Friday, October 23, 2020

The Neon Lawyer

Book: The Neon Lawyer
Series: Brigham Theodore
Author: Victor Methos

With money and hope in short supply, newly minted attorney Brigham Theodore decides it’s time to lower his standards. He joins a seedy fly-by-night firm in Salt Lake City out of desperation. After he loses his first case—a speeding ticket—he’s convinced his career is over. But to his shock, his boss hands him a slightly more complex case: capital murder.

Brigham’s new client is Amanda Pierce, a lost, exhausted woman who gunned down the man who tortured and killed her six-year-old daughter. A jury may prove sympathetic to her unbearable pain, but the law is no fan of vigilante justice—and neither is Vince Dale, the slick and powerful prosecutor who’s never lost a murder case. There’s no question that Amanda pulled the trigger—she did it in front of five witnesses. If she pleads guilty, she will avoid a death sentence, but saving her life this way comes with an admission that what she did was wrong. However, if she refuses the “guilty” label, Brigham will have no choice but to fight for his career—and Amanda’s life. -Goodreads

Review: Another legal thriller by Victor Methos. This book reminded me a lot of 'A Time to Kill' although not as layered. I think Brigham Theodore has an intereting backstory and a lot of potential as a strong lead. Overall I enjoyed it although it was predictable. 

Grade: 3/5

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