This being said, once we meet Tug Wyler, a personal injury attorney, the story improves a bit. He is handling two cases in this book (second in a series) and the quirky characters that surround him definitely liven the plot. Tug is quite quirky himself, and sometimes the story gets a little muddy for me. I guess I was expecting more of a mystery then it turned out to be. It is entertaining though. Author Siegel is definitely trying to build a character that will last through a several book series, and there is potential here. He needs to tighten up his writing a bit and stop going for the easy laugh. "Then Cookie crumbled" and the like just doesn't do it for me.
If I rated books by stars (which I don't) then this would waiver between 2 1/2 and 3 stars. People tend to like to read about malpractice and lawyers who go the extra mile for their patients, and Tug surely does. I do believe that there is an audience for Tug and assume Siegel will tighten up his writing, strengthen his female characters and continue the series. I might try the next book to check on my prediction.
Publisher - MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Date of Publication - February 10, 2015