The Violent Ward
In Violent Ward, Len Deighton, the author of bestselling international thrillers, has created a lively and entertaining new character, Mickey Murphy, a criminal lawyer working in Los Angeles. A subversive and abrasive tightwad whose gripes will make readers cheer, Mickey has a house in Woodland Hills, an office in a seedy downtown neighborhood, a Hollywood-bound ex-wife who always needs money, and clients who would plead the Fifth Amendment if they could count that high. Devious and resourceful, when he finds himself being grilled as a suspect for a brutal murder, he goes into high gear. Mickey seeks the answers from one of his clients who can count very well, self-made millionaire and street-smart entrepreneur Zach Petrovitch, who travels in his private jet accompanied by his tough security chief to make shady deals throughout the world. But Petrovitch's wife, Ingrid, is Mickey's childhood sweetheart, and trouble looms when Mickey finds he is still carrying the torch.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - zmagic69 - LibraryThing
Fun little mystery that takes place in the early 90's. The author can write and the main character Micky, is a sarcastic, cynical lawyer, perfectly suited to working wth psychopaths in the entertainment industry and other assorted rich people in Southern California. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - abbottthomas - LibraryThing
To my way of thinking, the whole of this book is built around a single idea, a neat legal finesse which allows everything to turn out all right in the end. Maybe it was too good to abandon without ... Read full review