Misdemeanor Man by Dylan Schaffer
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Gordon Seegerman is a reluctant public defender by day and the Barry-obsessed singer in a Manilow cover band by night. When a routine misdemeanor case exposes corruption among his city's most prominent citizens, Seegerman finds himself having to act like a real lawyer for the first time in his life. Irresistible and irreverent, Misdemeanor Man will have you on the edge of your seat, rooting for the underdog and believing in the magic of Manilow.

About Dylan Schaffer

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Dylan Schaffer is a criminal-defense lawyer who has served as appellate counsel in more than fifty murder cases, including death penalty matters. He lives in Oakland, California. Television rights to Misdemeanor Man have been optioned by Paramount, with Fox developing the pilot.
Published December 3, 2008 by Bloomsbury USA. 366 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Shortly after interviewing one the hookers, who turns out to be kind of sympathetic to Dunn, turns up strangled, and Dunn, whose excessively high bail was mysteriously met, has disappeared.

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Schaffer aims for comedy throughout (e.g., Seegerman's near-pathological devotion to Barry Manilow), but the book's illogical plot turns and awkward structure make for a wearying read that devolves into a contrived narrative of a misdemeanor trial.

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Gordon Seegerman is the least ambitious lawyer you're ever likely to run across.

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