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Titre : The Mayor of Lexington Avenue
Éditeur : Tantor Media, Inc, United States
Date d'édition : 2008
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Library ed.
Language: English . Brand New. Growing up on the mean streets of New York City, Johnny and Mikey always had each other s back. Mikey was a loyal friend, but even he knew that Johnny was headed for bigger things. That s why he dubbed him the Mayor of Lexington Avenue. The two friends were inseparable until one fateful night set them on their different paths: Johnny to life as a high-powered lawyer in Miami, and Mikey to a shattered existence behind bars. Now, haunted by guilt over Mikey s conviction, and numbed by the excesses of a successful life, Johnny finds his one last shot at redemption: A young Florida man is framed for a murder he didn t commit, and Johnny feels compelled to fight for him and, in a way, for Mikey. But there are powerful people who want the truth hidden, and Johnny will have to risk everything and everyone he cares about to save the young man and himself. N° de réf. du libraire AAC9781400136636
Jack Tobin is a trial lawyer with a searing-hot reputation in Miami, far removed from his scrappy youth on the streets of New York. But when a young Florida man is railroaded into a murder conviction in the tiny Florida backwater of Bass Creek, Tobin is driven to pay back a debt to his best friend, the boy who once dubbed him 'the Mayor of Lexington Avenue'.
In his efforts to get the death penalty overturned, Tobin moves back to South Florida, where he finds himself up against the small-town legal establishment, where favours are routinely traded at the expense of truth, and where police corruption has become an art form.
'If you like crime novels, legal thrillers and courtroom dramas, you'll love The Mayor of Lexington Avenue, which has all three, plus some nostalgic New York City flashbacks as an added bonus. James Sheehan, a Florida trial attorney, has created Jack Tobin, a Florida trial attorney, and one of the most interesting and complex characters I've come across in a long time. This is a debut novel, but it reads like it was written by a master of the genre.' Nelson DeMille
"'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!" ( The Independent on Sunday)
"Sheehan's book is a powerful polemic against the American legal system and above all against the death penalty." ( Literary Review)
"Move over John Grisham, here's an electrifying, hard-boiled thriller and courtroom drama rolled into one." ( Peterborough Evening Telegraph)
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