This is a well plotted legal thriller. Written in the first person by "Terry," the central character is Vernon James, a self made multi-millionaire.
After a long night in a hotel where James was collecting an ethics award, James is accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite. There is a lot of action in the hours leading up to the murder and a lot of action after. Terry, an underachiever, is a recent hire as a clerk in a prestigious law firm. For no apparent reason, he is loathed by his co-workers but championed by his boss, Janet. In what he believes is a fluke, Terry is assigned to assist Janet as she tries to defend James.
Terry and Vernon James have a history. Terry, a recovering alcoholic, was kicked out of Cambridge, an event which haunts him and for which he blames James. There are more twists and turns in this novel than a Swiss secondary road, some of which lead exactly nowhere but some of which lead everywhere.
It's a fun read and that's a good thing because the text is so replete with terrible sentence structure and grammatical errors that one might have been tempted to toss it after a chapter or two based on the deplorable editing. If you can get around that, it's worth the effort
- Hardcover: 512 pages
- Publisher: Pegasus; 1 edition (29 June 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1605989231
- ISBN-13: 978-1605989235
- Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 4.1 x 23.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 717 g
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