The first chapter of this book pulled me in with a look at the way lawyer Noah Byron handles a case. Noah likes the good life and takes only clients that can contribute to that lifestyle. Then he meets 12 year-old Joel who has been poisoned by tainted cough medicine. Pharma-K, the pharmaceutical company that made the tainted bottles, say that a crazy person adulterated their product once it was in the store. Joel's mom believes that they are covering up their mistakes. She is recently widowed and has no money...definitely a case with more risks than rewards...but Noah connects with this family and agrees to help them.
I read Neon Lawyer, one of Methos' previous books and really enjoyed it, so deciding on this was easy. I wasn't disappointed. As in the previous book, I enjoyed getting to know the characters and watching their growth. Noah had a rough childhood and grew to be a troubled man, but Methos allows him to soften when dealing with Joel. There is no softening, however, when dealing with those who are trying to outwit him in the court room. Methos' plot develops quickly and holds the reader's interest throughout. I was sorry to see it come to an end, and definitely recommend it to those who enjoy this genre.
Publisher - Thomas and Mercer
Date of Publication - January 26, 2016