Breaking Precedent by Charles B. Lewis

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the book’s final third, set during Will’s trial, is grippingly written, full of sharp dialogue, insider insights into the court system, and twists and well-placed revelations the reader won’t expect. An extremely well-executed courtroom novel, with a hero readers will want to meet again.
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"After six years, the firm looked less like Lady Justice and more like a gold digger..." Alpha associate Will Lively should know. Winner of the biggest verdict in firm history, he's a sure bet to make partner. But when the case finally pays off with a multi-million dollar fee, Will finds himself suddenly out of luck. His misfortune has barely begun. Instead of the corner office, he lands behind bars, charged with shooting his duplicitous boss, Dexter Billings. Losing everything he expected, Will finds what he wasn't even looking for- his heart and soul. Is it too late? Or can his legendary lawyer, Justin Jackson, save him from a brutal Texas pen: "We've got murder, sex, violence, greed--a prominent lawyer, a handsome associate, an office tart, an All-American jock of a son. What the hell else could they possibly ask for?" Jackson demands. A spectacle of a trial? You'll get one, and then some.



Born in Houston, Texas, Charles Lewis has spent most of his adult life in the capitol of Austin, a musical and cultural oasis. He practiced as a civil litigator in the cutthroat world of trial law before earning an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. There, he had the great fortune to hone his writing skills under renowned novelists Mary Robison and Denise Chavez, as well as the playwright Edward Albee. Charles later served as a managing editor at Summers Press, a small legal publishing house, before he undertook Breaking Precedent. It is his first novel. The author currently fancies himself something of a postmodern Renaissance man. In his spare time, he loves sharing la bella vita with the residents anywhere in Italy, when he's not fishing the fertile estuaries of his native Texas.
 

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A bestselling author and national investigative journalist for the past thirty years, Charles Lewis is a tenured professor of journalism and, since 2008, the founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C. He is the founder of The Center for Public Integrity and several other nonprofit organizations. He lives in Washington, D.C.
 
Published December 11, 2013 by Dog Ear Publishing, LLC. 263 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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the book’s final third, set during Will’s trial, is grippingly written, full of sharp dialogue, insider insights into the court system, and twists and well-placed revelations the reader won’t expect. An extremely well-executed courtroom novel, with a hero readers will want to meet again.

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