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Fate throws a curveball at the San Francisco ex-husband-and-wife legal team of Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez, when Mike picks up the phone and hears the voice of Leon Walker. This is not good news-because Walker was the one who ruined their marriage. Years ago, he and his brother participated in a stickup that left a man dead. Through a series of (some said) questionable maneuvers, Mike got the charges dropped, but he and Rosie fought about it all the time and it finally drove a wedge between them. Now, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist has been found dead in a dumpster on San Francisco''s skid row. The new murder has been pinned on Walker, but he not only tells Mike he is innocent, he says he is a dying man and doesn''t want to go to his grave proclaimed a murderer. Dogged investigation, courtroom nimbleness, and a healthy dose of luck usually have helped Mike before, but it looks like it''ll take more than that to prevail this time, and his time is running out-both on his client and, just maybe, on his partnership.

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Shadeburst
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
If you only ever read one courtroom drama in your life, make it this one
Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2017
If you ever thought about writing a courtroom thriller, don''t read this book. When you realize that you can never be this good, you''ll give up. Mike Daley, an ex Catholic priest, is a struggling lawyer about to turn fifty. He has an on-again off-again... See more
If you ever thought about writing a courtroom thriller, don''t read this book. When you realize that you can never be this good, you''ll give up.

Mike Daley, an ex Catholic priest, is a struggling lawyer about to turn fifty. He has an on-again off-again relationship with his business partner, Rosie Fernandez, five years younger and no, she was never a Catholic nun.

Mike and Rosie have their arms twisted into representing Leon Walker, who was found unconscious next to a dead body with a bloodied knife and the victim''s cash in his pocket. Mike and Rosie don''t like murder cases. It''s a heck of a lot of work for little reward, especially as Walker is as down-and-out as it''s possible to be. They''ll never get paid for it. To make things more difficult, Walker is terminally ill. They must clear his name so that his daughter doesn''t remember her dad as a common murderer.

Sheldon Siegel tells the story from Mike Daley''s point of view. Although Siegel tries hard to keep Rosie in the story, unavoidably she gets left out of a lot of the action, especially from the halfway mark onward.

The novel is set in the world of adult entertainment. Siegel can''t resist doing a bit of moralizing here. Some of the best people I know, strongly religious too, use sex toys and are unashamed to admit it.

Courtroom dramas have the potential to get your blood pumping, with all the injustices of the system and the frustrations of having everyone, including the client, lying as hard as they can. Psychologically this grabs us as each layer of the truth is peeled back and the readers are forced to re-evaluate their beliefs over and over. Siegel does this extremely well, keeping the story moving along at a fast clip with the bare minimum of soliloquies while our heroes mull over the rights and wrongs of the case. Because courtroom dialog is question and answer, it''s easy to tell who is speaking, and Siegel uses dialog tags only to change the rhythm and add a dot of color here and there.

I''ve never been to San Francisco, but the story comes over as very well-researched. Those restaurants are probably there and homicide departments function the way Siegel says they do. There''s a fair amount of product placement, especially for various brands of diet soda. You will feel that all the characters really exist and that the action happens in a real, live neighborhood.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It''s a long one too, which will give you hours of reading pleasure and great value for money. Thank you Sheldon Siegel.
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Thomas K
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Satisfying legal murder case
Reviewed in the United States on May 28, 2020
4 stars for an entertaining legal mystery. Mike Daley and his ex wife Rosie Fernandez are partners in a 3 person law firm. Mike is called to the scene of a murder. A previous client, Leon Walker has asked Mike to defend him on a murder charge. Mike is reluctant to take him... See more
4 stars for an entertaining legal mystery. Mike Daley and his ex wife Rosie Fernandez are partners in a 3 person law firm. Mike is called to the scene of a murder. A previous client, Leon Walker has asked Mike to defend him on a murder charge. Mike is reluctant to take him on, as defending Leon and his brother 10 years ago when he and Rosie were public defenders caused their marriage to fall apart. Mike is also dealing with his ex wife''s battle with cancer. He does take the case and they agree to do it pro bono. Leon has been found with the murder weapon on his person and he was at the scene of the crime.
Leon tells Mike that he is innocent and that he will die unless he gets a liver transplant in the next 2 weeks. He doesn''t want his daughter to grow up believing that her dad was a murderer. Mike and Rosie do solve the case by finding the real murderer. They get help from Mike''s brother Pete, a private investigator, and various other people.
I like this series of legal mysteries. This is book 4 in the series, but it can read as a stand alone. The author writes intricate plots, with likeable and believable characters. Mike and Rosie have a complicated relationship. My wife is reading book 1 in the series and says no wonder Mike was kicked out of his previous law firm--"He is a smart a**."
Two quotes:
Mike on Rosie: "Rosie divides the world into two broad groups. Category One consists of people who make her life easier, and Category Two includes everybody else. It''s a useful, albeit imperfect, rating system. Depending on her mood, I can switch from one category to the other several times a day."
Scene of the murder: "There are few places in San Francisco where I''m afraid to walk in broad daylight, but Sixth Street is one of them. My father was a beat cop in this crime- and drug-ridden hell forty years ago. He used to say it was a mean street where old criminals with no place else to go went to die. It still is."
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Christina Cole
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I Enjoyed This One
Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2021
For once the client was not a wealthy, powerful, or political figure but exactly the opposite. I liked Leon, and I hated seeing him put in such an unfair situation. Of the books in this series so far (I am reading in order), this has been the best. The wrap-up is... See more
For once the client was not a wealthy, powerful, or political figure but exactly the opposite. I liked Leon, and I hated seeing him put in such an unfair situation. Of the books in this series so far (I am reading in order), this has been the best. The wrap-up is thought-provoking, and the final pages were a surprise. Now I am really looking forward to the next story. I hope the author stays with more "ordinary people" for clients. It''s hard to feel a lot of deep emotions for characters who have all the advantages in life. I much prefer seeing Daley and Fernandez working to achieve justice for someone less fortunate. In addition, I loved the first chapter. The assault with a deadly chicken is one to remember.
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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
An Ending You Won''t See Coming - You May Think So, But You''re Wrong
Reviewed in the United States on July 3, 2018
To let anyone who may not read any of my reviews, I will let you know I review as I read. So far, I have given away no spoilers. I intend to keep it that way. But for me, writing my thoughts as I read keeps the books fresher in my mind. I write my notes in a separate app... See more
To let anyone who may not read any of my reviews, I will let you know I review as I read. So far, I have given away no spoilers. I intend to keep it that way. But for me, writing my thoughts as I read keeps the books fresher in my mind. I write my notes in a separate app then copy over. It''s also my way of ensuring I don''t unknowingly reread a book from Kindle Unlimited. Hooray for KU, except writers only get credit for one read. If I read a book that I will re-read, I save my pennies and eventually buy it.

As this is a box set, I will review each book separately

When a book starts, literally, with a dead chicken, all you can do is sit back and enjoy the ride!

Mike gets a call from an old client. The client has been arrested for first degree murder (aren''t they all?). The new inspector (Roosevelt has retired) is not at all happy with Mike. The DA is not at all happy. Actually, she''s delighted, it''s an election year. Rosy is not at all happy. Mike is not at all happy. Caro cannot believe it. The media is delirious with joy.

Every one except the client believes a plea is in order, surprisingly, even Mike. Against his judgment (and of course the client can''t pay) Mike agrees to investigate. Reluctantly.

This is completely different than the other books. When Mike hires his PI brother, Pete, to help investigate he tells him he can have the entire retainer the client is willing to pay. After investigation, Pete refuses the money. After hearing Pete''s reasoning, Mike also refuses it.

Of course, much lying goes on by those closest to the victim. Many private detectives besides Pete are involved. Unsurprisingly, Pete only finds one. The other is Nick the Dick, and he''s been a PI for 68 years. No one gets the drop on him.

Between the three PIs, a story comes together. A lawyer commits perjury, only I don''t know if anyone realizes that.

Of course the media is all over this case, the reason for which is a spoiler.

The client chooses a bench trial rather than a trial by jury. The reason is very sound.

This is one of the most exciting of the Fernandez and Daley books so far. Again, it will keep you up at night wanting to see the next rabbit out of the hat Mike pulls.

The end will drop your jaw. Not in the way I normally mean. But it is a doozy.

Read this book. Seriously. I do have to admit a few hard swallows, and perhaps a tear or two wanting to fall.

Outstanding.
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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Excellent legal thriller
Reviewed in the United States on August 30, 2017
I''ve read the first four books in Sheldon Siegel''s Mike Daley-Rosie Fernandez series and strongly recommend them for anyone who enjoys the "legal thriller" genre. Having lived in the SF Bay Area for more than 50 years, including about a dozen years in the City, I... See more
I''ve read the first four books in Sheldon Siegel''s Mike Daley-Rosie Fernandez series and strongly recommend them for anyone who enjoys the "legal thriller" genre. Having lived in the SF Bay Area for more than 50 years, including about a dozen years in the City, I can vouch for Siegel''s ability to capture the bizarre politics of San Francisco. The physical locations are described accurately and the characters seem real.

The author clearly is a liberal Democrat so I find it mildly amusing that some of the crooked politicians who populate the stories are Republicans. It''s been many years since any Republican held high elective office in the cesspool that is San Francisco, but fortunately, the political overtones of Siegel''s books is not heavy-handed.

The plots are intricately woven and make the books hard to put down. The two main characters -- Mike Daley, a former priest turned criminal defense lawyer and his ex-wife law partner, Rosie Fernandez -- are well drawn. The constant by-play between them over their confused personal relationship provides a sub-plot that continues through the four books I have read.
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Gabi Rosetti
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
..."win or lose, I will always do my best.” ...
Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2017
Leon Walker is the last person Mike expected to hear from... Ten years ago, Mike and Rosie had represented Walker when they were Public Defenders. Walker and his brother had been in a robbery that left a convenience store clerk dead. Through a series of... See more
Leon Walker is the last person Mike expected to hear from...

Ten years ago, Mike and Rosie had represented Walker when they were Public Defenders. Walker and his brother had been in a robbery that left a convenience store clerk dead. Through a series of "questionable" manoeuvres, Mike had gotten the charges dropped, "but he and Rosie had fought about all the time and it had finally driven a wedge between them."

They should turn him down for many reasons, one of the biggest being that they agreed not to take on long, exhausting murder defences after Rosie''s bout with cancer — and this was the man who destroyed their marriage...

There is a body in a dumpster in the alley outside a liquor store. The garbage collector found him and notified the liquor store employee who rang the police. Leon Walker was passed out beside the dumpster when police arrived...

Leon tells Mike and Rosie that he is innocent — and he is a dying man. He does not want his daughter to grow up believing her father is a murderer...

I love "inner dialogue" in this series— it is quite often hilarious to read what Mike Daley is really thinking and it brings humour into novels that deal with very serious subjects...

This is another great book in the Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez Novel series. There are twists, turns, surprises and more. I was immersed in the book from the beginning and it kept my attention until the end. The ending was quite a shocker!

AfterThought: I read this review and agreed with it so much that I wanted to share it: “San Francisco law partners Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez spar like Tracy and Hepburn." — San Francisco Chronicle

I love Hepburn and Tracy movies — and all of the old classics — but, Hepburn and Tracy movies are my all-time favourites!
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Grouch
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Cassock to Courtroom; Improbable Journey
Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2017
This is the only book in this series that I have read. I thought that Mike’s past might be too fabricated maybe even a improbability; lawyer to PI would have been adequate, I did find some interesting characters and my favorite was Nick “the Dick” Hanson. Mainly... See more
This is the only book in this series that I have read. I thought that Mike’s past might be too fabricated maybe even a improbability; lawyer to PI would have been adequate,

I did find some interesting characters and my favorite was Nick “the Dick” Hanson. Mainly because I found this type of character the most fun when working the boards. I also related to Mike and Rosie because I performed, as the ex-husband, in the play “Forty Carats” and the couple in this play had the same relationship as Rosie and Mike: they also had a daughter.

This mystery is typical. There is the victim dead in the garbage bin, a dying man with blood on his clothes, the murder weapon in his pocket, and $2k in his pocket. Mike and Rosie decide to take the case after some serious discussion. There are several clues and a missing prostitute who knows, in a biblical way, the victim. By the way, the murder takes place behind an adult club; film at ten.

I felt that the courtroom dialog was a little long for my taste. However, like the rest of the book, the author did a good job in holding it all together. However, we still do not know where the prostitute is. But fear not! Nick “the Dick” Hanson is going off to find her.

Therefore, I am going to give the book a Four Star review.
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Keith Benjamin
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A dying accused only wants the truth about him
Reviewed in the United States on August 1, 2016
An intriguing legal thriller. Leon, terminally ill, only wants to clear his name before he dies. He doesn''t want his daughter to live with the memory that her father was a murderer. Sounds predictable? Maybe, but the narrative is fascinating and intriguing as his lawyers go... See more
An intriguing legal thriller. Leon, terminally ill, only wants to clear his name before he dies. He doesn''t want his daughter to live with the memory that her father was a murderer. Sounds predictable? Maybe, but the narrative is fascinating and intriguing as his lawyers go about proving his innocence, not beyond a reasonable doubt, but that he had nothing to do with the crime. And they almost fail.

T is well written, and the comments before and after the questions give an interesting insight into the thought processes of Mike Daley. While the accused''s wish is not granted, the truth, albeit still unsubstantiated, exonerates him. In the process of fighting for his innocence, Mike encounters loyalty while having to contend with other not-so-caring characters.

The courtroom drama is insightful as it gives the reader insight into the way cases are tried, lots of humor, but above all the search for truth. The characters are believable and they provide an interesting backdrop to the struggles of a law firm with very limited resources, but with a commitment to seeking justice. It is filled with pathos for the accused, while showing the humanness of the other players in this drama.

A surprising end, but very satisfying. Recommended reading and a worthy five star rating.
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4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
The only reason this doesn''t have 5 stars is that it ended too soon.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 28, 2020
This novel is midway through the series of Daley/Fernandez legal thrillers. I don''t live in the area or even in the USA but certainly the locations are gritty and add to the ambience of the complex but understandable plot lines. The undercurrent of family challenges, love...See more
This novel is midway through the series of Daley/Fernandez legal thrillers. I don''t live in the area or even in the USA but certainly the locations are gritty and add to the ambience of the complex but understandable plot lines. The undercurrent of family challenges, love and humour all tie in beautifully to balance each story. Read alone or as part of the series, this book is a triumph.
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Dave
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Just fair
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 7, 2016
A team of husband and wife lawyers take on a client charged with murder. The twist is that they represented him once previously in a notorious case where nobody, including the lawyers, came out with any credit. This time it is personal for the prosecution as they try to...See more
A team of husband and wife lawyers take on a client charged with murder. The twist is that they represented him once previously in a notorious case where nobody, including the lawyers, came out with any credit. This time it is personal for the prosecution as they try to recover some face and a dilemma for the husband and wife of whether to take the case or not. A fair attempt at a story that reminded me of some other books and a film but nothing extraordinary. The biggest disappointment was the sudden ending.
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Sylvia E. Edwards
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Another gripping winner
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 4, 2021
I have become completely addicted to Mr. Siegel’s books, and feel that Mike and Rosie are are old friends. I’m looking forward to reading their next adventure. Thank you!
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Lolocious
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
A really good read.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 27, 2018
Loved the suspense, the wit and the plot. Had me turning pages till the end! I recommend this book with no reservations.
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Jude Faulkner
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OK ish
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 11, 2016
I always promised myself years ago I would finally read a Sheldon, a Geoffrey Archer, and a Jackie Collins book as for years these seemed to be all I saw beside people on holiday. I''m about impressed with this book as I am the other authors I''ve finally read. Well written...See more
I always promised myself years ago I would finally read a Sheldon, a Geoffrey Archer, and a Jackie Collins book as for years these seemed to be all I saw beside people on holiday. I''m about impressed with this book as I am the other authors I''ve finally read. Well written but not for me as I find no empathy in the story or the characters.
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