The Color of Law

The Color of Law

Book - 2005
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A poor-boy college football hero turned successful partner at a prominent Dallas firm--who long ago checked his conscience at the door--catches a case that forces him to choose between his enviable lifestyle and doing the right thing in this masterful debut legal thriller. Clark McCall, ne'er-do-well son of Texas millionaire senator and presidential hopeful Mack McCall, puts a major crimp in his father's election plans when he winds up murdered--apparently by Shawanda Jones, a heroin-addicted hooker--after a tawdry night of booze, drugs, and rough sex. Scott Fenney, who's worked his way to being a partner at an elite Dallas law firm, is assigned to provide Shawanda's pro bono defense after the federal judge on the case hears him deliver an inspiring, altruistic--and completely insincere--speech to the local bar association. Scott plans to farm the case out to an old law school buddy, do-good-attorney Bobby Herrin. But his plans go awry when Shawanda puts her foot down in court and refuses to be passed off to the lawyer she considers the lesser attorney. As the case unfolds, pressure is exerted on Scott to deter him from being too aggressive in his defense of Shawanda. That pressure becomes palpable as Scott is slowly stripped of the things he's come to care for most. Will he do the right thing--at a terrible cost--or the easy thing and keep his hard-earned fabulous life? With echoes of early John Grisham, THE COLOR OF LAW is a provocative page-turner that marks the stunning debut of a major new talent.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385516730
0385516738
Branch Call Number: GIM
Characteristics: 401 p. ;,25 cm

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ISAAC MADRIL
Apr 05, 2014

I Read This Book six years ago and would recommend it to any and all rookies who believe in and practice law!Reminds me of a girlfriend of mine.L.S._Smart!very Smart!!!

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Tannisz
Mar 22, 2013

read it-- you'll love it!

winger1 Sep 10, 2012

I just began this book and cannot put it down- I am looking for othe books Mark Gimentez has written.

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crochussen
Feb 24, 2012

I Agree - have read all of Mark Gimenez's books and have found them all gripping from the first page

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Eil_1
Feb 23, 2012

I was pulled into this story from page 1. The plot, including background on the legal profession, as well as the story itself kept me turning page upon page. It was one of the very best legal-based stories I've ever read (including Grisholm)!

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