Reviewed by Brenda Ballard for Readers' Favorite
R. Bruce Sanah is a small town defense attorney who has been defending many folks, has kept some out of jail and always seems to be right at the edge of a big case that will take his career to the next level. Along comes the most shocking, horrific crime in the history of the town of Douglas. A sizable retainer rests in the office safe as Bruce contemplates the facts and only when he was forced into decision to represent did he take the case. He might as well have been seated on a roller coaster that would seem to go on forever. Twists, loops and the threat of the case derailing force the legal team to look at their own beliefs and their own lives in general. Bruce fights the hardest in his life to keep his client from being ordered to death by lethal injection while pushing back media reports, a particularly bothersome clairvoyant, a she-devil prosecutor and surprises all the way to the very end. But the part that will last with each of them is after it is all over.
This book is a page-turner! The author, Ralph Shamas, is well-versed in legal issues and trial proceedings. He brings his experience to this book in a way that indeed makes the reader feel as if they are a fly on the wall, watching it all unfold. Mr. Shamas does an excellent job melding evidence and the plot twists into a fine yarn. Highly recommended!