In the Shadow of the Law

In the Shadow of the Law

Book - 2005
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Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374261870
0374261873
Branch Call Number: FIC Roos
Characteristics: 370 p

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Feb 26, 2014

The author has the great name of Kermit Roosevelt III, and it's not because his parents were fans of The Muppets. He is the great-great-grandson of President Theodore, a law professor, author of many scholarly works and, on the evidence of this book, a talented novelist. This book about a large law firm has finely-drawn characters and stylish writing, but the real satisfaction is the author's depth of legal knowledge and how he uses this to move the plot forward without far-fetched twists. This is a novel about a law firm, not a legal thriller, and fans of John Grisham and Scott Turow may find it rather slow going, but it is an engrossing and entertaining read nonetheless.

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