was somewhat of a flirt. She was known for getting her
prey. Rudy was a handsome young man who worked at a
convenience store. Each night women would come into the store
specifically for the purpose of trying to get Rudy's
attention. He didn't pay too much attention to most of the
women - that is until he saw Lucy. Lucy got Rudy's attention
when she asked him how much an item cost? She just happened to
lean over the counter in her low cut blouse. When he told her
the price she stated she did not believe him and said she didn't
take a favor without returning one. She gave Rudy her
address. She told him to come to her trailer that night. As
soon as she left he grabbed a pencil and wrote down her
Rudy was known to be a little slow - not retarded
however. As soon as he arrived at Lucy's trailer she offered
him something to drink. His mother warned him to stay away
from alcohol but he could not refuse Lucy. As he started to
have his second beer, she poured a shot of Jack Daniels into
it. It turned out to be too much for Rudy and he started to
feel very dizzy. As he started to run for the door to get some
air, his knee hit the coffee table and he ended up with a nasty gash
in his hand. This pretty well ruined what Lucy had
Geronimo Cruz was drinking beer with two of his
friends. The two men knew he was seeing Lucy. They
noticed Rudy stumbling down the street. When one of them
asked, "Who is that?" the response was "I saw him go into Lucy's
house". When Geronimo heard this he told the two men he would
see them later and within a few minutes he was at Lucy's door.
A short time later Lucy was found with her throat
slit. One of Lucy's co-workers stopped by Lucy's trailer
because she failed to show up for work.
Jack Tobin is a brilliant trial lawyer.
Rudy now sits in Florida's death row. After ten years Jack
Tobin is compelled to help his childhood friend, Mickey, who is
Rudy's father. It isn't all that easy for Tobin to
do because he is going up against Jimmy DiCarlo and he is really
out to crucify Mickey in the courtroom.
Is Jack Tobin able
to prove that Rudy is innocent?
This novel is an
exciting legal thriller. It will take hold of you from the
very first page. This is James Sheehan's first novel and he
does an outstanding job. When you read this book you feel like you
are reading a book written by a master of the legal thriller.
We look forward to more books by James Sheehan.
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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