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Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite
Consumed by Michael W. Bugni has all the elements of a good murder mystery. In Leslie McKee we have a rarity, at least according to current popular thinking. Leslie is a divorce lawyer who is also an ethical and moral man. He is not perfect and has had a nasty experience operating on the shady side of the law, but he learned from that and is in a place in his life where he tries to do the right thing. Part of the pleasure of reading Consumed is watching Leslie as he navigates through an emotional and legal quagmire. The story opens with Leslie watching a hot air balloon crash from the deck of his house. He doesn't know it at the time, but this accident is going to turn his life upside down.
I like Consumed. I like Leslie McKee and his determination to do the right thing even when it's not easy. I like the portrait of life in the state of Washington among the successful high-tech community, their families, and of course their lawyers. Michael W. Bugni is the best thing to happen for honorable young lawyers since John Grisham. He has crafted an excellent story here. His instinct for portraying the right scene at the right time is perfect. If he has a few more stories like this inside him I predict a future of considerable commercial and critical success. I love finding a book like this to review. If you like stories about lawyers, you will love Consumed.