The Professor : McMurtie & Drake

  • by Robert Bailey
  • Narrated by Eric G. Dove
  • Series: McMurtie & Drake
  • 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Law professor Thomas Jackson McMurtrie literally wrote the book on evidence in the state of Alabama. But when a power-hungry colleague uses a recent run-in between McMurtrie and headstrong student Rick Drake to end his career, he is left unsure what to do next.
Meanwhile, a devastating trucking accident in Henshaw, Alabama, leaves a young family dead. Drake, now a fledgling lawyer, takes the case against the freight carrier and soon begins to uncover the truth behind the tragedy that is buried in a tangled web of arson, bribery, and greed. On the eve of the trial and with his case unraveling in the midst of a dangerous cover-up that threatens to silence his star witnesses, Drake realizes that only his estranged mentor, Professor McMurtrie, can help him now.
With everything to lose and only justice to gain, will McMurtrie and Drake overcome bad blood to defeat a ruthless adversary? Can the Professor turn back the clock and recover all that he's lost?

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Awful? No, but close.... close.

Forget an editor, did anyone even proof this thing before it went to the printer? For example, a mother thrown free from a wreck is afterword told by doctors that her child hadn't survived. A chapter or so later we're told that the mother... whose moving scene we listened to... also failed to survive the wreck? HUH? That's not a plot problem that's a BLACK HOLE!

Of course if it weren't for those holes there'd be NO surprises in this thing,,, so they do give a listener some sense of the unexpected. Eric Dove does a fine job though in bringing life to this comic book ensemble.

I listened to the end. Why? Now that is the only puzzle about "The Professor".
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- Ted "Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination."

Fantastic Legal Suspense @$7.34 Bargain

At 68 years of age Tom McMurtrie has had it all. He has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a law professor in a renowned university. He has written the acclaimed book on Rules of Evidence. Most student’s regard him highly. However, McMurtrie’s career has abruptly ended. University politics and just plain unadulterated envy has convincingly and unfairly pushed Tom out. There’s no paranoia here, the “powers that be” really wanted him out and they have skillfully engineered it to happen. Like it or not, it’s goodbye!

An old flame comes along with a legal proposition. A horrendous intersection accident has occurred, killing her daughter, son-in-law and 2-year old granddaughter, as well as the trucker in the other vehicle. Was it really their fault? She is searching for the truth of what happened and begs McMurtrie to take the case. To our surprise, Tom gives the case to Rick Drake, a hot-headed former student with whom Tom has had an adversary relationship. Will justice prevail against false accusations, arson, murder, bribes and elusive evidence which cannot be proven?

I could not put this book down until the bitter end … which as one would hope, ended not so bitter. Listening to Robert Bailey’s “The Professor” was a super fast listen and a great escape. Don't miss it!

Eric G. Dove was very good with the delivery of the story
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- Lia "I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-22-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio