Breaking Precedentby Charles B. Lewis
"After six years, the firm looked less like Lady Justice and more like a gold digger..." Alpha associate Will Lively should know. Winner of the biggest verdict in firm history, he's a sure bet to make partner. But when the case finally pays off with a multi-million dollar fee, Will finds himself suddenly out of luck. His misfortune has barely begun. Instead of the corner office, he lands behind bars, charged with shooting his duplicitous boss, Dexter Billings.
Losing everything he expected, Will finds what he wasn't even looking for-
his heart and soul. Is it too late? Or can his legendary lawyer, Justin Jackson,
save him from a brutal Texas pen: "We've got murder, sex, violence, greed--a prominent lawyer, a handsome associate, an office tart, an All-American jock of a son. What the hell else could they possibly ask for?" Jackson demands.
A spectacle of a trial? You'll get one, and then some.
Born in Houston, Texas, Charles Lewis has spent most of his adult life in the capitol of Austin, a musical and cultural oasis. He practiced as a civil litigator in the cutthroat world of trial law before earning an MFA
in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. There, he had the great fortune to hone his writing skills under renowned novelists Mary Robison and Denise Chavez, as well as the playwright Edward Albee. Charles later served as a managing editor at Summers Press, a small legal publishing house, before he undertook Breaking Precedent. It is his first novel. The author currently fancies himself something of a postmodern Renaissance man. In his spare time, he loves sharing la bella vita with the residents anywhere in Italy, when he's not fishing the fertile estuaries of his native Texas.
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This book started out slowly and in great detail. Its characters are lawyers and it is a murder mystery. The character list is long and you need to pay attention to who is doing what to whom. The main character and the one charged with murder is Will Lively. He is an overworked lawyer trying for a partnership in the firm for which he works. Dexter Billings is his boss and “head bad guy”. Add to this a girlfriend, Cindy, a best buddy named Buddy, various secretaries/associates and a legendary criminal lawyer and you have the setting for an intense murder mystery. Did Will do it? Will he get off? Will he end up with the girl? What will he do if he is cleared? Now that would be telling! Grab a copy to find out.