Book Reviews of Special Circumstances

Special Circumstances
Special Circumstances
Author: Sheldon Siegel
ISBN-13: 9780553801415
ISBN-10: 0553801414
Publication Date: 2/1/2000
Pages: 448
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
Wonderful debut for him! Couldn't wait to see how it ended!
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Debut novel thriller. Fast paced, full of energy and suspense. Reminds us why we love to hate lawyers...but can't get enough of the courtroom drama when it's done this well.
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Helpful Score: 3
A real page turner. I couldn't put it down.
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Helpful Score: 3
Twisting plot, Lawyers you love and Lawyers you love to hate.
Well written
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Helpful Score: 2
A page turner, a legal thriller.
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Excellent courtroom drama, which is so detailed that you almost feel like you could be the lawyer who is defending his client. Well-told with wonderful character development; couldn't put it down.
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Helpful Score: 2
I'm not generally big on legal thrillers but this one was quite good and the ending blew me over.
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First book in the series, introducing Mike Daley and his law partner, Rosie Fernandez, who is also his ex-wife. Mike is the narrator, and he tells his audience all the wisecracks he knows better than to utter while questioning a (usually hostile)witness.
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This is the first of a series and I thought it was one of the best I've read in a long time. Series centers around 2 young lawyers (ex-spouses) and in this one they defend another lawyer accused of murdering 2 of his associates. I look forward to the others in this series.
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This is my first Siegel book and I loved it! If you like writers such as Grisham and Turow, you will like this writer. Takes place in San Francisco and involves greed, lust, revenge and murder. Some very unexpected twists too which I always enjoy.
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A rousing legal thriller says the Cicago Sun-Times, A page-turner of the finger-burning kind says the SF Chronicle...courtroom drama, the world of big-time law firms and lawyers in a fresh, sharp-witted wonderfully sardonic page-turner declares the back cover...
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Mike Daley, ex-priest, attorney and soon to be ex-partner at one of the most prestigious law firms in San Francisco is caught up in defending his best friend for the murders of two of the firm's attorneys. While Daley is going up against a new but savvy district attorney, he is convinced that his best friend is innocent, that is until more and more bizarre findings come to light. Sheldon Siegel is "an electrifying new voice in legal fiction".
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It's very seldom that I carry a book with me while out and about just in case I have a moment or two more to read it - like a long line at the bank drive-thru, waiting to pick someone up, etc. By 2/3rds of the way through this story line, I did just that. I loved being able to 'witness' the court trial that was the main focus of the story. When the truth came out about who the murderer was, I was caught by surprise!

I will definitely search out more of the Mike Daley series to add to my reading list!