Beach Lawyer

  • by Avery Duff
  • Narrated by James Patrick Cronin
  • 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After five grueling years, Robert Worth is just days away from making partner at a powerful Santa Monica law firm. When a client confides in him that senior partner Jack Pierce sexually assaulted her, Robert breaks two of his mentor's cardinal rules: Never let yourself get emotional about clients. And never make an enemy of Jack Pierce.
Robert crosses Pierce and is fired on the spot, losing not only his job but also his reputation. Advised to go quietly, Robert vows revenge against the ruthless man who betrayed him. But his investigation uncovers a twisted shadow world of sex, infidelity, and deception, where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. Only one thing is clear: Pierce will go the limit to keep his secrets.
This straight shooter will need to use every angle if he hopes to win. But could victory come at too high a price?


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Legal practice confusion

So, I'm only an hour into this book but I am confused by some of the legal aspects. Why would a Plaintiff draft a release? I've never seen that before. Granted, I haven't been practicing for that long, but still. Also, it doesn't make sense that a lawyer that just completed folded on a case and settled it for beer money would think he would "look weak" by adding language releasing a specific claim he didn't bring. Uh, you already look weak by settling for nothing, pal. Besides, the usual language in a PI release is something like "all claims, known and unknown that have been or could have been brought..." So the wrongful death claim would be swept up anyway.

And why didn't this character bring the wrongful death claim in the first place? I usually see Plaintiffs allege everything then drop them if there is no evidence to support it. You can't do it the other way because of the statute of limitations and especially if you knew about it at the time you filed.

Also, in eight of practice, I've never even heard of a lawyer treating a client the way one character treats another, by saying her deceased brother was worthless, etc. I guess it could happen, but that, and other odd things about the main character's law practice are distracting before the story even gets interesting. Anyway, my that's my two cents, and that's about all they're worth...
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- Daniel

perfect weekend read

this is the perfect book to read on a long weekend trip or short business venture.
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- KEds

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-01-2017
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio