Two years ago, Darren Street made a name for himself as the man who rooted out corruption in the district attorney's office. Now the hotheaded young lawyer is in the public eye yet again - this time, accused of murder.
Jalen Jordan retained Street for what seemed to be a minor traffic violation, but when evidence turned up linking Jordan to the death of two boys, Street wanted out of the case. To ensure his lawyer's cooperation and silence, Jordan threatened to make Street's son the next victim. Shortly after, Jordan's own body turned up with a bullet hole in his chest.
Now Street is on trial for his life, and the enemy he made in the DA's office is clearly out for blood. It's one lawyer out to frame another. Can a desperate father escape punishment for a crime he didn't commit?
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After reading "An Innocent Client", I started skimming the titles of Scott Pratt's other novels and came across this one. The premise was interesting and I had enjoyed "Client, so it was expecting another good read.
Yeah, I think I made it through the first chapter but that was hard. I just kept going 'that's not how privilege works' and considering it's the entire basis for how the protagonist finds himself in this situation, it was a hard detail to overlook. If your client threatens someone, that threat is not privileged. If your client is no longer your client because you quit the case, anything he tells you after that relationship is over is not privileged. The entire thing could have been handled with a call to the cops or FBI.
Currently listening to Adam Mitzner's newest, "The Girl from Home".
The protagonist. Unfortunately, I've forgotten his name. I like Nick, though. He's narrated a few other books I've listened to.
The writing is good. I liked the protagonist well enough. I just couldn't get past the privilege issue. It just didn't make sense.
- Megan P.
Power In The Hands of Dishonest Prosecutors
- R. Pontiflet "retired writer"