A Scott Fenney novel
Author: Mark Gimenez
Best sellers: The colour of Law, The Abduction, The common Lawyer.
After years of silence, Texan lawyer A.Scott Fenney receives a devastating phone call from his ex-wife. She has been accused of murdering her boyfriend, Trey- the man she left Scott for- and is being held in a police cell. Now she is begging Scott to defend her.
Scott is used to high-stake cases, but this one is bigger than anything he has handled before. If Rebecca is found guilty, she will be sentenced to life imprisonment. Her future is in his hands.
As he prepares to take the stand in the most dramatic courtroom appearance of his life, Scott is forced to question everything he believes to get to the truth- to save the life of the ex-wife he still loves.
Scott stared at the bloody bed where his wife had had sex with another man.. and where that man had died. He thought he had long ago come to terms with the fact that his wife had lain with another man. He was wrong. He was just now coming to terms with that fact- with that image- of Rebecca and another man - in their bed- having sex.. and then someone stabbing that knife into his chest while he slept. Had Rebecca been that someone? His face flushed hot. He couldn't seem to get a breath in the stale air.
This is the first book on law that I have read other than John Grisham books and the book doesn't disappoint me.
The story is fresh and unputdownable. When Trey Rawlins- a pro athelete gets killed, all suspicions point to Rebecca Fenney whose fingerprints are found on the butcher knife and who was the only person with Trey when he was killed. Rebecca swears by the fact that she doesn't remember much from that night due to high alcohol and cocaine. Her lawyer and ex-husband is fighting her case for the simple reason that, she is his child's mother and he still hasn't got over her.
As Scott gets down to fight her case and starts his own investigation- lot of skeletons are out from the closet of the good boy Trey Rawlins. He was an addict and narcissist. There seems to be a long number of people willing to kill Trey and liable to benefit from his death whereas Rebecca got nothing from Trey's death.
Rebecca depended financially on Trey and is now bankrupt. If she is innocent then how does Scott explain her fingerprints and if she is guilty, then what was her motive?
The end leaves you shocked... No amount of guessing will help!
Rating: 4.5 on 5
Price: Rs 295/-