Top positive review
18 June 2019
Victor has a very deep understanding of the practice of law and is a skilled storyteller. John Grisham had these two qualities in some of his early books. I enjoyed the neon lawyer and this book continues my enjoyment.
Tatum Graham is a brilliant defence lawyer which seems involve getting his clients off by all means fair or foul. One day he is called to a murder scene where there sits a client he got off a murder charge and and a young girl. Dead. He has an epithany and flees to his hometown where he left a lot of unfinished business. Will he now finish that business.
For a start his former girlfriend, Gates Barnes, is now the chief prosecutor and asks if he wants to join the other side. This is a particularly brutal torture and murder of a young girl probably by a well connected young thug.
There are many strands to this story all complex and interrelated. The investigation, trial, and revelations of corruption. The strange life of the murdered girl, daughter of one of his fathers friends. His desertion of his father and Gates. The workings of the prosecutor's office. The understanding of the personal relationships is outstanding as is his run ins with his arch rival.
I noticed some minor inconsistencies in the description of the murder scene and how the solo presence of the witness happened. These are minor and don't detract from the book.
Victor knows how to navigate all of the many swirling currents and undercurrents to produce a first class story. I have only just found that he has produced over thirty books so i have rich vein to work for a while.