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The Common Lawyer
     

The Common Lawyer

3.8 21
by Mark Gimenez
 
A mother in New York sneaks her young daughter out of a research hospital. A billionaire philanthropist in Texas fights to save his dying son at all costs. A young traffic-ticket lawyer in Austin named Andy Prescott runs his legal empire out of a tiny office above a tattoo parlor and dreams of being a rich lawyer. Five lives on separate paths--until Andy defends

Overview

A mother in New York sneaks her young daughter out of a research hospital. A billionaire philanthropist in Texas fights to save his dying son at all costs. A young traffic-ticket lawyer in Austin named Andy Prescott runs his legal empire out of a tiny office above a tattoo parlor and dreams of being a rich lawyer. Five lives on separate paths--until Andy defends the billionaire's secretary against a speeding ticket. Their lives become fatefully intertwined, destined to intersect--in death. And Andy Prescott learns that a client can be too rich for his lawyer's own good.

Best-seller lists:

No. 8, South Africa
No. 10, Ireland
No. 11, Australia
No. 13, UK

Editorial Reviews:

"The Common Lawyer is about an overpowering need to right a shocking wrong, and it contains violence, romance and some heart-warmingly managed ethical dilemmas . . . The pace is perfect; the style clean and transparent; the emotional manipulation, effective; and you can see the film from here. It will entertain many people."
- Times Literary Supplement (UK)

"Mark Gimenez writes colloquially smart dialogue but plots like an old master."
- The Australian

"The Common Lawyer is an addictive, compulsive read. With an interesting, flawed protagonist who matures as the novel progresses, a cast of well-drawn and diverse characters, and a great plot (not to mention the unexpected twist at the end), this is a must-read novel. Highly recommended, The Common Lawyer will keep you reading into the night."
- Civilian-Reader (UK)

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013353992
Publisher:
Navarchus Press
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
14,476
File size:
527 KB

Meet the Author

Mark Gimenez grew up in Galveston County, Texas, earned his law degree at Notre Dame, and was a partner in a major Dallas law firm. He now practices solo and writes. He lives in Texas.

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The common Lawyer 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the story but there was so much description of streets and direction that it distracted from the storyline. It might have been more enjoyable if I was familiar with the area but it just got annoying. That being said, it was a good plot with a lot of twists and a good ending.
busymom923 More than 1 year ago
I loved the first three books I read by Mark Givenez, and I liked this one, but there was just a little too much fist-pumping with the bros, and that got really old fast. This book is less realistic than his others also. The beginning is very confusing, but in the end, the complexities are revealed. There is also some great Austin trivia in this novel. A reader who likes a legal thriller would probably enjoy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mark Gimenez is an amazing writer. I have read his books since the first one and he never disappoints. Great reads - all of them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started better than it ended
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Exciting.
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PHGA More than 1 year ago
I'VE ALMOST READ EVERY ONE OF HIS BOOKS--NONE DISAPPOINT. HE'S A VERY GOOD STORYTELLER. I WANT MORE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed all the books by this author. They will keep your interest and keep you reading!
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