Thursday, January 3, 2013

THE LAWYER’S LAWYER, James Sheehan * A Review

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.

Tobin, known as the lawyer's lawyer--the guy the best lawyer's say they'd want to represent them in a courtroom battle--undertakes the representation of a serial killer who he believes to be innocent. The Chief of Police is outraged, the citizens of Oakville where the murders occurred, erupt, and the State Attorney is out for blood as Jack challenges the criminal justice system once again.

Sheehan masterfully weaves stories of love and friendship into one man's uncompromising search for truth within the four corners of a courtroom where it is often spoken about but seldom seen. Jack is in a fight for his life and the outcome is in doubt right up to the turn of the final page.

A trial 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.

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Center Street (January 8, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1455508667
ISBN-13: 978-1455508662
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 9.5 inches

JAMES SHEEHAN is the author of The Mayor of Lexington Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. He was a successful trial attorney for 30 years, and currently teaches trial law and is the Director of the Tampa Law Institute at Stetson University College of Law in Tampa, Florida. Learn more at

  I really LOVE legal thrillers, but The Lawyer’s Lawyer wasn’t very good at all. I was hoping for a great story after reading the back of the book and hearing early praise for it.
  Usually you can tell how good a book is after the first chapter. After reading twelve chapters I still didn’t feel like it was moving very fast or held my interest at all.
 Another thing I don’t think an author is very good if he has to use language that is offensive to some people. No one has to put in foul language to tell a story. Also some of the scenes he described were not called for. I don’t mean the murder scenes, but others.
  If you don’t mind the language, descriptive scenes or a slow start you might like this book. I know it takes  a lot to write a book and it is hard work, so I hate to be down on any author, but this book The Lawyer’s Lawyer in my opinion isn’t any good. It was really a disappointment to me.

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  I received my free copy from Sarah Reck at Center Street/HachetteBookGroup, for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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