From Publishers Weekly
Attorney Isaacson squanders a worthy look at the legal system's limits by hooking it to a by-the-numbers plot in his fiction debut. Vincent Saldano, a wealthy New Jersey resident, takes his new BMW out for a joyride in a quiet a residential area, where the car strikes and kills a young boy. Saldano flees the scene, but then contacts New York attorney Scott Heller. Heller agrees to keep Saldano's identity secret while he attempts to negotiate a plea deal. His commitment to attorney-client privilege gets put to the test when Stacy Altman, the boy's mother, becomes obsessed with forcing the attorney's hand, and Heller's own young child gets drawn into her scheme. The hit-and-run itself is forgettable, and Altman's increasingly irrational behavior is not conveyed plausibly, but Heller's conflict touches on real issues.
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"[R]eaders will be riveted by this morally complex story." —Booklist
"A complex story and heart-pounding climax that will have readers looking forward to Isaacson's next." —Kirkus Reviews
"Hard to believe this is Ken Isaacson's first legal thriller . . . on a par with the works of John Grisham." —Midwest Book Review
"Ken Isaacson is an exciting new voice in crime fiction, and Silent Counsel is his stunning debut—a legal thriller with a fascinating twist that will keep you turning pages to the unpredictable conclusion." —Linda Fairstein, New York Times–bestselling author
"A smashing debut, with everything you could want in a legal thriller." —Tess Gerritsen, New York Times–bestselling author
"Ken Isaacson knows his stuff. He knows the ins and outs of legal practice, and he knows the human cost when the system fails. And, best of all, he knows how to put together a book you won't want to put down." —SJ Rozan, author, Absent Friends
"Delivers everything you could want in a legal thriller. A rock-solid debut." —Steve Hamilton, Edgar Award–winning author
"Isaacson takes his readers on a thrilling roller-coaster ride through the dark morasses of the legal system. With his characters, he pierces the moral dilemmas faced by those seeking ultimate justice; with his plotting, he provides enough twists and turns to keep the pages flying by. In all, an excellent debut forecasting more great work on the horizon." —David Hosp, author, Dark Harbor