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The Common Lawyer

by Mark Gimenez

The Common Lawyer Synopsis

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...

The Common Lawyer Press Reviews

Mark Gimenez writes colloquially smart dialogue but plots like an old master. * The Australian * The Common Lawyer is about an overpowering need to right a shocking wrong, and it contains violence, romance and some heart-warmingly managed ethical dilemmas . . . The pace is perfect; the style clean and transparent; the emotional manipulation, effective; and you can see the film from here. It will entertain many people. * TLS *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780751541304
Publication date: 15th April 2010
Author: Mark Gimenez
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 496 pages
Categories: Thriller / suspense,

About Mark Gimenez

Born and educated in Texas, Mark Gimenez attended law school at Notre Dame, Indiana and practised with a large Dallas law firm. He is married with two sons.

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