A Parker Stern Legal Thriller by Robert Rotstein
Review: Corrupt Practices by Robert Rotstein introduces Parker Stern, a very successful trial attorney until his good friend and mentor Harmon Cherry, a partner in the Macklin and Cherry Law Firm, committed suicide. After that Stern suffered from a phobia preventing him from practicing law, exhibiting symptoms of a a panic attack whenever he entered a courtroom. After Cherry's death, the law firm effectively dissolved. Associate Rex Baxter took the biggest client, The Church of the Sanctified Assembly, as his own. Deanna Poulos opened a coffeehouse while Manny Mason went on to become an associate dean at the St. Thomas School of Law. It is Mason that finally persuades Stern to return to the law, if only to teach a course in trial advocacy. Stern's class of only three students is interrupted by a call from Rex Baxter from jail asking Stern to represent him. Baxter has been accused of embezzling millions from his client, the church, of which he had become a member.
Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of Corrupt Practices.
Acknowledgment: Seventh Street Books provided a copy of Corrupt Practices for this review.
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Location(s) referenced in Corrupt Practices: Los Angeles, California
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Corrupt Practices by Robert Rotstein — A Parker Stern Legal Thriller
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