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The Colour of Law by Mark Gimenez
  

The Colour of Law

Part of the A. Scott Fenney Series
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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.

If you like Mark Gimenez you might also like to read books by Andrew Gross, James Patterson and Robert Crais.

Synopsis

The Colour of Law by Mark Gimenez

A. Scott Fenney is a hotshot corporate lawyer at a big Dallas firm. At 33, in the prime of his life, he rakes in $750,000 a year, drives a Ferrari and comes home every night to a mansion in Dallas's most exclusive neighbourhood. He also comes home to one of Dallas's most beautiful women, with whom he has a much-loved daughter, Boo. For Fenney, life could not be better. But when a senator's son is killed in a hit-and-run, Fenney is asked by the state judge to put his air-conditioned lifestyle on hold to defend the accused: a black, heroin-addicted prostitute - a very different client to the people Fenney usually represents. And, more importantly, she is not going be paying Ford Stevens $350 an hour for the privilege of his services. Under fire from all sides, Fenney drafts in a public defender to take the case on. Yet as Scott prepares to hand over to Bobby, he feels increasingly guilty about the path he is taking, because Scott still believes in the principle of justice. The question is: does he believe in it strongly enough to jeopardise everything in his life he holds dear. And to what lengths is the dead man's power-hungry father prepared to go to test Fenney's resolve?

Reviews

'A good story, which Gimenez tells with passion and conviction' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

'A readable story with a central character who's extremely interesting. We'll be back with A. Scott Finney in the future.' EVENING HERALD

'You will lose an entire lazy Sunday to this one.' TIME OUT

'I read it at one sitting… Gimenez has created a complex and believable character who carries a story that still intrigues' OBSERVER

About the Author

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

11th January 2007

Author

Mark Gimenez

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Publisher

Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780751551105

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