The Law Of Second Chances

  • Author James Sheehan
  • Narrator Vincent Marzello
  • Publisher Random House
  • Run Time 14 hours and 44 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Crime and mystery fiction.

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What to expect

A rich man parks his expensive car in downtown New York.

As he gets out of the car, he is surprised to see a young man in front of him, holding a gun. No need to panic. He’s been in this situation before. It’s surely about money, and therefore negotiable – isn’t it?

There’s a sharp crack of a gun and then silence.

A week later a small time crook has been arrested for murder. Two eye witnesses have put him at the scene of the crime, but did he pull the trigger?

He’s facing death row and if there’s to be a law of second chances, he needs a good lawyer fast.

Critics Review

  • Sheehan handles the courtroom stuff like a pro, dragging us through cross-examinations and procedural challenges with deftly hewn dialogue.

    The Times
  • Sheehan has written an outstanding legal debut full of rich characters. Full marks!

    Independent on Sunday
  • Sheehan’s book is a powerful polemic against the American legal system and above all against the death penalty.

    Literary Review

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