Blind Justiceby James Scott Bell
Then a childhood friend's mother phones him. Her son, Howie, has been accused
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Jake Denney has hit rock bottom. His wife has left him. He's drinking again. And his five-year-old daughter is in the middle of it all. When a judge calls him "a disgrace to the legal profession," Jake starts thinking things might be better for everyone if he wasn't around anymore.
Then a childhood friend's mother phones him. Her son, Howie, has been accused of murdering his wife. Jake takes the seemingly hopeless case in a last-ditch effort to save his client and his fading career.
Meanwhile, Howie's little sister, Lindsay, has grown into a beautiful woman. Though Jake is drawn to her, there's something about her he doesn't understand, even though it may be the very thing he needs to reclaim his humanity.
With the evidence mounting against his client, and a web of corruption closing around them both, Jake Denney faces the fight of his life--not only in the courtroom, but in the depths of his own soul.
"Move over John Grisham. James Scott Bell has done it again with Blind Justice. A must read!" - Nancy Moser, author of The Invitation and The Quest
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Meet the Author
JAMES SCOTT BELL is the author of the #1 bestseller for writers, Plot & Structure, and numerous thrillers, including Don't Leave Me, Try Dying and Watch Your Back. His novella One More Lie was the first self-published work to be nominated for an International Thriller Writers Award. Under the pen name K. Bennett, he is also the author of the Mallory Caine zombie legal thriller series, which begins with Pay Me in Flesh. He served as the fiction columnist for Writer's Digest magazine and has written highly popular craft books for Writer�s Digest Books, including: Revision & Self-Editing for Publication, The Art of War for Writers and Conflict & Suspense.
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This is the first book I've read by this author and sure won't br the last!! Highly recommend. Even though strong language does not offend me, I found it refreshing to read a book that had neither "f" bombs every other word or raunchy sex. ( did not have to hide it from grand kids) Thanks!!
I'm a real fan of this writer and plan to read more offerings.
Blind Justice by James Scott Bell is a legal thriller. As a drunken lawyer, Jake Denney is accused of being a disgrace to his profession. His marriage is ruined, he is behind in his rent, and the only reason he has not killed himself is his love for his daughter. Then, Jake Denney is called to defend his childhood friend, Howie Patino. Accused of killing his wife, Howie only recalls that the devil was there. As children, Jake often defended Howie, who is mentally "slow." Will he be successful again? Howie's younger sister, Lindsay, insists that her brother is incapable of murder, but her belief in him is not a defense. Jake decides that his best tactic is to instill doubt in the jury. As he tries to save his friend, Jake struggles with his own conflicts. Can Jake save Howie and himself? I recommend this book for the plot, character development, and realistic first person narration.