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Legacy of Lies A Small Town Attorney Takes On Prejudice And Corruption In This Powerful Legal Thriller Small Town Lawyer Bocephus Haynes Comes Home Late One Night To Find District Attorney General Helen Lewis Waiting For Him Her Ex Husband Has Just Been Killed She S About To Be Arrested For His Murder And She Wants Bo To Represent HerThere S A Lot Working Against Them Just Before His Death, Helen S Ex Husband Threatened To Reveal A Dark Secret From Her Past Bo Has Been In A Tailspin Since His Wife S Death What S , His Whole Life Has Been Defined By A Crime Committed Against His Family, And He Continues To Face Prejudice As The Only African American Litigator In Pulaski, TennesseeBo S Back Is Against The Wall, And Helen Resigns Herself To A Dismal Fate But A Stunning Discovery Throws Everything Into Chaos There S A Chance For Justice, But To Achieve It, The Cost Might Be Too Much For Bo To Bear Probably the worst book I ve read in 2020, for many reasons I decided to read this book when I saw it available for free onPrime reading because a It was free and I was between books, b I am a fan of the legal thriller genre, c the author is from my home state, and d the setting is less than an hour s drive from my former middle Tennessee home Given all those things, I was hoping for something like the late Scott Pratt s Joe Dillard series I was very disappointed Firstly, I w Probably the worst book I ve read in 2020, for many reasons I decided to read this book when I saw it available for free onPrime reading because a It was free and I was between books, b I am a fan of the legal thriller genre, c the author is from my home state, and d the setting is less than an hour s drive from my former middle Tennessee home Given all those things, I was hoping for something like the late Scott Pratt s Joe Dillard series I was very disappointed Firstly, I wouldn t recommend reading this without first reading the author s previous series Events of the past books are frequently intertwined with the plot of this book, and it s frequently a confusing read without that background Of course having read this mess of a novel, I am not the least bit tempted to backtrack Just wish I d understood that dependency beforehand Secondly, multiple elements of the plot are simply unbelievable I won t point them all out here, but by the time the last one was revealed SPOILER BEGIN wherein the baddest bad guy is revealed to be the son of one of the two protagonists SPOILER END I was so numbed to the stupidity of it all that I just didn t care any Finally, another major flaw with the book is that every single Caucasian male character is a bad guy, yet not a single non Caucasian male is portrayed as much less than heroic Am I hyper sensitive to this Probably, but it s a recurring theme that has infected nearly every part of the media in the past 10 years or so, and frankly I m sick of it Dear author and readers, would you like to see fewer one star reviews of your work reading material How about abalanced treatment of ALL people If I want to see your kind of bias, I ll just watch CNN or MSNBC I thought people from Alabama knew better Legacy of Lies is packed to the hilt like a weighty pulled pork sandwich Plenty to sink your teeth into.Robert Bailey sets out his characters rubbing shoulder to shoulder with one another It s small town Pulaski, Tennessee where everyone knows everyone else s business and beyond We set foot into Helen Evangeline Lewis office where she is the District Attorney General known as The General for good reason No nonsense and to the point, Helen wears her usual black assemble with black heels th Legacy of Lies is packed to the hilt like a weighty pulled pork sandwich Plenty to sink your teeth into.Robert Bailey sets out his characters rubbing shoulder to shoulder with one another It s small town Pulaski, Tennessee where everyone knows everyone else s business and beyond We set foot into Helen Evangeline Lewis office where she is the District Attorney General known as The General for good reason No nonsense and to the point, Helen wears her usual black assemble with black heels that signal she s coming Helen and her assistant, Gloria Sanchez, are preparing to go to trial against one of the largest landowners in the county Michael Zannick has been accused of rape and his attorney has been pressing Helen to settle out of court It s a no go for Helen.And later Helen s ex husband, Butch Renfroe, threatens to bring up something from Helen s past if she doesn t settle in the Zannick case Someone in the shadows of the darkened courtroom hears Helen threaten to kill Butch if he does Yup, Butch ends up dead that night and they re coming after Helen.Enter Bocephus Bo Haynes, twice suspended lawyer, who will take on Helen s case Bo has met with a lot of grief and misfortune over the years Right now Doubt seems to be his middle name The case is solid against Helen and she seems to be withholding important information from Bo He needs to have a win in order to get his teenage kids back from their grandparents There s a lot at stake here weighing on a man who doesn t always bring it across the finish line.Legacy of Lies has a lot of plots and subplots in the mix with some stronger than others Some of this gets in the way on the dance floor But it s the African American character of Bocephus Haynes that shows a lot of promise for future novels in this series There s always room for a wounded warrior and Bo shows up ready and willing Robert Bailey throws quite a few curve balls in the last inning to ratchet up the ol twister roo I d like to see what he has in mind for Bo in the future.I received a copy of Legacy of Lies through NetGalley for an honest review My thanks to Thomas Mercer Publishers and to Robert Bailey for the opportunity Thank you toprime reads for this page turner Holy cow, couldn t put it down A disgraced lawyer takes the case of his career to turn his life around he is defending the district attorney who is accused of murdering her ex husband Great action and cast of characters The tension builds until, BOOM, the twist at the end was shocking. I read this because I got it for free, and it was worth about that much It s not the worst legal thriller I ve ever read, but it s a weak entry The courtroom procedure and evidence were sloppy, the plot twists were unbelievable and contrived, and an air of sexism and racism permeated the book This is also one of those irritating books that constantly refers to earlier ones, which are apparently similarly unbelievable and contrived Not reading anything further by this author.

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