INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY.
A young, ambitious lawyer is eager to prove he is better than the father who abandoned him and worthy of the devoted mother who raised him beyond the siren call of the mobster dominated family he grew up in. Working as a Bronx Legal Aid Attorney he learns how to twist the system, how to become an unbeatable defense lawyer, and he his peacock proud of his perfect record-not a single conviction. But it's 1982. The Spiderman rapist is on the loose and New York City is a city in fear. When an outraged rape victim commits suicide right before his eyes, searching for absolution, he grabs the headline case of a teacher's aide accused of molesting three students. Armed with a firm belief in his client's innocence, he knocks the pegs out from under the prosecution's case. When one of the children turns up dead, he discovers that his client may be strangely connected to the Spiderman. Digging deeper, horrifying revelations about his family's past collide with the true identity of the sadistic sociopath behind the Spiderman's rampage. In the process, this good lawyer comes face-to-face with his greatest conflict and deepest fear: to win, really win-save the city and even the woman he loves-must he sacrifice every principle he believes in and embrace his family's mafia past to become judge, jury, and executioner?
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Samantha Rivera for Readers' Favorite Nick is an up-and-coming lawyer with more than one important case to crack. He has two defendants that the public at large would love to see sit in jail for the rest of their lives. The Good Lawyer by Thomas Benigno is the story of a criminal defense attorney who believes in the innocence of his clients, one of the most dangerous things that could ever happen to a defense attorney. It just may happen, however, that one or both of his clients might be innocent after all. Both are charged with sexual assault, one with rape and the other with child sexual assault. Nick is certain that he will be able to get both of them off on their charges and he might, but there’s more to both stories than meets the eye. Reading this book was definitely great for me. Nick is a character one can easy relate to. He has a great way of looking at people and believing the best in them, even when they aren’t necessarily the best of people. I found myself drawn into the mystery and the intrigue. I couldn’t help but be impressed by the realism of this story and how much I really felt like I was part of the case. I felt as though I was experiencing everything that had happened to Nick and his family. I enjoyed the way the defendants seemed to develop (the ones that could, anyway) and also the way that Nick really changed and was able to create a relationship with the people he cared about. I loved The Good Lawyer by Thomas Benigno.
I also would of liked to read this book if it were available in Nook Book. It is available on the kindle as many other books I would liked to purchase. Guess it is time to switch!
I would buy it in a NY Minute if it were available in Nook Book... it's available in Kindle format but not epub. Can you resolve this?
I wasn't sure what to make of this teaser of a novel. Then I started reading it. It's written from the perspective of a young lawyer thrown into the fray in the South Bronx working for the NYC Legal Aid Society in 1982. The South Bronx at the time was a real jungle-drugs everywhere and crime on every corner. The story is told in such a wholesome, honest way it was hard to put down as the young lawyer finds himself trapped, in over his head, a victim of his own belief in his client's innocense. Then the Spiderman rapist enters the picture with a back story of the lawyer's mob uncle (my favorite charcter next to Nick) who suffered a terrible tragedy in the 1950's after falling in love for the first and last time in his life with a woman nothing like himself. Nick, the main character also falls in love with a woman nothing like himself, and as fate would have it, she too comes to be in great danger. Nick has this warm, old world mother, and the perfect foil in a new reporter friend. While the book starts off a little even speed, it keeps picking up until nearing the end when it verges on crashing it moves so fast. And get ready to get the surprise of your life when the true killer is revealed, not to mention the true evil genius behind killings from the 1950's through 1982. I challenge anyone to get to page 150 and not stay up all night to finish it. Loved it and beware--the story stays with you days later. As good and better than any recent best selling legal thriller I have read.