The ninth installment of John Ellsworth's Thaddeus Murfee Series finds the defense attorney taking the case of an unlikely client - District Attorney Killen Erwin. It seems that DA Erwin may have wrecked his truck while under the influence. Erwin is charged with the negligent homicide of a passenger.
Thaddeus has his work cut out for him, as there's little doubt that Erwin was drunk. Immediately prior to the crash, Erwin had caused a scene at a local bar where his wife, Mary Roberta, was openly seducing another man.
"Was Erwin really driving at the time of the accident? Who was the third person on the scene?
While the Trial Lawyer features a first-rate plot, it's actually the writing that distinguishes it from others in the genre. Ellsworth establishes a timeless setting that could take place in virtually any decade. In the book's opening pages, Ellsworth establishes a vintage tone with a scene straight out of 1950s pulp fiction. And despite a fair amount of legal maneuvering, the theme of family is prevalent in virtually every chapter. But despite all this literary comfort food, Ellsworth's story is somehow original and fresh, and Thaddeus' mission thoroughly right and relevant. Highly recommended."--BestThrillers.com