Sunday, December 26, 2010
The Law of Second Chances by James Sheehan
A fast paced legal thriller you'll want to read straight through.
James Sheehan's second novel, The Law of Second Chances, has brought us a captivating novel deftly weaving the principle of "6 degrees of separation" into the story of Jack Tobin, a Florida trial lawyer. This intriguing thriller was published in March 2008 by St. Martins Press.
Jack Tobin had been a successful civil trial lawyer, establishing his own firm. After twenty years he sells out his twenty million dollar interest to retire. Life intervenes and he finds a calling to represent death row inmates.
Henry Wilson has only eight weeks left on death row but with the encouragement of his wife, Pat, Jack assumes his case and begins his search for the new evidence to stop the execution. He is then approached by Luis, the father of another murder suspect. Luis turns out to be a childhood friend reaching out from his past. Benny is suspeccted of the murder of an oil man but when his original lawyer is murdered suspicions that begin with gut-feelings lead to the search for other suspects.
James Sheehan grew up in New York City and has been a practicing trial lawyer in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area for thirty years. Both have shaped his novels "The Law of Second Chances" and "The Mayor of Lexington Avenue"