The Lawyer's Lawyer

The Lawyer's Lawyer

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Grand Central Pub
Jack Tobin, the main character of The Mayor of Lexington Avenue returns in this non-stop novel that combines enthralling plot twists with some of the best coutroom fiction being written today.

Tobin, known as the lawyer's lawyer--the guy the best lawyer's say they'd want to represent them in a courtroom battle--undertakes the representation of a serial killer who he believes to be innocent. The Chief of Police is outraged, the citizens of Oakville where the murders occurred, erupt, and the State Attorney is out for blood as Jack challenges the criminal justice system once again.

Sheehan masterfully weaves stories of love and friendship into one man's uncompromising search for truth within the four corners of a courtroom where it is often spoken about but seldom seen. Jack is in a fight for his life and the outcome is in doubt right up to the turn of the final page.

A trial lawyer himself, James Sheehan is also a top-notch thriller writer. Once again he succeeds in translating the depth of his courtroom knowledge into an entertaining and truly fascinating read.

Baker & Taylor
A celebrated, but retired, trial lawyer decides to take on the case of an accused serial killer believing the man was set up, alienating everyone from his neighbors to his girlfriend in this new novel from the author of The Mayor of Lexington Avenue. 30,000 first printing.

Hachette Book Group
Celebrated Miami corporate attorney Jack Tobin was known in courtroom circles as a "lawyer's laywer", the guy the best lawyers say they'd want to represent them in a fight. Now retired from the high-powered Miami scene to the sleepy fishing town of Bass Creek, Tobin picks his high-profile pro bono cases based on their merit, and his gut. When he's brought in to fight the death row appeal for a serial killer, Tobin blows the prosecution's weak case wide open--wide enough for the convicted killer to go free. This big win turns out to be the biggest regret of Jack's career as he finds himself hunting the killer down before he strikes again.

The lawyer's lawyer then becomes the hunted when an out-of-control police chief who blames Tobin for his own destroyed life trumps up charges and arrests him for murder. Now Jack needs an attorney of his own and he turns to the only man he trusts with his life--legendary Tom Wylie. Together they present a powerful defense, but will it be enough?

James Sheehan delivers an intricately plotted, fast-paced read with more than enough thrilling plot twists to satisfy the most dedicated Grisham and Connelly fan.

& Taylor

A celebrated, but retired, trial lawyer decides to take on the case of an accused serial killer believing the man was set up, alienating everyone from his neighbors to his girlfriend.

Publisher: New York : Center Street, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781455508662
Branch Call Number: FIC SHE
Characteristics: 404 p. ;,24 cm.


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Sep 03, 2013

Excellent book,,, more twists than a New York Pretzel. Could not put it down.

Aug 28, 2013

I found it rather slow to develop. I thought he took too long to explain the history that led to the present. I thought the protagonist (Jack) was made out to be too much of a *god* i.e. how great/moral/successful he was. The plot depended on there being holes in the investigations i.e. the coroner didn't do this and that; that appeared so evident. It also wrapped up a bit too easily and nicely (Sam and Danni's revelations). I expected more

Aug 05, 2013

I loved this book!!! Great FAST read.

ChristchurchLib Mar 11, 2013

"From the author of The Mayor of Lexington Avenue." March 2013 Thrillers and Suspense newsletter

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