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Courthouse Cowboys: A Modern Tale of Murder in Montana (Defalco Law, Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 2 in Defalco Law (2 Book Series)
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It's the first novel I've read that describes the XXY condition I have though Ben in the book has much more severe symptoms and other problems than I had, I recognized a lot of my tribulations that he also shared. It was sort of like I was reading about me.
I highly recommend it.
As the story begins, Paige Falco is an angry, highly-stressed Bay Area lawyer in the midst of serious career burnout. In order to focus on raising her kids, she moves her family to Montana, where she hopes they can live a safer, less stressful life. But fate has other plans.
Within a few months of arriving in Montana, Paige receives a job offer to become a public defender for Kootenai County. In her new role, she immediately makes enemies of several county judges, as well as her own colleagues, by refusing to go along with their corrupt practices. And then, she takes on the murder case at the heart of this story: An 18-year old boy with Klinefelter's Syndrome who has been convicted of a murder he didn't commit. In taking on his case, Paige must also deal with discrimination, an investigation by the State Bar Association, and threats to her safety and the safety of her family.
An exciting and insightful story told in a conversational style and peppered with smart, dark humor, Courthouse Cowboys is an entertaining and informative read. Highly recommended!
Taking place in the late 90's early 2000's, the main character, Paige is a lawyer who moves from California to Montana in order to take a break from being a practicing prosecutor, but ends up setting up shop with her husband and fellow lawyer as a district attorney. Switching sides, so to speak, allows Paige to see a side of humanity she had dismissed as a prosecutor. Her world no longer black and white, she sees many shades of grey and her compassion for the flawed human begins she represents shows through.
Taking on a particularly tough case, one where the defendant was already tried and convicted for murder, Paige goes to great lengths to help and defend her client, discovering and proving significant details that were all but missed in his first trial. Her tenacity and absolute allegiance to her clients is admirable and the results she produces speak for themselves.
Through all of this Paige faces daily contempt and persecution from the "courthouse cowboys" for uncovering and standing up against the unjust legal system that has been in effect far too long, remaining committed to upholding the law no matter the consequences.
More than worth the purchase price this book will inspire you, educate you and satisfy you. Highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One hates to put this book down to eat, do laundry or even go to bed. The story wraps around you and holds you tight as you hurry to find the next battle they are going to fight... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sue
I found this story to be a great read. Because it is based on true events, I found myself frustrated at how legal professionals abuse the law! Read morePublished 3 months ago by michelle b
When Paige Defalco and her husband, Jack, decided to give up their high-pressure careers as prosecutors in Los Angeles and move to the bucolic locale of Kootenai County, Montana,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Charles A. Ray
I believe this is based on an actual event that happened up in Bigfork, Montana a few years ago. It followed the narrative closely, in some aspects, but the geographical setting... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Marvin Bjorge
The book was well written and extremely interesting. I keep wondering if Montana is truly as backwards as it is portrayed, but I suspect it probably is. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jacqui Marlin
Actually 3.5 stars.
The main plot (the murder trial) was great. I loved getting in Paige's head about the investigation, trial prep, etc. Read more
The title of this book sort of kept me from reading it--so it sat on my Kindle. Then one afternoon I opened it and began reading. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bon
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