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The book follows one major trial and two unrelated events in the course of a year in Sacramento DA's office, with personalities and insights woven into the developments.
The book is fast paced and engaging overall, although at times the author essentially reades the trial transcript and the reading can become dull. The book is particularly a good read for someone interested in becoming a prosecutor or at the very beginning of a legal career. I also recommend this book for working out - the pace is fast and the stories are engaging to keep you going on the eliptical machine.
My one complaint is the book does not offer very much about the politics of the DA's office. (maybe special contractual agreements?) At the core, the book is about lawyers and trial work, not the machinations of the office.
The reading is pleasant enough. The language is crude at times but that is a part and parcel of trial lingo. Overall, it is a good listen for a curious mind.
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