I had never heard of this author and picked it up at an airport. i was very pleasantly surprised. the characters were very interesting and they changed over time which made them very appealing. the plot was very compelling.
I LOVED this book! It has well formed characters, good vs evil (in many forms) and several intertwined story lines. The next time this author has a book pubished, I will buy it right away. If this is ever made into a movie, I'll be there on opening night too.
If you like Grishom, you should like this. Poor boy makes goo, bad things happen to someone else and then to him, he reexamines his life. After some soul searching, he lives happiliy, though differently, ever after.
The tale of a Dallas based lawyer that has to make the ultimate sacrifice: lose his high paying job, Highland Park mansion, and marriage to represent a prostitute in a murder trial. Good first novel by Gimenez, but I hope his next isn't so repetitive. I was on the of my seat at the end, but I think Gimenez has room for improvement!
A partner at a promient law firm is forced to choose between his enviable lifestyle and doing the right thing.
Former college football star Scott Feeney has worked his way to the top of the heap at the Dallas firm of Ford Stevens. But when Clark McCall, wayward son of a Texas politician, get himself murdered after a boozy night on the town, Scott is assigned to defend the prime suspect, a drug addict names Shawanda Jones. The powers that be want her convicted-and Scott's future at the firm may depend on it. But unfortunately for Scott, Shawanda claims she's innocent, and he believes her.
When I first got this book, I was looking more for a legal thriller. What I got was an excellent novel which explored the ethics of a lawyer deciding between doing the right thing and the one that would advance his career.
I truly enjoyed the book. The characters were well developed and the storyline was very believable. I am looking forward to the the next book by this author.
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This was a great first book by Jiminez. I can't wait for more.
What if you have to choose between:
Your seven figure salary
Your fancy house in the exclusive suburb
Your memberships at a posh health club and even posher country club
(Not your soul; you've been renting it out for so long, it's as good as sold)
Doing the right thing?
your seven-figure salary
your fancy house in the exclusive suburb
your memberships at a posh health club and even posher country club
(not your soul; youve been renting it out for so long, its as good as sold)
doing the right thing
And what if in doing the right thing, all of the above still wasnt enough and you risked having to pay the ultimate price? This is the choice that Scott Fenney faces when hes assigned a political hot potato of a pro bono defense case in Mark Gimenezs debut legal thriller, The Color of Law.
A poor-boy college football hero turned successful partner at a prominent Dallas firmwho long ago checked his conscience at the doorcatches a case that forces him to choose between his enviable lifestyle and doing the right thing in this masterful debut legal thriller.
Clark McCall, neer-do-well son of Texas millionaire senator and presidential hopeful Mack McCall, puts a major crimp in his fathers election plans when he winds up murderedapparently by Shawanda Jones, a heroin-addicted hookerafter a tawdry night of booze, drugs, and rough sex.
Scott Fenney, whos worked his way to being a partner at an elite Dallas law firm, is assigned to provide Shawandas pro bono defense after the federal judge on the case hears him deliver an inspiring, altruisticand completely insincerespeech to the local bar association. Scott plans to farm the case out to an old law school buddy, do-good-attorney Bobby Herrin. But his plans go awry when Shawanda puts her foot down in court and refuses to be passed off to the lawyer she considers the lesser attorney.
As the case unfolds, pressure is exerted on Scott to deter him from being too aggressive in his defense of Shawanda. That pressure becomes palpable as Scott is slowly stripped of the things hes come to care for most. Will he do the right thingat a terrible costor the easy thing and keep his hard-earned fabulous life?
With echoes of early John Grisham, THE COLOR OF LAW is a provocative page-turner that marks the stunning debut of a major new talent.