Final Verdict is a compelling novel. Sheldon Siegel is in a league with Hohn Grisham. I rule in favor of it as quality reading. I wasn't able to put this book down.
Fastpaced read. Great plot line.
I have become an avid Siegel fan and love the characters, Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez. They feel like family now. Siegel makes the practice of criminal defense easy to understand; how courtrooms really conduct business (not like Perry Mason or L.A. Law) and all the hard work it takes for both sides to put on a case. Mike & Rosie are defending a client who is dying but accused of murder. The victim was painted as a saint but as the investigation continues, we find that he was anything but and many could profit from his death or feel satisfaction by it. Great ending too!
When Mike Daley got Leon Walker acquitted of a murder charge years before, it incurred the wrath of the entire SF Police Dept. and they never forgave Mike for it. Now, Leon is calling on him and his beautiful law partner (and ex-wife) Rosie Fernandez to help him after he has been charged with another murder. This time, Leon is found with undeniable evidence on him, but Mike agrees to take his case anyway after finding out that Leon is dying of cancer.
Fourth in the series. Mike and Rosie defend a former client from yet another murder charge.
Please note that this book was purchased from a public library sale, so there will be a few places in the book with the libraries stamp on it. Thanks.