It is the late 1970s and criminal defense attorney Harrison J. Walker, better known as Jaywalker for his rebellious tactics, is struggling to build his own practice when he receives a call from a desperate mother. Her son, Darren Kingston, has been arrested for raping five white women in Castle Hill, an area of the Bronx long forgotten by the city.
A young, good-looking black man, Darren is positively identified by four of the victims as the fifth prepares to do the same. Everyone - from the prosecution to the community at large - sees this as an open-and-shut case with solid eyewitness testimony. Everyone, that is, except Jaywalker.
The young attorney looks deep into the crimes, studying both the characters involved and the character of our society. What he finds will haunt him for the rest of his career.
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Not as good as the first Jaywalker book.
Bronx Justice is a prequel of sorts done badly. I do not see the point of this case; it was a strange place for Jaywalker to look back on.
I enjoy Jaywalker books mainly due to the character, Jaywalker himself. I would compare this to the Mickey Haller series by Connelly. The writing and stories are not in the same league, but similar characters and plots.
I think Collins is the saving grace of this book. I am not sure I would have kept reading this on my own. He makes the story more interesting than it actual is.
Yes, this was okay listen. I will not listen to it again, and that is saying something because I listen to or read Grisham books many times.
Not my favorite, but not the worst book either. Sometimes they are just okay. This is the first just okay book I have reviewed. As a legal thriller, this was an okay story.
- Robert Hatley