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Mark Gimenez grew up in Galveston County, Texas. Once a partner at a major Dallas law firm, Gimenez gave it up in order to start his own solo practice and to write. He lives in Texas with his wife and two sons.
John Bookman - Book to his friends - is a tenured professor at the University of Texas School of Law. He's thirty-five, handsome and unmarried. He teaches Constitutional Law, reduces senators to blithering fools on talk shows, and is often mentioned as a future Supreme Court nominee. But Book is also famous for something more unusual. He likes to take on lost causes and win. Consequently, when he arrives at the law school each Monday morning, hundreds of letters await him, letters from desperate Americans around the country seeking his help. Every now and then, one letter captures his attention and Book feels compelled to act.
Gimenez moves away from the court room drama with this suspenseful thriller about a kidnapped child. The mother is a hotshot lawyer, so the links to lawyers are still there, but this is a fast paced race against time and will keep you gripped from beginning to end.
Author of The Perk, Gimenez, is not showing any signs of losing his chance at being the next John Grisham. Small town lawyers and rich clients with secrets work very well and The Common Lawyer is another brilliant example of the format. We think he should be up there with the big boys!
Gimenez returns to the world of the law in this engrossing book about a lawyer retiring back to his home town in Texas after his wife has died. Reluctantly persuaded to become town judge he gets drawn in to the towns secrets, buried just below the surface of this seemingly safe, suburban small country town. As a lawyer himself Gimenez knows his stuff , with many comparisons made to John Grisham and quite rightly so.
Mark Gimenez’s debut novel is a polished and fast paced legal thriller. When Scott Fenney takes on a case defending a heroin addicted prostitute he begins to question himself, the system he works for and why he became a lawyer in the first place. Full of suspense and intrigue and obvious comparisons to John Grisham with subject and style this makes for a good and capable first novel.
Mark Gimenez, author the massive international bestseller The Colour of Law, is back, as superstar lawyer Scott A. Fenney takes the stand for an impossible case. An ISIS attack on America is narrowly averted when the FBI uncovers a plot to detonate a weapon of mass destruction in Dallas, Texas during the Super Bowl. A federal grand jury indicts twenty-four co-conspirators, including Omar al Mustafa, a notorious and charismatic Muslim cleric known for his incendiary anti-American diatribes on YouTube and Fox News. His arrest is greeted with cheers around the world and relief at home. The President goes on national television and proclaims: 'We won!' There is only one problem: there is no evidence against Mustafa. That problem falls to the presiding judge, newly appointed U.S. District Judge A. Scott Fenney. If Mustafa is innocent, Scott must set the most dangerous man in Dallas free, with no idea who is really guilty. And with just three weeks before the attack is due . . .
Criminal defence lawyers must make their peace with one harsh fact of life: most of their clients are guilty. Yet when William Tucker, a celebrated and self-centered star college football player, is suddenly arrested and charged with the brutal rape and murder of a college coed two years before, his broken-down, drunken estranged father Frank can't believe he's guilty. What father could? But Frank is also an ex-criminal defence lawyer. Now Frank must find a way to sober up and save his son from the death penalty sought by an ambitious district attorney. Can a father's love for his accused son save him from death?
A. Scott es un abogado cuya vida se vino abajo hace dos anos, cuando su mujer lo abandono por un deportista mas joven y lo despidieron de uno de los bufetes mas importantes del pais. Ahora, dos anos despues de su divorcio, su ex mujer necesita lo unico que el le puede ofrecer: que la defienda de la acusacion del asesinato de su novio. Scott deber defender a su ex mujer Rebecca, de la que an est enamorado, del cargo de asesinato. Aunque todas las pruebas apuntan a que es la culpable, Scott se sumergir en el mundo del deporte profesional para buscar al verdadero responsable de la muerte del golfista Trey Rawlins.
El abogado A. Scott Fenney tiene una vida idilica. A sus 33 anos ha conseguido las mayores metas de su vida, tiene dinero, una familia y un trabajo que disfruta. Pero un dia le llega el caso de una prostituta negra drogadicta acusada de asesinar al hijo de un senador. Fenney recibe presiones politicas para que busque otro abogado que lleve el caso, pero cuando esta a punto de hacerlo, sentira remordimientos y debera decidir si confia lo suficiente en la justicia como para arriesgarlo todo por ese caso.
Have you ever wondered how one split-second decision could change your life for ever? The Bonners are the most powerful couple in Texas. Bode Bonner is the Republican Governor and his wife, Lindsay, is always by his side. From the outside everything looks rosy. But the Bonners are not happy. Bode is bored - he longs for more excitement in his life. Lindsay is at the end of her tether. She's had enough of Bode's womanising and of playing the dutiful wife.She is desperate to break free of her bland, wealthy lifestyle. Then Lindsay makes an impulsive decision that helps save the life of a poor Hispanic boy. From that moment on, nothing will be the same for the Bonners. Everything is about to change... From the author of the international bestsellers The Colour of Law and Accused, this is an addictively readable novel, filled with dramatic and ingenious twists and turns, that delves deep into the dark heart of Texas.
'Scott, it's Rebecca. I need you.' After years of silence, Texan lawyer Scott Fenney receives a devastating phonecall from his ex-wife. She has been accused of murdering her boyfriend, Trey - the man she left Scott for - and is being held in a police cell. Now she is begging Scott to defend her. Scott is used to high-stakes cases, but this one is bigger than anything he has handled before. If Rebecca is found guilty, she will be sentenced to life imprisonment. Her future is in his hands. As he prepares to take the stand in the most dramatic courtroom appearance of his life, Scott is forced to question everything he believes to get to the truth - to save the life of the ex-wife he still loves....
Andy Prescott is the most laid-back young lawyer in Austin, Texas. Specialising in traffic law, he operates from a small room above a ramshackle tattoo parlour. He rides a trail bike and spends way too much time drinking beer in the sunshine. Ambition has never been Andy's strong point - he prefers to take it easy. That is, until one of Texas's wealthiest men walks into his office. On the spot, billionaire Russell Reeves retains Andy as his lawyer and, in exchange for some easy legal work, pays him more money than he has ever earned before. Andy's life is transformed. But nothing comes for free. Russell is a desperate man whose sole aim is to save his eight-year-old son, Zach, who is dying from leukemia. He is prepared to do anything - even if it means putting Andy's life in danger...
A poor-boy college football hero turned successful partner at a prominent Dallas firmwho long ago checked his conscience at the doorcatches a case that forces him to choose between his enviable lifestyle and doing the right thing in this masterful debut legal thriller.Clark McCall, neer-do-well son of Texas millionaire senator and presidential hopeful Mack McCall, puts a major crimp in his fathers election plans when he winds up murderedapparently by Shawanda Jones, a heroin-addicted hookerafter a tawdry night of booze, drugs, and rough sex.Scott Fenney, whos worked his way to being a partner at an elite Dallas law firm, is assigned to provide Shawandas pro bono defense after the federal judge on the case hears him deliver an inspiring, altruisticand completely insincerespeech to the local bar association. Scott plans to farm the case out to an old law school buddy, do-good-attorney Bobby Herrin. But his plans go awry when Shawanda puts her foot down in court and refuses to be passed off to the lawyer she considers the lesser attorney.As the case unfolds, pressure is exerted on Scott to deter him from being too aggressive in his defense of Shawanda. That pressure becomes palpable as Scott is slowly stripped of the things hes come to care for most. Will he do the right thingat a terrible costor the easy thing and keep his hard-earned fabulous life?With echoes of early John Grisham, THE COLOR OF LAW is a provocative page-turner that marks the stunning debut of a major new talent.From the Hardcover edition.
Ben Brice lives alone in the New Mexico wilderness where he battles memories of Vietnam with oceans of Jim Beam. Miles away in Texas, his estranged son, John, an internet geek-turned-billionaire, half watches his daughter Gracies soccer game while conducting business on his cell phone. When her mother Elizabeth arrives, the coach reports that her uncle has already collected Gracie. But Gracie has no uncle - she was kidnapped. From international bestselling author Mark Gimenez comes a terrifying child-in-jeopardy thriller in which dark family secrets make the finding of 10-year-old Gracie Brice more uncertain with every passing minute. And so begins a furious race against time to save Gracie from unknown kidnappers. With the FBI camped out in the Brice mansion, the family offers a reward of $25 million. Somehow, Ben and John Brice must find Gracie before it is too late. As the story unfolds with riveting twists and turns, the listener discovers that behind the kidnapping is an extraordinary government plot that could change the course of American history.
In this riveting, unputdownable legal thriller, a partner at a prominent law firm is forced to choose between his enviable lifestyle and doing the right thing.Former college football star Scott Fenney has worked his way to the top of the heap at the Dallas firm of Ford Stevens. But when Clark McCall, wayward son of a Texas politician, gets himself murdered after a night of booze, drugs, and rough sex, Scott is assigned to defend the prime suspect, a heroine-addicted hooker named Shawanda Jones. The powers that be want her convictedand Scott's future at the firm may depend on it. But unfortunately for Scott, Shwanada claims she's innocent, and he believes her.