Tuesday, February 28, 2017

What is William L. Myers Jr. reading?

Featured at Writers Read: William L. Myers Jr., author of A Criminal Defense.

His entry begins:
I just finished reading Pagan Babies, by Elmore Leonard and am halfway through his novel Bandits. Leonard is one of my favorite authors, because of his dialogue. When I read his dialogue, I hear people talking, not an author writing. Some years back, I read that Leonard said...[read on]
About A Criminal Defense, from the publisher:
Losing the trial of his life could mean losing everything.

When a young reporter is found dead and a prominent Philadelphia businessman is accused of her murder, Mick McFarland finds himself involved in the case of his life. The defendant, David Hanson, is Mick’s best friend, and the victim, a TV news reporter, had reached out to Mick for legal help only hours before her death.

Mick’s played both sides of Philadelphia’s courtrooms. As a top-shelf defense attorney and former prosecutor, he knows all the tricks of the trade. And he’ll need every one of them to win.

But as the trial progresses, he’s disturbed by developments that confirm his deepest fears. This trial, one that already hits too close to home, may jeopardize his firm, his family—everything. Now Mick’s only way out is to mastermind the most brilliant defense he’s ever spun, one that may cross every legal and moral boundary.
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