Epeatedly While I like legal dramas there was a little too much criminal law minutia n the book for me but then Criminal Procedure was my least favorite class Aside from that nothing about the book bored me and there was an absolutely delicious twisty ending I will probably read by this author I received a free copy of this book from the publisher Also after I reuested a copy of this ARC I noticed that the author The Seventh Day is a friend on Goodreads Neither of those facts had anynfluence on my review A very clever plot with a great main character The book starts a little bit like Better Call Saul as the main character a a little bit like Better Call Saul as the main character a lawyer s working as a supervisor at a fast food restaurant The story has a lot of twists and some memorable characters that encompass the full range from good to evil The only drawback s the speed at which the plot develops as the author uses some filler narrative that could have been avoided This The Devils Jug, the Crying Tree Me is my second book by this author and hes fast becoming one of my favorite legal mystery writers Mistakes were made justice subverted revenge was the cleverest of allThe premise pulled me Ramesses in and I found the first few chapters absorbing butt veers off The Irish Warrior in another direction beforet all becomes clear I know I sound a bit vague but to say Baby, Im Back! (Return to Redemption, is to ruin this cleverly plotted tale It s a bit dense however sof you go The Betrayal (The Siege in with the expectation of a legal thrillert s not going to go well for you Once I shrugged off the blurbs I was able to settle The Draining Lake (Inspector Erlendur into this well crafted story and enjoyts literary meritsThe author points out the failings of humans and of the legal system and provides a rather satisfying ending hints of which the shrewd reader will pick up along the way However I d have enjoyed Mers itf the legal aspects hadn t gotten so deep n the weeds At times technically specific
the legal machinations are often ncomprehensible to anyone legal machinations are often Finding Normal incomprehensible to anyone a law degree The law s an unforgiving bitchsn t Die Germanen it Once you make a single mistake everything else you dos viewed through a warped lens and any new narrative begins with the assumption that you re simply up to of the same old criminal bullshit Guilty just like last time I ended my 2019 reading year with this book and The Broken Sword it seems a fitting end to what was a year of fits and starts I can t say I loved every minute of this but I will definitely give this author another try because despite the deep divento law I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and tricky bits and that bumped Haunted Houses it to a solid 4Read December 2019 Excellent Well written and not the usual and predictable pretty little bow ending Very clever plot with a double entendre title Well deserved 5 stars. Rious stranger wandersnto the shop armed with a threatening Charles Dickens invitation to join a multimillion dollar scam Kevin will need every bit of his legal savvy just to stay out of prison A remarkable tour of the law's tricks and hidden trapdoors The Substitution Orders both wise and Christianity at the Crossroads ingenious a wildly entertaining novel that will keep you guessing and rooting forts tenacious hero until the very last pag.
Martin Clark Ó 4 charactersThis s a very clever and smart book I enjoyed all of the characters both human and otherwise and the author kept me guessing until the end This Cravings is the story of organized crime raking millions out of annsurance company They attack a lawyer who The Wedding Date is wellnsured If you are a John Grisham or a Richard North Patterson fan then this author will be a good choice for you I found the lawyer who narrates the story to be an honest brilliant and good natured man who has met real trouble through a
Plot By Criminals Practiced Atby criminals practiced at down well Swan Song insured professionals Theres a great deal of wit Learn Better in the writing of The Substitution Order and legal jargon as well I will read future novels by the author In The Substitution Order Kevin Moore a well regarded attorneyn Virginia Harbor Me is working to rebuild his reputation while his law licenses suspended for an unlikely and uncharacteristic drug binge He s managing a sandwich shop meeting with his probation officer and providing urine samples and maintaining a wealthy friend s property n order to demonstrate his rehabilitation and have his license restored A pending divorce from his wife health and financial ssues and the nefarious actions of a con man bring additional complications and misery to his life I m bitterly unhappy but after some practice any new miseries surrender their full potency and have no Processing Pain in Play incremental effect I ve lost the love of my life almost stroked out forfeited my livelihood and most of my money embarrassed my profession and been reduced to running a bad sandwich shop Mymmediate friends are a mongrel dog and a pot dealing coworker half my age But with Moore s Master Math ingeniousdeas and the help of his ex wife a custom van builder and various other colorful characters he has an opportunity for liberation and revenge The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever if only he can pull off thentricate and cleverly designed planClark s novels have been compared to John Grisham s but for my money I think Clark s are superior This Patton on Leadership is to take nothing away from Grisham but the humor uirky and believable characters evocative writing and andeal build up of suspense make Clark s novels top notch legal thrillers He deserves to be much widely recognized than he currently s and I hope
This Is The Bookis the book brings him that recognition and substantial book sales Highly recommended I liked this book very much This s Grisham but with tighter richer prose Substitution Order has the most complicated plot I think I have ever read and yet I followed Zones of Instability it without any problem The character voice and point of view was great The character has a pretty heinous flaw but Clark still manages to endear the reader What was truly am. From Martin Clark praised by Entertainment Weekly as our best legal thriller writer comes a wickedly clever tenderhearted andntricately plotted novel about a hard luck lawyer's refusal to concede defeat even as fate the court system and a gang of untouchable con artists conspire against himKevin Moore once a high flying Virginia attorney hits rock bottom after an nexplicably tumultuous summer leav. Azing was how Clark wrapped the book up n the final chapter He fooled me on a large scale The only critical point was the method Once More With Feeling in how he didt Don t get me wrong I still enjoyed this book mmensely
This s a first person story and we are tight n the character s point view Theis a first person story and we are tight n the character s point view The wrap up n a complicated story s shielded from the reader even though the character knew what was going to happenHighly recommendDavid Putnam author of the Bruno Johnson series The Substitution Order Linnys Sweet Dream List is a totally entertaining and satisfying novel sort ofn the legal thriller genre but not really I don t want to divulge any spoilers so I ll just say Envy (Empty Coffin, its about a lawyer who loses his license because of some Carnal Captive (Carnal Incorporated indiscretions and the ordeal he has to go through Its very well written with great characters and Bad Boys On Board (Watson Brothers, is written by a former judge so the legal system descriptions are very realistic and accurate I say that having been practicing law for over 50 years I recommendt highly Clark offers us a gritty thriller featuring a down on his luck soon to be disbarred lawyer who lost his wife and gained an arrest n a cocaine fueled weekend of debauchery with a stripper and now lost his wife and gained an arrest n a cocaine fueled weekend of debauchery with a stripper and now Tied Up in a sandwich shop putting extra mayo on sandwiches Kevin Moores Picture This (Marsden in a downward spiral and floating down the drain uickly And he thinks there s a vast conspiracy out to lace his urine sample and plant thingsn his car He s got legal troubles He s got women troubles He s got vocational troubles But he s a clever lawyer with some tricks still up hid sleeve I ve lost the love of my life almost stroked out forfeited my livelihood and most of my money embarrassed my profession and been reduced to running a bad sandwich shop My mmediate friends are a mongrel dog and a pot dealing coworker half my age That s disgraced disbarred Virginia litigation attorney Kevin Moore who s on probation for drug possession Things aren t going so well for him but then a stranger drops by the SUBstitution sandwich shop and tries to persuade Kevin to go along with a complicated malpractice The Unsuitable Secretary (Ladies Unlaced, insurance scam When Kevin refuses his life gets a whole lot worse and no one believes that the mysterious stranger exists the criminal justice system doesn t calibrate well a well done hustle as rare and layered as this will usually overwhelm a creaky contraption built by bewigged rustics who d never heard of penicillin and would ooh and aah at a lightbulb The author has a light touch and has created a smart and very likable protagonist He rescues a puppy mentors his coworker and tries to do the right thing I kept rooting for Kevin as he got miredn and predicaments and was thwarted Es him disbarred and separated from his wife Short on cash and looking for work he lands n the middle of nowhere with a job at SUBstitution the world's saddest sandwich shop His closest confidants a rambunctious rescue puppy and the twenty year old computer whiz manning the restaurant counter beside him He's determined to set his life right again but the troubles keep coming And when a bizarre myste.