Hanson, a wealthy businessman, was having an affair with Yamura, and he is caught trying to clean her apartment of all signs of their relationship. The police quickly arrest him, believing that they have found their man, and Mick sees that his friend is in more trouble than he realizes.
The story in A Criminal Defense is well plotted and William L. Myers, Jr obviously knows his way around the legal system. His courtroom scenes seem realistic, and I enjoyed the judge's involvement as the case moved along. I was uncomfortable with the skirting around of ethics and have to hope this was written with a nod to literary license. I didn't feel a strong pull towards Mick and am not anxiously awaiting another book featuring him, but his handling of this case kept my interest throughout the story.
Mick's family issues also play a big role in this novel, which helps to break up the tension of the courtroom scenes. His relationship with his wife and brother are both strained and I found myself pulling for this guy to find his way out of the mess that is his life. Although there were several slow parts in the middle, the book is definitely worth reading.
Publisher - Thomas & Mercer
Date of Publication - April 1, 2017