So Help Me God and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

So Help Me God Paperback – May 1, 2005


See all 8 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$8.96 $4.19
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Hero Quick Promo
Browse in Books with Buzz and explore more details on the current pick, "Landline" by Rainbow Rowell.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 492 pages
  • Publisher: Live Oak Productions (May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 097686911X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976869115
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,554,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

PRAISE FOR SO HELP ME GOD:

“A richly textured tale of religion and law, politics and medicine.”—Paul Levine, bestselling author of Solomon vs. Lord   

“The courtroom drama and testimony are brilliantly conceived and carried out…a thoughtful, complex and timely novel, a compelling story one is loath to put aside to do one’s daily work.”—Galveston Daily News
 
"So Help Me God is not only a page-turner but a warning as well. Through a deft, fascinating storyline Larry D. Thompson shows us what can happen here if we're not careful."—Ed Gorman

So Help Me God is an exciting legal thriller that takes the reader on a sizzling ride as a courtroom becomes the battlefield over one of the most controversial social issues of our time.  Not since the Scopes Monkey Trial has a man of religion and a man of ideas clashed so dramatically and brilliantly in a courtroom.” –Junius Podrug, award winning author of Presumed Guilty

“I don’t think I have ever read anything quite so compelling.  Everything was woven together beautifully and could only have been done so by someone who had actually lived through similar experiences in the courtroom.”—pennyterk.com

“Move over John Grisham!”—Denton A. Cooley, MD, world-renowned pioneer heart surgeon

“Seldom does a first effort at courtroom fiction find itself in the class of such notables as Inherit the Wind, The Verdict, and The Rainmaker.  But Larry Thompson’s So Help Me God belongs there.  I predict it will become a modern day classic courtroom tale.”—Jim Perdue, Sr., nationally renowned trial lawyer and author of I Remember Atticus

“I hated to finish that last page of So Help Me God…the courtroom scenes are both realistic and spell-binding.”—Hartley Hampton, past president of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

A veteran Texas trial lawyer, LARRY D. THOMPSON has drawn upon decades of experience in the courtroom to produce his first novel, So Help Me God.  Thompson, a one-time journalism major who used his talent for writing to excel at the University of Texas School of Law, is now managing partner of the Houston trial firm he founded.  Recently honored by Texas Monthly Magazine as a "Texas Super Lawyer," he is the proud father of three grown children, an active golfer, SCUBA diver, runner, and outdoor enthusiast.  His biggest inspiration both in life and literature is his late brother, best-selling author Thomas Thompson.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Larry D. Thompson spent the first half of his professional life trying lawsuits and raising kids. He succeeded at both. He's proud to say that his three children survived teenage years, graduated from college and are now out on their own, leading productive lives. As a trial lawyer, he has tried literally hundreds of cases with a success record in excess of 95%.

He graduated from The University of Texas (Hook 'em Horns) with BBA and JD degrees. His brother was best selling author, Thomas Thompson. After Tommy died way too young, the idea that he would carry on the family tradition lodged somewhere in the far reaches of his mind and finally surfaced when his youngest son graduated from college. His last writing class was freshman English, and that was many years ago. Still, when he started writing he had read thousands of novels and thought he understood what works and what doesn't.

Larry writes about what he knows best...lawyers, courtrooms and trials. The legal thriller is his genre. His prose is spare. Like Elmore Leonard he believes that he should provide just enough description to trigger the imagination of the reader to flesh out the character or scene. That makes the reader more than just an observer. He or she actually gets to participate in the creative process.

Customer Reviews

This book was well written and was a real page turner.
Marion B. Bell
The characters are well developed and the details are amazing.
Nice Guy
The kind of book I hardly ever read, but thoroughly enjoyed.
C. Pauli

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By C. Pauli on February 15, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Great book! Quite thought provoking. Character development was excellent. The kind of book I hardly ever read, but thoroughly enjoyed.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By T. Suzanne Eller on June 2, 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
If you take every stereotype of religion and throw it into one character, you have T.J., a crooked, lying, charasmatic preacher, but I couldn't find a real person with real faith to balance him anywhere in this story. It's fiction; I understand that, but it's presented in a realistic manner in every other aspect, from the courtroom scenes (well-written) to the debate between pro-life and pro-choice (balanced).

But the view of the religious was so extreme and stereotyped that it lacked believability. The next John Grisham? I don't think so. An intriguing read? Sure.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dermdoc on December 20, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I met the author of this book, who encouraged me to write an Amazon review after I read the book. I agreed with hesitation because I don't usually read this type of book. I was very impressed at how he was able to take possibly the most polarizing issue in our society and present many viewpoints without obvious bias. His characterizations were well done and it was intriguing to see the relationships between the judges and lawyers. I might add that I am a physician and always jumpy at the idea of malpractice; I was quite relieved that Zeke was presented as a very sympathetic character. So yes, Mr. Thompson, I do highly recommend this book to others. This would make a great movie, too!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Nancy A. Kerr on January 9, 2005
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I found this book to be an exciting read. His development of each of his characters was masterful and thoughtful. It is obvious that much research was performed in touching on the very controversial subject of abortion. His experience as a practicing attorney was evident as he presented both sides of this issue as well as the comradeship of attornies as they do battle in the courtroom representing their clients to the best of their abilities. A must read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By pterk on October 12, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book is incredibly well written. I did not want to put it down. The characters are so well defined that I felt I knew them. This writer really did his homework and it really paid off. Never once did the book lose my interest and just when I thought I knew what was coming next.... there was always a surprise. And the ending is one of the best I have ever read. Buy this book! You will NOT regret it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Joanne E. Andersen on February 15, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book gives a very precise, historic view of the pros/cons of abortion illustrated by a trial; very engrossing. The ending descends into soap opera but otherwise, this is well done.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By "Danielle" on November 18, 2004
Format: Hardcover
There is no staying on the sidelines with this book. From the first few pages Thompson skillfully weaves an intriguing world of morale beliefs, religion, science, law. One that will grip your attention from the get go and won't let go till the very end!

This is a writer to keep your eye on....
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ada M. on July 9, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Took 20to30 pages before I really was hooked. It is a mystery but no blood and guts, plus a surprise ending. Some of these $1.99 are really great!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?