You need: The Local by Joey Hartstone

The Local offers an engaging and exciting cross between a John Grisham novel and one that features Perry Mason in court. I recommend it to those who enjoy courtroom scenes interspersed with interesting characters and situations.

The Local is Jimmy Euchre. His situation requires a bit of explanation. Marshall, Texas where the story is set is apparently known for the many patent suits that wend their way through its Eastern District courts. Out of town attorneys try cases there. Jimmy is often a member of the team due to his knowledge of the local people and scenes.

Amir is a tech mogul who is being sued. He threatens a judge who is later murdered. When Amir is arrested in a potential death row cas,. Jimmy becomes involved with his defense. Readers will find out why this is difficult for him.

This simple explanation does not due justice to the story’s narrative drive. There are many characters, relationships and motives behind Judge Gardner’s death. The pages turn swiftly as the case unfolds.

The author has written for TV and it shows. He knows how to keep a narrative moving.

A note on the cover: I did not love it at first but readers will definitely see how it connects to the story.

I recommend this one pretty highly.

Author: joycesmysteryandfictionbookreviews

I love to read, recommend books and open the world of reading to others. I tutor to ensure that the next generation of readers will know the joys of a good book because their reading skills have improved. I am an avid reader, especially of mysteries and fiction. I believe that two of the world's greatest inventions were the public library and eyeglasses!

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