Bernhardt is a master of the courtroom drama. A real page-turner.
Attorney Ben Kincaid suffering from burnout abandoned his law practice to play with a combo at his Uncle Earl's Jazz ewmporium. His life as a musician is blissful until a corpse crashes through the ceiling with a grisly smile carved on her face. The cops are sure hisUncle Earl is the killer. Ben has to come to Uncle Earl's defense.
I recently picked this up just because it looked interesting. Turned out I had read it before, but that's OK. Ben Kincaid is all right, and it is still a good read! Enjoy.
William Bernhardt books are really great to read, hard to put down. He is an excellent writer!
Ben Kincaid series is a great read.
This is the seventh book in the very underrated Ben Kincaid series. I have read all seven books thus far and have not been disappointed in any of them yet.
Ben is trying to escape the legal life when he is suddenly thrust upon it when a friend is being charged as murderer. Things aren't easy this time as his friend Earl, has already served twenty-two years of a murder very similar to the most recent one he is being charged with now.
Ben now has to prove that Earl didn't commit the most recent murder by trying to prove that Earl didn't prove the murder twenty two years ago. Allot going on right? It makes for a great thriller.
I enjoyed this to the very end. If you are looking for a new series, I recommend the Ben Kincaid series and start with "Primary Justice" and work your way through. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.
Disillusioned with both the legal system and his private life, criminal attorney Ben Kincaid abandons his practice for a less stressful pastime: playing with a combo at Uncle Earl's Jazz Emporium. The musician's life is bliss--until a corpse crashes through the ceiling with a grisly smile carved on its face.
The body is that of "Cajun Lily" Campbell, legendary singer and onetime girlfriend of club owner Earl Bonner. The cops are convinced that Bonner killed her--and Kincaid knows he didn't. Though he swore he was through with law forever, Kincaid descends into an underworld of gangs, drugs, Internet sex "clubs," and long-standing vendettas. And at the bottom, a killer waits, targeting Kincaid as the next to die with a smile on his face.
Compelling courtroom scenes, realistic characters, good plotting, just enough twists to foil most armchair detectives with diehard jealousy, and cold-blooded murder thrown in for good measure." CHEYENNE TRIBUNE-EAGLE