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The Lawyer (Michael Gresham Series Book 1) by [Ellsworth, John]
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Book 1 of 6 in Michael Gresham Legal Thriller Series (6 Book Series)

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5.0 out of 5 stars
From a retired judge's perspective.
I have read all of John Ellsworth's books. Even as a retired judge I find all of the legal wrangling interesting and sometimes amusing.

5.0 out of 5 stars  John hits another one out of the park
From a prosecuting attorney's perspective.
John is simply put a great legal fiction writer. As a practicing prosecuting attorney for 35 years, I appreciate an author who knows the rules of court and what is and isn't allowed and follows those rules. Some authors tell great courtroom stories but their disregard of the rules of evidence and legal ethics detract from the stories as they are not realistic. John has the unique ability to craft clever and original plots but still follows legal rules of court. This is what sets him apart from many writers of courtroom fiction. I like his other series, and this one is just as well done as those.
American Institute for Justice
New York - John Ellsworth's first novel in his new series featuring attorney Michael Gresham is a whiz-bang heart-stopper. As the book progresses, Gresham finds himself in trouble with the law and finds his brother in trouble with the Mexican mafia. Except the brother is non compos mentis, leaving it up to Michael alone to save him. The novel is reminiscent of books by John Grisham and Michael Connelly, but goes much deeper into the whys and wherefores of courtroom work from the perspective of the trial lawyer. If you love good legal drama, you're sure to love this book. John Ellsworth is also the author of the ten-book series, Thaddeus Murfee, starring a much younger version of the iconic trial lawyer we fans of legal fiction love to read about. These books alone have been downloaded over 500,000 times. The new Michael Gresham series is sure to follow suit as the reception by the reading public has been phenomenal. There is a second Michael Gresham book available entitled Michael Gresham: Secrets Girls Keep, and a third Gresham book will be published May 7, 2016, which is titled Michael Gresham: The Law Partners. A stunning portrait of a trial lawyer we all like to follow, that's the Michael Gresham we find in these exciting, spell-binding pages.

About the Author

John Ellsworth practiced law while based in Chicago. 
For thirty years John defended criminal clients across the United States. He has defended cases ranging from shoplifting to First Degree Murder to RICO to Tax Evasion, and has gone to jury trial on hundreds. His first book, The Defendants, was published in January, 2014. John is presently at work on his fourteenth legal thriller, which, it is hoped, will be published before May, 2016.

Reception to John's books has been phenomenal
More than 500,000 have been downloaded in 24 months. All are Amazon best-sellers. 

John Ellsworth lives in Arizona. He has two dogs that ignore him and worship his wife. He predicts he will publish 4-6 books in 2016, including two in the Michael Gresham series, maybe three. 

I have written all my adult life. Books come to me easily and quickly. I hope you enjoy my books, the characters, the storylines, the run-and-gun and courtroom challenges, as much as I have enjoyed writing them. Nothing in these books should ever be considered to be true. But judges and lawyers remark over and over how accurate these cases and trials always are.

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  • File Size: 3780 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: January 20, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01AWO93CY
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #953 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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