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“Walsh’s is a storyteller and the story he’s telling is as compelling as any police procedural with its unraveling of family secrets and lies.”
“Every once in a great while, a true crime is written that pulls at the heartstrings, while it also provides a tale of suspense that will be remembered for a good long time. This is that story.”
“Walsh, a criminal defense attorney for 30 years, tells the blistering true story of the 2003 murder of one of his brothers, Christopher, who was discovered in a trash barrel in a California storage locker. Despite law enforcement’s reluctance to pursue the case since the author’s father and younger brother were in prison on drug charges, Walsh shoulders the burden and delves into the nadir of the criminal underworld, quizzing thieves, skinheads, Nazi bikers, hookers, and porn queens to construct something meaningful from various lies and schemes. Good leads dead-end and seemingly ironclad confessions crumble, but the author’s resourcefulness and determination to catch his brother’s killers keep this sordid tale moving along at a quick clip. Walsh keeps his law practice operating throughout the ordeal, but still finds time to persuade reluctant witnesses to offer their testimony and cooperate with authorities; after four years of sleuthing, the trial finally begins. The hearing is a real corker, chock-full of twists and turns, and written with passion and an eye for drama. Taut and relentless, this chronicle of a former cold case puts one man’s resolve and the American idea of justice to the test.”
“Pulpy, engrossing account…Walsh captures the arc of his family’s involvement in an act of senseless malice, calling into question the cultural endurance of macho violence within certain subcultures and the difficulty of holding men responsible for horrific acts within the legal system’s overtaxed framework. Gritty, effective, personalized tale of the outlaw lifestyle and its consequences.”
“Nobody Walks is a triumph, a grimly fascinating true tale of one street-wise criminal defense attorney’s quest for justice in the brutal murder of his brother. Dennis Walsh’s tireless four year odyssey plunged him headlong into an underworld populated by dopers, porn stars and gangsters and culminated in an explosive courtroom drama and the arrests of hundreds. Walsh’s captivating style engages, inspires and unnerves as he lends new meaning to the term ‘brotherly love.’”
—Kerrie Droban, author of Running with the Devil and A Socialite Scorned and co-author of Prodigal Father, Pagan Son
DENNIS WALSH has been a practicing criminal defense attorney for thirty years. Walsh was drafted in 1972 while he attended CSUN and joined the Navy. Upon returning home he received his BA from CSUN and went on to graduate from the University of Santa Clara School of Law. Walsh lives in California.
It is a very fast read because you will not want to put the book down.
I thank God my life has changed since then but reading this book brought up a lot of feelings for me, I can only imagine how hard it was to write.
That said, it is a very well written book, especially considering it is a first effort at writing such a personal story.
Sad but true story about some less-than-good citizens and family persistence to get closure on the loss of a family member, as well as the professionalism of an Assistant D.A. Read morePublished 6 months ago by ROBERT L. COHEN
A fabulous read! A bit difficult, when you know the victim,and his family,but worth your time.Published 8 months ago by Susan Kay Allen
I went to Jr high and played H.S Football with Chris and when I heard of him getting murdered I always wondered what happen and this book connected all the missing parts to what I... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Tony mclawyer
Dennis Walsh is my hero. He loved his brother and got the justice Christopher deserved. Weaver and Steinberg are the scrum of the earth. May they rot in hell.Published 12 months ago by Booya
This used book was in perfect condition - looked like it had never been opened. Normally this is not the kind of book I read, but a family member knew the main character plus the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Trudi E. Varton
A true story written about the murder of a younger brother of a personal freind of mine,"Danny"..This book is truly a writing of how the world is today infested with the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jean Marc