His defense of "Dr. Death" is interesting, and the reader must take into account that this book was originally written before some states were more lenient towards the idea of assisted suicide. The author occupies Charley with quite a few cases. I often wondered, when reading other authors' legal thrillers, how the protagonist could devote all of his time to just one case. This book is quite the opposite, sometimes confusing me with defendants.
I enjoyed Coughlin's descriptions of the judges, both good and bad, and wonder just how corrupt our justice system really is. I enjoyed the balance of good and bad in Charley's life, and hope his relationship with Detective Sue Gillis continues through the series. The secondary characters, like his secretary, caused me to chuckle while showing different sides of Charley.
This is a well written novel, Death Penalty, and the death of William Coughlin was definitely a loss to the legal thriller world of writing.
Publisher - Endeavour Press
Date of Publishing - June 6, 2016 (Kindle)