The Sheltering Palms

The Sheltering Palms

by Preston Howard
The Sheltering Palms

The Sheltering Palms

by Preston Howard



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Renowned police labor lawyer, Preston Howard, reached a watershed in his life—a forced retirement from the firm he built from the ground up and a cancer diagnosis. These two events made him take a step back and reflect over a life that had at times been hilarious, irreverent, self-mocking, eerie and even a bit, make that, quite lewd.

            A family of unique characters guided the lawyer's formative years: a bourbon-swilling, brilliant yet flawed grandfather who mentored the young lad in matters of religion, politics and the quest for knowledge; a psychic mother; an oversexed nanny; an aunt and uncle who fought on the front lines of integration; and a fire-balling uncle who got his fifteen minutes of fame in The Show.

            Preston Howard first made his mark as a crime-fighting attorney representing the Tucson Police Department. Then he spent over forty illustrious years as a labor lawyer working with police officers and union leaders and handling the gamut of fascinating, high-profile cases across the country and even in other countries.

            His many tall yarns might be viewed by some with the greatest suspicion, but his story-telling is undeniably first-class, witty, and absorbing.

"The best book I've ever read about lawyers, cops, and unions." Bob Helpert, Tucson, Arizona

"In his debut novel, Preston Howard spins tales that are funny, sardonic, and often lecherous. Did I forget to say funny? A distinctive voice from an author who will hopefully write another book." Ed McClory Round Rock, Texas

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156095551
Publisher: Preston Howard
Publication date: 10/31/2018
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: eBook
File size: 686 KB
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