To Robbie Feaver the law is all about making a play-to a client, a jury, or a judge. But when the flashy, womanizing, multimillion-dollar personal injury lawyer is caught offering bribes, he's forced to wear a wire. Even as the besieged attorney looks after his ailing wife, Feaver must also make tapes that will hurl his friends, his enemies, his city, and a particular FBI undercover agent into a crisis of conscience and law. Now Robbie Feaver is making the play of his life.
When the FBI nabs Robbie Feaver, a failed actor turned philandering lawyer who has been paying off various Kindle County judges to rule in his favor, Robbie's life is placed on the bargaining table. In order to dodge the consequences, he must use his dramatic flair to blackmail the judges into testifying against the man the Feds are really after: Brendan Tuohey, presiding judge of the superior court's common law claims division. But even more complications reside outside the courtroom. Robbie, though known for giving in to extramarital temptations, is grieving the slow demise of his beloved wife, who is suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease. Meanwhile, Robbie's best friend's (who happens to be Tuohey's nephew) involvement in the conspiracy is causing him to question his decision to save his own skin. Danger abounds in this legal thriller, as do probing observations of legal ethics and the moral issues surrounding undercover work. An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 1999.
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- April 5, 2011
- April 5, 2011
- Scott Turow