I connect with the book as a lawyer whose work has also included criminal defence and class actions. I would not want to be on the defence side of the class action described in the book.
- Bill Selnes
- Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada
- I am a lawyer in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada who enjoys reading, especially mysteries. Since 2000 I have been writing personal book reviews. This blog includes my reviews, information on and interviews with authors and descriptions of mystery bookstores I have visited. I strive to review all Saskatchewan mysteries. Other Canadian mysteries are listed under the Rest of Canada. As a lawyer I am always interested in legal mysteries. I have a separate page for legal mysteries. Occasionally my reviews of legal mysteries comment on the legal reality of the mystery. You can follow the progression of my favourite authors with up to 15 reviews. Each year I select my favourites in "Bill's Best of ----". As well as current reviews I am posting reviews from 2000 to 2011. Below my most recent couple of posts are the posts of Saskatchewan mysteries I have reviewed alphabetically by author. If you only want a sentence or two description of the book and my recommendation when deciding whether to read the book look at the bold portion of the review. If you would like to email me the link to my email is on the profile page.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
"K" is for In the Shadow of the Law by Kermit Roosevelt
For this week's entry for "K" in The Alphabet in Crime Fiction meme hosted by Kerrie Smith at her blog, Mysteries in Paradise, I am posting a review.
7. - 373.) In the Shadow of the Law by Kermit Roosevelt – Morgan Siler is a prospering mega-law firm in Washington. New associate, Mark Clayton, is overwhelmed with requests from the partners. He is drawn into dealing with a pro bono death penalty appeal that has no chance of success. Scorched earth litigator, Harold Fineman, calls on him to assist in the defence of a class action arising out of a dreadful explosion at a chemical storage plant in rural Texas which killed dozens of people. The firm history is told through the current