Sleepless Nights: The Drew Smith Series

Sleepless Nights: The Drew Smith Series

by Norwood Holland

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Sleepless Nights: The Drew Smith Series by Norwood Holland

Sleepless Nights abounds with despicable and loveable characters.

Trial attorney Drew Smith a solo practitioner takes on shady clients solving cases fraught with danger and romantic intrigue. Through Sleepless Nights the urban legal wizard while frolicking with an exotic dancer succumbs to a midlife crisis. Haunted by foreshadowing nightmares an awakening reveals an empty life but Smith finds solace with therapist Zöe Settles.

In an already complicated life Smith is pressed into service when a vicious robbery leaves three dead and the city enraged. Drew Smith and his devoted sidekick Julio Mejia work to free his young client on the trail of a crazed gunman responsible for a growing body count. In the end, the gunman and the dancer combine forces to bring Smith down.

When death comes knocking Drew Smith faces the fight of his life.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012259660
Publisher: Windmill Books Ltd.
Publication date: 02/24/2011
Series: The Drew Smith Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 522 KB

About the Author

Norwood Holland is a freelance writer, lawyer. He received his law degree from Howard University School of Law and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English at Fisk University where he studied under the renowned Harlem Renaissance author Arna Bontemps. A Washingtonian he favors D.C.'s local color in his fiction and currently writes the blog devoted to diversity issues and labor law. To contact the author visit his website

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Sleepless Nights: The Drew Smith Series 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
tsmith1910 More than 1 year ago
I read Norwood Holland's book, Sleepless Nights last weekend and found myself having a hard time putting the book down. It has been a long time since I had a hard time putting a book down. I loved this book! It is fast paced and includes very interesting characters. It is wonderfully written. As a resident of Washington, DC, I could visualize the areas mentioned and the characters hanging out on corner. I look forward to Mr. Holland's next book.
TTCole More than 1 year ago
Drew Smith has it all. By day, he's a well-known Washington D.C. lawyer with a big house, a nice car, and an action-packed lifestyle. By night, his interest in 'exotic dancers' often leads to many club visits and passionate bedroom experiences. Unfortunately, danger - internal or external - especially seeks out those who have it all. Everything officially hits the fan when Farragut, a popular club, is robbed and three workers are mercilessly killed. First Drew's main concern is representing Theo, the owner, in an effort to prove that Theo was not behind the robbery and murders. Then, as more about the robbery is revealed, he finds himself forced to represent Gee - a studious college student terrified to share his involvement in the Farragut case. Not only that, but Gee is Nina's son, and Nina happens to be the one woman that broke Drew's heart many years ago. Though Drew gets along perfectly well with Gee and respects the successful man Gee is growing into, representing him still leaves a bad taste. Speaking of women and broken hearts, Drew's problems go way beyond professional matters. His obsession with exotic dancers leads him to Angel. At first, he's captivated by her beauty and sexual skills. When he breaks up with her after realizing that he could never truly love Angel and he's better off not messing around with women like her, she doesn't take the news well at all. Getting rid of Angel is almost as complicating as finding answers for the Farragut case. To make matters worse, he's having a hard time getting over Nina and he's developing feelings for his psychiatrist. Initially, I wasn't certain how I felt about Sleepless Nights. The story started in Gee's POV, so I wasn't sure if the book was about Drew or Gee. The whole highschool-nerd-becomes-sexy-and-finally-gets-the-popular-cheerleader made me roll my eyes. I read a lot of books and watch a lot of movies. This is a romance scenario that happens very often. However, author Norwood Holland handles their romance very well by making Gee and Marie's growing love strong and realistic. The story is well-written and well-researched. If you love murder mysteries, detective stories, and hardboiled fiction with a touch of romance, Sleepless Nights is definitely for you.
OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
<b>Wide Awake</b> "Sleepless Nights" is real life attorney Norwood Holland's debut. As an attorney, Holland obviously knows the technical details of the job and has a nice way of incorporating that into this tale without having readers asking for a recess. Through its pages, he brings life to Drew Smith, a well known, respected and sought after D.C. attorney. A robbery gone wrong results in three lives lost. Drew is brought in to defend a former client who happens to be the number one suspect. What should be an easy case is quickly complicated with additional suspects, a cop with a grudge, more lives lost and a secret. Holland also gives readers a glimpse into a dark past for Drew, one which keeps making cameos in his present through nightmares. "Sleepless Nights" is a promising debut. It was well written and smartly executed. Holland gives just enough to intrigue and maintain readers while holding back some to pique interest in continuing on with the series. I've been looking, searching high and low. I had my flashlight out during the day. I've been trying my best to find another writer of AA legal thrillers, besides Pamela Samuels Young. I think I found him. His name is Norwood Holland. Reviewed by: Toni
Books2Mention1 More than 1 year ago
"Sleepless Nights is a compelling page turner that's filled with drama and suspense that will take readers right to the edge as secrets are revealed and a heinous crime is solved." "Attorney Drew Smith is hired to defend a young man who is believed to be involved in the vicious murder of three people due to a robbery. During the course of the investigation, Drew uncovers hidden secrets that make the defense of his client even more challenging." "In the mist of it all he is seeking help from a therapist to resolve reoccurring nightmares that are hunting him. In addition, he is involved in a relationship with an exotic dancer that could be deadly." "Sleepless Nights offers intriguing characters, some shady and others worthy of redemption."