Sunday, August 3, 2008

Judgement Day

New York Times best-selling author Sheldon Siegel returns with a dramatic new case for the San Francisco law firm of Daley and Fernandez. As husband and wife, Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez couldn't t make it work. Luckily for Bay Area criminals, they didn't let that stop them from joining forces to open San Francisco s most tenacious law firm. As defense attorneys willing to take on the biggest and trickiest cases, Daley and Fernandez make one hell of team. 'Judgment Day' finds the ex-spouses tackling their most compelling case yet. Called in at the last minute to try to stop the execution of Nathan Fineman, a former mob lawyer convicted of murdering three people in the backroom of the notorious Golden Dragon Restaurant, Mike and Rosie must race the clock in a desperate attempt to prove their client s innocence - an impossible task, given the wealth of forensic evidence pointing to his guilt. At the same time, Mike must battle his own personal demons when the reputation of his father - a San Francisco cop who was one of the first officers at the Golden Dragon on the night of the murders - is called into question. As the plot hurtles toward its stunning denouement, 'Judgment Day' is fast approaching not only for Nate Fineman, but for Mike s father and for the law firm of Daley and Fernandez as well.

This is the 6th book featuring Mike Daley and Rosie Renandez - law partners, divorced parents of two and lovers. With 8 days to go before the execution of noted defense attorney Nate Fineman, Mike and Rosie are hired to help stop the execution. And when Nate's "regular" lawyer drops dead of a heart attack, it is now up to them to get their client saved on their own. All of the regulars are back - including Mike's brother, PI Pete. This time though the case is more personal. Not only is their family threatened, but when they try to prove Nate was set up by a dirty cop, their father's reputation may be destroyed as he was one of the first on the scene. A virtual race to the wire proves another fantastic book in this series. Mike's fly by the seat of his pants courtroom questioning keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end. . Will they be able to find the proof of a conspiracy they need in order to save their client? And at what cost to their family?? I love to see how these characters grow (both age wise and character wise) throughout the series. Mike and Rosie, although not the most prestigious lawyers in town, hold their own and continue to fight for the underdog - finding justice their own way.

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