Marina Man: A Southern California Novel of Crime and Confusion

Marina Man: A Southern California Novel of Crime and Confusion

by Jonathan Schwartz


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Marina del Rey attorney Tom McGuire must defend his client against a charge of carjacking and murder, rescue a proctologist-turned-plastic-surgeon, and battle with a government administrator of the Federal Witness Protection Program.

Tom also runs into a modern-day Indian tribe that inhabits a high-rise office building, and some militant environmentalists who have unique methods of combating a Malibu real estate development.

The action is set in and around Marina del Rey, California, with excursions to Topanga Canyon and Catalina Island's tiny settlement, Isthmus Cove. Also included are confrontations at sea between Tom's aging Chris-Craft and a Mafia offshore racer.

Throughout, attorney McGuire's description of the action that takes place in this novel is a sense of humor that could only come from a person who has performed standup comedy, as author Jonathan Schwartz has.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781882629671
Publisher: Magic Lamp Press
Publication date: 05/28/2008
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Schwartz was born in Washington D.C. After graduating from Bard College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School he went on to work in Washington, D.C. for the Federal Trade Commission, and later the Department of Commerce.

He ultimately made the decision to accept an SEC position in Los Angeles, and decided to make Southern California his home.

He now lives and practices law in Marina del Rey, California, where his private law practice is limited exclusively to securities regulation, disputes between broker-dealers and customers, securities fraud, and enforcement.

He worked his way through college as a professional musician and has performed stand-up comedy at numerous venues in the Los Angeles area.

"Marina Man" was Mr. Schwartz's first novel. He now has another two Tom McGuire Adventures completed: "Point Sal" and "Caviar Crimes, also available from CreateSpace through, where the 12-book series of Peter Sharp Legal Mysteries by Gene Grossman is also available.

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