Client Privilege - A Brady Coyne Mystery Author:William G. Tapply Brady Coyne, the Boston lawyer who's admittedly no Perry Mason in court and who'd rather than fish for trout than settle estates or negotiate contracts, nonetheless has many clients. He serves them well, protecting their confidentiality and checking things out -- discreetly. — Now Brady has a case that challenges him as none has before. When his ... more »client, the Honorable Chester Y. Popowski, summons Brady to his office on a gloomy Groundhog Day, it's not to chat about the judge's nomination to a federal seat or to reminisce about their days together at the Yale Law School. Pops has a letter to show Brady -- a letter from a blackmailer.
Brady meets the blackmailer at a funky bar off State Street. Later the same night, the man is found murdered. Soon Brady finds himself pursued by a pair of dogged cops, a television journalist, and a newspaper gossip columnist. He quickly realizes that if anybody's going to solve the murder, he had better do it himself. As he investigates, Brady gradually finds himself forced to reconsider his most basic ethical assumptions. His life, as well as his professional standing, depends on it.« less