BOOK REVIEW: GREEN 61
Anderson Parker is a trial attorney and a very good one. He is employed by a firm headed by Justin Cartwright II. Justin is an attorney who is a total workaholic and expects the same from his staff. His goal is to win every trial no matter what the cost to his honesty and integrity. Anderson finally has his fill and blows up at Justin. Although Anderson is a good lawyer Justin has put out the word and there is no opening for him in any of the good law firms so in order to support his family he is forced to go into practice for himself.
Cory Hendricks, an employee of Pacer Marine, is piloting a green 31-foot Pacer Marine test boat through the Intracoastal Waterway in the area of Boca Grande Pass. His mind isn't on his work but rather worrying about getting to the White Pelican Bar for a date he had made the previous nigh. Cory began taking shortcuts - driving too fast - writing up his reports while driving which took his focus away from the area around him. As he approached Green Marker 61 he concluded he was not veering too far off the course and started spending more time writing his test numbers. Due to Cody's lack of concentration he had veered off the Intracoastal Waterway and did not even see the kayak in his way. The kayak built for two was carrying three passengers, Terry and his two children. A 28 foot fishing boat appeared slowly at his right and behind him the 31 foot test boat was approaching. Suddenly the test boat hit the fishing boat and bounced off and was redirected straight into the middle of the kayak. The two children were killed, Terry was injured and Kevin who was driving the fishing boat was killed.
Pacer Marine immediately contacted Justin Cartwright II to represent him. By chance Terry found Anderson Parker and hired him as his attorney. Kevin's wife also hired an attorney but one that was very inexperienced in trial work.
The author takes you through the process of discovery and trial. You will observe the tactics used by Justin to cover up any truth that might affect his case.
The story makes for an interesting read. I would like to feel more depth in the characters but look forward to the second book.
REVIEWED BY PATRICIA REID
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