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- Publication Date: October 10, 2016
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O’Brian has a girlfriend named Stacy who is being sued by this Muslim organization called CIRR for slandering them in an article she wrote. O’Brian is in charge of the case and is in the process of preparing it to go to trial. During the process, he uncovers a lot of information and background on the Muslim religion itself and Muslims in the United States. He also uncovers some new and surprising information revealing that Eddie The Skunk’s car accident was not have been just another “accident” after all.
This story is chock full of both humor and seriousness and overall, is more of a witty courtroom drama than anything else. O’Brian goes head to head with the attorneys of his defendants, showing his cunningness and resourcefulness.
It’s a story that is well-written and creatively put together, and it grabs your attention, and pulls you in and holds it from the beginning of the story right up to the end. There is always some new evidence or clue surfacing along the way that keeps you intrigued the whole way through to the conclusion. I would definitely recommend it to fans of the courtroom drama genre.
J.W. Kerwin has written this novel with factious characters based around a real court case that involves Council for Islamic Religious Respect (CIRR). This is a novel that should scare the laymen about danger lurking without our borders. The Muslims Brotherhood has an agenda to eliminate and destroy us from within.
My favorite part of the book would have to be the cunningness of Mr. O’Brian. He took the time to think through the clues he had before him and was able to prove that Billboard Porter was not the poor country boy everyone imagined. I could almost feel the tension in the courtroom as the evidence was presented.
Along comes indie writer J. W. Kerwin to provide compelling evidence to the contrary.
Gentle Reader, it isn’t often that I happen upon an indie with both sound storytelling skills and worthy stories to tell. According to the late, great Theodore Sturgeon, “90% of everything is crud.” (Alternately, from the late, just as great R. A. Lafferty, “The lowest common denominator of the universe is both low and common.”) Old Ted passed away before indie fiction came along, so unless he’s been tracking developments from heaven, he’s probably unaware of just how “under” an understatement that 90% can be.
That makes it a joyous occasion to happen upon exceptions to the torrent of trash. Kerwin’s books are such exceptions.
Litigator and courtroom lawyer Brendan O’Brian isn’t an “action hero.” He works with his legal skills and reasoning ability. His New Jersey law practice, with emphasis on his defense-attorney work, puts him under the crosshairs of some very nasty characters. The two O’Brian novels Kerwin has issued to date, _ Slow Death In The Fast Lane _ and _ A Stranger In My Own Hometown,_ depict him in conflict with the IRS, the political master of the town of Troy Forge where his practice is situated, and worldwide Islamic militancy. As you’d expect from a hero protagonist, he triumphs...but as you’d expect from a good storyteller, Kerwin doesn’t make it easy for him.
O’Brian pays significant prices for his victories. Along the way he experiences travails of kinds that many of us will appreciate: professional, legal, romantic, and personal. Kerwin tells us about them in impeccable first-person prose. Now and then his sense of legal propriety stretches a bit, but always in support of his clients and his appreciation of justice.
Kerwin’s Supporting Casts abound with colorful characters: O’Brian’s partners, including the surprising and important Rick Santorini, his wife Aimee, his eventual girlfriend Stacey, perpetual client Eddie the Skunk, and a selection of other clients, lawyers, judges, and toughs of note. Those colorful characters are all well colored in. They aren’t just there because the story needs them; they give it extra richness and dimension.
Oregon Muse, proprietor of the Book Threads at Ace of Spades HQ, recommended these books. Having read the two novels back to back – each in a single sitting, at that – I’m pleased to add my enthusiastic concurrence: _Highly recommended._
This is a legal enjoyable thriller; you will not get bored. The author’s portrayal of the characters is very realistic and this is one of the book’s plus. The reader feels identified or the story is more believable this way. The topic chosen for this novel is quite good and attractive. One cannot be sure how Muslim culture will be talked about but the author is quite respectful.
I would recommend reading this to those who love legal stories.