWYER'S LAWYER sets the bar quite high for this year's batch of Legal Thrillers."--The Guilded Earlobe, on The Lawyer's Lawyer (audiobook)