Tormented defense attorney Norman Chalmers has become a virtual recluse in his suburban Chicago home. With his legal practice in shambles and his family gone, he is living by himself, subsisting on food prepared by his housekeeper and quarts of bourbon delivered from a neighborhood liquor store. Chalmers’ despair has pushed him to his mental limit, driving him to depths from which he might never return - until a friend from his past and his young girlfriend appear on his doorstep. A sudden desire to help his old pal helps lead Chalmers out of the house for the first time in months, an outing that results in a booze-fueled night on the town, that may or may not culminate in the attorney’s redemption.
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About the Author
I was born in Winterset, Iowa and have since lived in several places, all of them on the east coast of the United States, including the Washington D.C area, New Jersey, Rochester, New York, Long Island, and since 1999, South Florida. I am a technical writer by profession with over 30 years experience. I currently work for a very large international software company (one which must remain nameless here). While I enjoy researching and writing technical documentation, it is not enough to satisfy my desire to create. Several years ago I began to 'branch out' into fictional works, and even poetry. I live with my wife and my golden retriever, Bailey, in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
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This book is highly readable and I thoroughly enjoyed it!!!
Enjoyed reading this book in one sitting. The story content and emotion it brought forth resonated with me. The author certainly succeeded in building a main character we can all relate to at those dark times of our lives.