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Publisher's Summary

From USA Today best-selling author John Ellsworth.
Start with a bank robber and a legal thriller.
Carlos has a sick daughter and needs money. He's also an upstanding citizen who pays his taxes, puts in his 40 hours, doesn't drink and carouse, and loves his wife. Still...he has nowhere else to turn. So Carlos gets money the old-fashioned way - he robs banks. The money comes pouring in but then a new man joins the crew and everything tumbles downhill. Criminal charges for armed robbery are brought against Carlos in several states and he needs a heavy hitter to defend him.
Carlos calls Michael Gresham for help and the lawyer comes to his aid. But it is going to be the meanest case of Michael's career, as the prosecutor is a woman who means to jab the death needle in Carlos' arm and watch him die. And she has the legal chops to do just that. But she has problems of her own - legal problems, big ones.
Add just the right amount of courtroom thrills and financial intrigue.
Full of bank robberies and courtroom drama, this legal financial thriller is sure to satisfy even the most ardent Michael Gresham fan, as the trial lawyer walks into a courtroom where the toughest district attorney and the guiltiest client on the West Coast await him.
©2016 John Ellsworth (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By shelley on 04-08-17

EXCELLENT Addition to the Michael Gresham series...

Oh my, this is book is one that evokes some very strong feelings. It is very reminiscent of John Grisham's "The Rainmaker". In this book John Ellsworth's protagonist Michael Gresham is representing a bank robber, Carlos.
Carlos has an 8 year old daughter who will die with out the proper health care. The insurance company has decided not to pay the claim. Why? Because the daughter uses her middle name not her first and when the original papers were filled out the mother put only the name she uses - not her first name. Although this is not a law that the name on an insurance application has to completely match an individual's full legal name the adjuster chose to deny all claims anyway because this is a matter of tradition. Carlos did what any good parent would do, he robbed banks.
This book has some great courtroom scenes with a few unexpected twists towards the end.
This is part of The Michael Gresham series, I think book #5, but these books do not need to be read in order as each book although part of a series is a complete stand alone.
Stephen Hoye does a fantastic job narrating.
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5 out of 5 stars
By H & B on 03-07-18


I discovered John Ellsworth about a week ago. As prolific as he clearly is, I am running out of material, fast! I have given up sleep in favor of reading and listening to his audiobooks. I haven't been this hooked in a while.

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