Two lawyers are dead. Their colleague--Mike's best friend--is accused. It's up to Mike to prove his innocence.
Meet Mike Daley. Ex-priest. Ex-public defender. And as of yesterday, ex-partnerin one of San Francisco's most prominent law firms. Today he's out on his own, setting up practice on the wrong side of town. Then his best friend and former colleague is charged with a brutal double murder of two fellow lawyers, and Daley is instantly catapulted into a high-profile investigation involving the prestigious law firm that just booted him.
As he prepares his case, Daley uncovers the firm's dirtiest secrets. It doesn't take long for him to discover that in this trial, ambition, friendship, greed, and long-standing grudges will play just as important a role as truth and justice.
With SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES, author Sheldon Siegel burst onto the legal thriller arena exposing the world of big-time law firms and lawyers in a fresh, sharp-witted, wonderfully sardonic page-turner. SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES introduces us to criminal defense attorneys and former spouses Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez -- incompatible for marriage, but just right for everything else.
Brilliantly paced, crackling with energy and suspense, SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES reminds us why we love to hate lawyers -- but can't get enough of courtroom drama when it's done this well.
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES is first book in the NY Times and Amazon best selling legal thriller series featuring Mike Daley & Rosie Fernandez.
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Meet Mike Daley. Yesterday he was skidding off the partner track at one of San Francisco's most prominent law firms. Today, he's renting a makeshift office on the wrong side of town. Where does an ex-priest, ex-public defender, and ex-husband like Daley go to build a practice? Not far, he discovers.
In a stunning turn of events, Daley's best friend and ex-colleague is charged with the double murder of two lawyers at the old firm, and asks Daley to defend him. Cobbling together a defense team composed of himself, his ex-wife, and a onetime courtroom fixture named Mort Goldberg who's been wished on him against his better judgement, Daley finds he's got more to defend than his friend's innocence. The newly elected, media-hungry District Attorney, also a former colleague, will prosecute the case himself. As court is called into session, it becomes clear that