Losing the trial of his life could mean losing everything.
When a young reporter is found dead and a prominent Philadelphia businessman is accused of her murder, Mick McFarland finds himself involved in the case of his life. The defendant, David Hanson, is Mick's best friend, and the victim, a TV news reporter, had reached out to Mick for legal help only hours before her death.
Mick's played both sides of Philadelphia's courtrooms. As a top-shelf defense attorney and former prosecutor, he knows all the tricks of the trade. And he'll need every one of them to win.
But as the trial progresses, he's disturbed by developments that confirm his deepest fears. This trial, one that already hits too close to home, may jeopardize his firm, his family - everything. Now Mick's only way out is to mastermind the most brilliant defense he's ever spun, one that may cross every legal and moral boundary.
©2017 William L. Myers Jr. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
"Best Legal Thriller I have ever read!"
Legal thrillers fascinate me especially if they are written as if the case could actually happen. This author presented this case to the reader without the assumption of any legal knowledge. The book was fast paced with several twists that you will not see coming. If I had to guess who authored this book, my guess would have been Scott Turow. The narrator was perfect for the book and kept up with the identities of each character. I am shocked to find that this is the first book for this author! I can not wait for him to write another book. To top it off, you do not even have to spend a credit to purchase the book at this low price. For legal thriller enthusiast, you will not be disappointed.
"You Think You Know.... But Do You?"
This book started off slow for me, but I think that had more to do with the narrator than it did the writing. There were quite a few characters introduced in short succession and their voices did not sound all that different, so it took me a while to sort them all out. The narrator was subpar for the first third of the book. Everyone talking sounded like a version of Clint Eastwood talking thru gritted teeth with an edge, even on the most meaningless of text. It was truly annoying. I wanted to scream, there are more emotions other than bitter angst! but Peter eventually got much better the 2nd and 3rd parts of the book. His voice started to come alive at the trial and it only got better from there. I finally started to relate and feel the characters. I give Peter Berkrot 3 stars because I thought about quitting the book several times from his beginning narration.
But I am so glad I did not! This book is full of twist and turns; some very obvious and others catch you by surprise. I really enjoyed the trial. It was well written and I felt like a juror because I didn't know who did what either, even with the internal thoughts of the main character. The writing from the trial forward kept me hanging on until the end. The reveals are wonderfully executed and timed just right. I am impressed with the debut novel from William Myers and look forward to more legal dramas from him in the future.
This book is a labyrinth of legal drama in which everyone will do whatever it takes to exonerate the accused, David Hanson, of killing his mistress, Jennifer. She was a reporter who was breaking a sensational story about dirty cops involved in a drug ring. It seems Jennifer was not only having an affair with David but also several other man. Mick Mc Farland is David's attorney who crosses several ethical and legal lines in order to keep David from being convicted. David's brother, Tommy, an ex-con and his investigator who has suddenly developed a close relationship with Piper (David's wife) has his own secrets.
It has so many twists and turns that makes your head spin! There's also a lot of internal soliloquy in David's mind as he tries to justify his actions and keep his own secrets, which as the story progresses, the author brilliantly ties all the loose ends. I enjoyed this book very much and highly recommend. I'd never read this author before but he did a great job!
Peter Berkrot was excellent in his narration and all the characters sound different so it's easy to distinguish. He adds lots of drama just like Scot Brick does in his narrations.
"I didn't like the promiscuous sex and murder. "
Just too casual about both sex and murder. convoluted plots made it unlikely to be possible. the narrator was basically a different pitch of a raspy voice for each character. although no one on the story has character or integrity.
"Good story, bad narrator"
The narrator sounded enraged throughout the story. At certain points, when anger was appropriate, I was worried he might rupture his vocal cords. Other than that, it was a very good read with unexpected plot twists. I would recommend it in book format.
The highly original ending.
He sounded like a person in desperate need of anger management.
No, I needed breaks from the narration.
You'd think this was going to be pretty much a standard who-done-it. Usually one might expect two or three or four turns and a surprise ending. Surprise ending all right. I couldn't keep track of all the turns. The mystery was overly dark and the main character slipped into what seemed like a special case of mental self destruction. Anyway, the book is an OK read although you might find something better to choose.
"Enjoyed very much"
I really do recommend this book because although I wasn’t expecting this book to end up being so good it certainly turned out to be a real amazing murder mystery. As it neared the end the plot literally exploded into a tightly tangled suspense story that caught me up & swept me away. I stopped trying to guess who the killer was as the plot just kept on going bringing the past into the present & beyond. As each turn of the story untangled it seemed to grow another branch of mystery that needed to be solved. I enjoyed how complicated the sotry became even after I had exhausted my take on things. Good ead well done.
"This is almost unlistenable."
The narrator's voice is so unpleasant that it's hard to know if the story is any good.
Not with this narrator.
I have NEVER written a review here, but this reading is so awful that I had to write a note.
I think I've said it all above. Just awful.
Some of the book was predictable but others aspects were a surprise. ending wasn't great.
"Left me wanting to throw up!"
One of the worst purchases of my life. The characters were totally unbelievable, but worst was the protrail of a corrupt lawyer, assent D A ., and police. Morality was lacking in all the characters. Sloppy and stupid.
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