Charley Sloan, the attorney star of this book, is my kind of guy! Even though he's been a drunk, lost three marriages and almost lost his career, he's always been honest and it's this honesty that almost cost him everything. I loved this book, I love this man and I'm looking for more books about him. William Coughlin's sense of humor cracks me up!
I really enjoy the Charley Sloan series!!
first Charely Sloan I have read and I enjoyed it immensely. I really liked the character and the story with it.
Great read , keeps you guessing till the very end.
character's are real world and you feel like you could know them...
Criminal attorney Sloan had it all-the Rolls, Rolex, expensive wife, until alcolholism took him to the bring of disbarment. Now he's fighting his way back, defending the infamous Dr. Death, who's accused of helping his wealthy patients die.
Coughlin ( Shadow of a Doubt ) delivers another thoughtful, brisk-paced and fully satisfying legal mystery. Though his drinking caused his near-disbarment, former hot-shot Detroit attorney Charlie Sloan, now practicing from Pickeral Point, a small town outside the Motor City, gets a chance to rescue his career. The recovering, thrice-divorced criminal lawyer hits the headlines when his client, a physician labeled Dr. Death, is convicted of murder for helping a wealthy, terminally ill patient speed his demise. While appealing that conviction and advising a waitress who has accused a Pickeral Point bigwig of rape, Sloan is asked by an old drinking buddy and fellow lawyer to take charge of the appeal of a $5-million personal injury suit brought against Ford by a man paralyzed in an auto accident. Sloan soon finds himself being lured into a extortion scam that seems to incriminate his mentor, a much-respected judge. As the rape case evolves into homicide, Dr. Death is jailed again on another murder charge, and the personal injury appeal confirms Sloan's suspicions of high-court corruption. In Coughlin's deft handling, Sloan triumphs in each case with his credibility and self-respect intact--and without taking a drink.
A fabulous legal mystery dealing with an appeals case that has more than money riding on the outcome! Characters and scenario very believable.
A high-powered attorney, brought to the brink of ruin by alcoholism, takes on two high-profile / high-risk cases in a last ditch effort to restore his reputation.
moved very slow and didn't hold my interest
A very good read, easy to follow & very few "dead spots". Perhaps a little too much to do with respect to Sloan's addiction but not enough to lose anyone.