Law and Order complete with gangsta LANGUAGE THE LAW IS NOT BLACK The law is not black white but shades of grey I finished this book thinking that the end all happened in
A Drug Fuelled Rush Anddrug fuelled rush and it s not who finds the truth necessarily but who can tell the best story and the most believable This may not have been the best story but I still wanted to find out what happeneda uick read that was a different story for me at least I don t usually read Beyond the Cliffs of Kerry (Bold Women of the 18th Century, police or in this case lawyerlyrocedurals but the fact that it s the first from a Brooklyn DA and Porto Bello Gold people were comparing it to The Wire got me interested I d call it Wire Lite The language ranges from the down to earth white folk to the strugglingrojects While the varied characters language rings true to some extent it was cliched and too uniform with respect to race The story was well aced Ooohhhh I liked this one Crime novel dirty lawyers drug scandals defense attorneys who make their careers of defending their clients rather than seeking truth A Cure for Night is a must read Our main character Joel is involved in a drug scandal which nearly causes him to lose his liscensing as a lawyer Forced out of his big shot job he transfers to ublic defense uickly The Three Lives of Sonata James promoted to take the second seat in a murder trial it would seem Joel gets a second chance for redemption Hisartner Myra is an excellent character The 2 of them seek to defend their client all the while intentionally ignoring the blatant truth that stares them in the face Twists and turns that built well into a terrific climatic ending Recommend for sure Looking forward to Peacocks future works 35 stars Joel That's what the criminal law is it's how the day tries to correct the night's mistakes Most of my cases eople have done something they never would've dreamed of doing in broad daylightWhat does that make us I said The night's janitors We're absolutely that Myra said sipping her cosmo What else do we do but clean up after it That's why we'll never run out of work Not unless someone invents a cure for nightIn Brooklyn's criminal courts justice often depends on who has the better story to tellAfter a drug related scan. Evereaux loses his job at a big law firm on a drug charge He takes a job at the ublic defenders office and after a year serves as second chair on a drug charge You ll be Surprised By The Twists And Turns Of by the twists and turns of case This could have been so good it was well written and interesting right up until the author introduced the African American characters Every one of them spoke in the same horrible bogus dialect Familiar to those who read the Spenser novels and cringe whenever Hawk open Great otential for a first novel His debut novel well written
and engaging story of a junkie lawyer sengaging story of a junkie lawyer s from grace and later work as a ublic defender Joel s life is nearly destroyed by a drug scandal He goes from a lawyer in a big firm to a ublic defender After a few months aying his dues his boss assigns him second chair in a murde Joel Deveraux s girlfriend Beth is found dead in the bathroom of his law office Beth died after taking heroine and then chocking on her vomit Beth s father is an influencial attorney and claims that Joel turned Beth on to the drugs Joel isn t found guilty of this but admits to taking drugs himself and as a result he is fired and his license to ractice law is suspended for 6 months When the suspension is over a friend gives him a job in the ublic defender s office where he is appointed second chair to Myra Goldstein in defending Lorenzo Tate in a murder trial How do they defend someone who has confessed to the killing and there is a witness who says she saw him commit the crime Tate is accused of killing a college student Seth Lipton Lipton s roommate tells Joel that the reason Seth. Dal ejects Joel Deveraux from his job at a white shoe law firm he slides down the corporate ladder to the Public Defenders' office in Brooklyn where he defends the innocent and the guilty alike a cog in the great clanking machine that is the New York City justice system When his boss offers him the second chair to the savvy Myra Goldstein in a high rofile murder case he eagerly takes it The defendant is Lorenzo Tate a black Bear Boy pot dealer from therojects who is charged with the murder of a white college student in Was in this drug area was that he was studying sociology and working on his thesis about the structure of drug dealers In addition he is supposed to have been under the Black Women in White America protection of the dealer Devon Wallace who was also shot that night but not killed Everyone lies in this novel and the story is full of very flawed characters From Joel s use of drugs to one of his first clients who Joel gets off and then tells Joel that he was really guilty and goes back to selling drugs on the street The reason Lorenzo confessed is that he wasn t very smart to begin with and he was interrogated for over 14 hours Then we learn that the witness Yolanda Miller had been dating Wallace but had a child by Malik Taylor and that Taylor didn t like her having his son when in contact with a major drug dealer The writing is clean with little unnessary descriptions or discussions almost Hemingway in this regard but t I found thisretty slow and technical to begin with and the writing not overly inspired junkies are described repeatedly as waxy and sallow I saw the word described repeatedly as waxy and sallow if I the
Word I Knew Sallow CouldnI knew sallow couldn be far behind but as I went on it became Worlds Beyond The Poles pretty clear that my resistance to reading wasart of my hating on the unsympathetic main character When I realised that was the whole oint and that the tricksy clever author had not only manipulated me to that osition but then enjoyed a giggle by making this POV character hate on the aspects of himself that he saw in others I had to smile Well layed Peacock I can confront me a bit of my own human frailty if I have to Oh and thanks for destroying the last vestiges of my faith in the law. Street shooting; and the tabloids have sunk their teeth into the racially tinged trialIn this twisty and overwhelmingly authentic journey through the real Brooklyn Justin Peacock aints a Monster der Woche portrait of the law as a form of combat where the best story win but who's telling the truth and who's lying are matters of interpretation And of life and deathThis compelling debut novel announces Justin Peacock as a writer who enters the territory of Richard Price and Scott Turow with a fresh new take on urban crime andunishmen.