The Lawyer's Lawyer by James Sheehan

75%

8 Critic Reviews

He calls on another retired friend, Tom Wylie, to represent him, but with two professionals, there are bound to be a few clashes. Sheehan has written another thriller with some great courtroom scenes.
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Synopsis

Jack Tobin, the main character of The Mayor of Lexington Avenue returns in this non-stop novel that combines enthralling plot twists with some of the best coutroom fiction being written today.
Tobin, known as the lawyer's lawyer--the guy the best lawyer's say they'd want to represent them in a courtroom battle--undertakes the representation of a serial killer who he believes to be innocent. The Chief of Police is outraged, the citizens of Oakville where the murders occurred, erupt, and the State Attorney is out for blood as Jack challenges the criminal justice system once again.

Sheehan masterfully weaves stories of love and friendship into one man's uncompromising search for truth within the four corners of a courtroom where it is often spoken about but seldom seen. Jack is in a fight for his life and the outcome is in doubt right up to the turn of the final page.

A trial lawyer himself, James Sheehan is also a top-notch thriller writer. Once again he succeeds in translating the depth of his courtroom knowledge into an entertaining and truly fascinating read.
 

About James Sheehan

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JAMES SHEEHAN is the author of The Mayor of Lexington Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. He was a successful trial attorney for 30 years, and currently teaches trial law and is the Director of the Tampa Law Institute at Stetson University College of Law in Tampa, Florida. Learn more at JamesSheehanauthor.com
 
Published January 8, 2013 by Center Street. 416 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Oct 01 2012

Sheehan can write a mean closing statement when the courtroom showdown finally takes place, and the conflicting loyalties of Jack and Danni keep the tension high, but readers should be prepared for some wooden dialogue.

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Above average
Reviewed by ManoflaBook.com on Apr 21 2013

The reader is reminded much too often about what a good person Jack is and how selfless he is that it seems unbelievable at times.

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Book Reporter

Good
Reviewed by Stuart Shiffman on Jan 18 2013

Sheehan’s writing is part John Grisham, part Erle Stanley Gardner, and a substantial portion of his own style. You can read THE LAWYER’S LAWYER without having looked at either of his previous books, or you can check out those novels first. Regardless of your choice, just as I did, you will eventually sink your teeth into all three.

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Good
Reviewed by John Harrington on Jan 20 2013

He calls on another retired friend, Tom Wylie, to represent him, but with two professionals, there are bound to be a few clashes. Sheehan has written another thriller with some great courtroom scenes.

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The Christian Manifesto

Above average
on Jan 08 2013

It has some good moments, especially some nice courtroom drama. Overall though the storytelling is lacking, the characters irritating, and it has some huge believability issues. However, the original plot idea is quite good and perhaps others will be more willing to forgive the writing.

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The Guilded Earlobe

Good
on Jan 31 2013

The Layer’s Lawyer grabbed me from the beginning, and kept me ensnared the entire time. Full of engrossing characters, touching friendships and heart shaking twists, The Lawyer’s Lawyer sets the bar quite high for this year’s batch of Legal Thrillers.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Ava on Jan 07 2013

With writing that whips and slices through a fabulous plot with great characters, The Lawyer’s Lawyer delivers an outstanding read. Sheehan is at his best, and this is one of the best crime novels I have read in a long time.

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Good
Reviewed by Katrina on Jan 07 2013

I have no doubt that I will be reading his other two books in the near future. The Lawyer's Lawyer is a legal thriller not to be missed. A truly great read.

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