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When a passenger train derails in North Philadelphia with fatal results, idealistic criminal defense attorney Vaughn Coburn takes on the most personal case of his young career. The surviving engineer is his cousin Eddy, and when Eddy asks Vaughn to defend him, he can't help but accept. Vaughn has a debt to repay, for he and his cousin share an old secret - one that changed both their lives forever.
As blame for the wreck zeros in on Eddy, Vaughn realizes there's more to this case than meets the eye. Seeking the truth behind the crash, he finds himself the target of malicious attorneys, corrupt railroad men, and a mob boss whose son perished in the accident and wants nothing less than cold-blooded revenge. With the help of his ex-con private investigator and an old flame who works for the competition, Vaughn struggles to defeat powerful forces - and to escape his own past built on secrets and lies.
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By Wayne on 02-11-18
Interesting legal thriller!
An AMTRAK passenger train crashes in Philadelphia with 36 deaths and over 200 injuries. The train's engineer does nothing to try to slow down/stop the train. The engineer, who was gravely injured in the crash, recovers but remembers nothing. He is charged with 36 cases of manslaughter and 200 other lesser crimes.
This is author Myers' second novel. The protagonist is the engineer's defense attorney who is also his cousin and best friend. The plot twists come so fast they are difficult to keep up with. An Engineered Injustice is an easy 5 star suspense mystery. Narration is superb.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
By Charles Atkinson on 03-10-18
Intriguing Legal Story
This is a first rate legal story, good enough to make a great movie. As you aware from the publisher summary, a passenger train is derailed and everything seems to point to an engineer 's error. Within hours after the crash, powerful litigation firms, all the local and national media zero in on the engineer. To complicate matters, one of the victims is the son of a Philadelphia mafia don.
My issue is in the lack character development. I found all of the characters intriguing, but I felt disappointed and wantedvto know more about the families and especially the law firms.
The narrator was far to bland for my taste. I felt he could have been far more creative with key characters.
This is indeed a great story. Despite my criticisms, I plan on trying more novels from this author.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful