This is my review of the book the Undertakers Widow by Phillip Margolin, which I read recently. This is the second of Phillips books that I have read (it was book two in an omnibus edition), but it did not disappoint.
The star of the book is the battered figure of Richard Quinn. He is an ethical judge and as such he is willing to risk his own life to see that justice prevails in his courtroom. But as sadly he discovers when he presides over the trial of tough-talking state congresswoman Jane Crease, there is not always a clear path to justice.
Jane Crease is a cigar-smoking former police officer, and a flamboyant public figure. She now stands accused of the brutal murder of her husband, a wealthy undertaker. But things, however, are not as they seem, and our Judge the hero of the story soon begins to suspect that Jane may well have been set up. As he zeros in on the shocking secret at the heart of the trial, Richard finds that his efforts to do the right thing lead him ever deeper in to an insidious maze of murder and deceit.
This was an enjoyable book and I will search out for some more of Phillips stories. This was book 4 week 3 fiction 3 (audio books 1) non fiction 0
Friends this is my review of the book The Burning Man by Phillip Margolin which I have read recently. I don't believe that I have ever read any of Philips books before so was not quite sure what I would get. But I was pleasantly surprised. The characters were well crafted and believable, It was a good story.
Peter Hale is a young upshot attorney who feels frustrated in his father's law firm. When circumstances give him the opportunity to shine, he dives in without thinking and fails spectacularly. He looses a very high profile case. Then his job, then falls out with his father. The only job he can get is as a public defender in a small town legal firm. But again his ego and greed gets in the way and he nearly manages to mess up this up.
Fortunately he finally realises what he is doing, retains his job by a whisker and starts the slow process of regaining his life as he works as a public defender. But can he put things right and sort out the mess. He has to choose his priorities.
An enjoyable book and I will look out more books by Phillip. This was book 2 week 2 fiction 2 (audio books 1) non fiction 0
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