About the Book:
I liked this legal and courtroom drama novel. Dugoni has done a good job of combining preparing a defense case with personal drama. Keera is a capable attorney and has a good team behind her. The part of the novel building up to the courtroom was engaging on two fronts. One was the actual work she was doing, the other was the drama in the family business. Dugoni mentions in his afterward that he wanted to bring into the plot the personal family aspect and he has done that well. Alcoholism and sibling rivalry both show themselves. The chess aspect was interesting too.
Two issues really caught my attention. One was the action that might be taken to win a case. Here we see nefarious action on the side of the prosecutor. We see how desperate one might be to gain political power.
The other issue was the concern of successfully defending an accused murderer yet being unsure of his innocence. Dugoni did a good job of keeping tension going as we do not know for sure, not only the outcome of the court case but also the actual innocence or guilt of the defendant.
Overall, a good legal investigation and courtroom drama novel. I hope there will be more featuring Keera.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
About the Author:
(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)