The Colour of Law by Mark Gimenez

June 11, 2009 by  

thecolouroflaw1A. Scott Fenney is a bright corporate lawyer at a big Dallas firm. At 33, he is in the prime of his life earning $750,000 a year, driving a Ferrari and goes home every night to a gorgeous mansion in a very exclusive neighbourhood in Dallas.

For Fenney, life could not be better.

He has a beautiful wife, with whom he has a much-loved daughter, Boo. But when a senator’s son is killed in a hit-and-run, Fenney is asked by the state judge to put his air-conditioned lifestyle on hold to defend the accused – a black, heroin-addicted prostitute – a very different client to the people Fenney usually represents.

And, more importantly, she is not going be paying $350 an hour for the privilege of his services. Under fire from all sides, Fenney drafts in a public defender to take the case on. Does Fenney believe in the principle of justice strongly enough to jeopardise everything in his life he holds dear. And to what lengths is the dead man’s power-hungry father prepared to go to test Fenney’s resolve?

Other people who have read this book have this to say:

“Loved this book and was really surprised at how good it was. Great characters and a wonderful plot reminiscent of To Kill A Mockingbird.”

“I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book when I purchased it but to may amazement it managed to exceed all my expectations. If I had to describe Mark Gimenez’s writing style I’d say is a cross between Grisham and P.D James because it has all the impact of a court room thriller and all the suspense of a “whodunnit.”


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