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The Lawyer's Lawyer

A Jack Tobin Legal Thriller by James Sheehan

The Lawyer's Lawyer by James Sheehan

Review: Jack Tobin was known as a lawyer's lawyer, the man an attorney would hire to represent them in court. He was good at his job and amassed a small fortune from his Miami-based practice. Now retired, he lives in the small fishing town of Bass Creek, Florida and volunteers for an organization that investigates cases of individuals, who may have been wrongly convicted. One such man is now his investigator, Henry, who spent seventeen years on death row for a crime he did not commit before being freed. Now Tobin is being asked to look into the case of another death row inmate, accused — but never convicted — of serial murder but serving time for two unrelated murders. Tobin comes to believe he may have been set up and begins his defense in The Lawyer's Lawyer, the third legal thriller in this series by James Sheehan.

By all accounts, this is an exciting, smartly plotted, edge of your seat-type novel. What works best are the series of conflicts that are set up, some quite unexpectedly, that both balance and play off each other. There is, of course, the basic question — and moral dilemma — as to whether Tobin's new client is innocent of the crimes for which he has been convicted and yet may still be guilty of the crimes for which he has not been convicted. And then there are the conflicts generated with the Chief of Police, the community at large, and even those closest to Tobin when he takes the case. There are several cleverly devised twists and turns that keep the reader invested in the outcome. The Lawyer's Lawyer is a truly riveting thriller, one not to be missed.

Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of The Lawyer's Lawyer.

Acknowledgment: Susan Schwartzman Public Relations provided a copy of The Lawyer's Lawyer for this review.

Review Copyright © 2013 — Hidden Staircase Mystery Books — All Rights Reserved

Selected reviews of other mysteries by this author …

Mystery Book Review: The Alligator Man by James SheehanThe Alligator Man
Center Street (Hardcover), October 2013
ISBN-13: 9781455508648; ISBN-10: 1455508640

Location(s) referenced in The Lawyer's Lawyer: Florida

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The Lawyer's Lawyer by James Sheehan

The Lawyer's Lawyer by A Jack Tobin Legal Thriller

Publisher: Center Street
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-1-4555-0866-2
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List Price: $22.99

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