Brigham Theodore, first introduced in The Neon Lawyer, is never one to back down from a fight. However when Ted Montgomery, an engineer with three young children, asks for his help, Brigham hesitates. Ted is accused of killing his wife as she lay in her hospital bed. She was in horrific pain and very close to death when he allegedly administered a lethal dose of morphine. He is a sympathetic character, and Brigham eventually agrees to represent him.
The prosecutor is determined to put Ted in jail for a long time, and Brigham is not making things easy for her. His rivalry with the district attorney adds another dimension to this story that pulls at our heartstrings, but the reader still pulls for the defense as the story progresses.
Victor Methos' characters are interesting, but I would have liked to have seen a little more character development. We see them at work, and their relationships are touched upon, but we never really get to delve into the meat of their lives. There are definitely surprises throughout the plot though, and I found myself being pulled back to the book as I went about my otherwise busy days. I look forward to the third book in this series.
Publisher - Amazon Digital Services LLC
Date of Publication - November 23, 2016