The Common Lawyer, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (3 ratings)

Description

Andy Prescott is the most laid-back young lawyer in Austin, Texas.

Specialising in traffic law, he operates from a small room above a ramshackle tattoo parlour.

He rides a trail bike and spends way too much time drinking beer in the sunshine.

Ambition has never been Andy's strong point - he prefers to take it easy.That is, until one of Texas's wealthiest men walks into his office.

On the spot, billionaire Russell Reeves retains Andy as his lawyer and, in exchange for some easy legal work, pays him more money than he has ever earned before. Andy's life is transformed.But nothing comes for free.

Russell is a desperate man whose sole aim is to save his eight-year-old son, Zach, who is dying from leukemia.

He is prepared to do anything - even if it means putting Andy's life in danger...

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780751541304

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I love this author's books - have read all of them. Keeps me turning the pages until I finish the book.Back Cover Blurb:Andy Prescott is the most laid-back young lawyer in Austin, Texas. Specialising in traffic law, he operates from a small room above a tattoo parlour. Ambition has never been Andy's strong point - he prefers to take it easy.That is, until one of Texas's wealthiest men walks into his office. On the spot, billionaire Russell Reeves retains Andy as his lawyer and pays him more money than he has ever earned before. Andy's life is transformed.But nothing comes for free. Russell is a desperate man whose sole aim is to save the life of his eight-year-old son, Zach. He is prepared to do anything - even if it means putting Andy's life in danger....

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3.5

I really love this author. I love a great, fast, interesting legal thriller and Gimenez really knows how to deliver the goods. This one is set in Austin and the protagonist is a "traffic lawyer" who fights traffic tickets for clients and just barely scrapes by. He rides a bike, and I have to admit the constant descriptions of how he cuts a swath through Austin on his bike became a bit like reading directions on Yahoo Maps. Also, his neighborhood characters were maybe a tad too quirky. Still, it was a good tale well told, so I'm cutting him some slack.

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4

This was good. Fast paced and full of action. It's not trying to be clever and cerebral, we are definitely in beachside reading territory here. The plot is fairly original and the characters are fun, although some are more caricatures than characters. I also feel confident I could navigate my way round Austin now as parts of the book seem to double up as a tourist guide!

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