I found these two books for my Kindle. Actually, I read the first one and enjoyed it enough to make me want to get the second. So, because they're related, you get two book reviews for the price of one!
SOLOMON VS. LORD
By Paul Levine
Victoria Lord is a Yale educated, impeccably dressed, upper crust prosecutor, engaged to the Avocado King of South Florida. Steve Solomon is a defense attorney who rents office space above a "modeling agency", barely graduated from the Key West School of law, whose father is a disgraced judge, and who "stole" his autistic nephew from the boy's druggie mother. While facing each other in court, Steve pulled some stunt which caused Victoria to react, and the book opens with both of them jailed for contempt of court. Of course, Steve won; Victoria was fired by the DA. When a prominent young socialite is accused of murdering her older husband, both Victoria and Steve end up offering their services, and she hired them both. Thus began their legal practice together.
Given their very different personalities and styles, Steve and Victoria clash incessantly, but they get the job done. This book is a good legal thriller, and funny, to boot. It doesn't get much better than that.
KILL ALL THE LAWYERS
by Paul Levine
Solomon and Lord are an established law practice in this book, as well as a dating couple. Bobby (the autistic nephew) still lives with Steve, who was granted legal custody of the boy. And Steve Solomon's father is around much more, having decided to become an Orthodox Jew in this book. The book opens with Steve finding a marlin stuffed through his door overnight, and learning that someone he defended who was nonetheless convicted is now out of jail, and on the radio as a shrink, threatening Steve, Victoria, Bobby and the Judge. The book is another good legal thriller, with enough humor thrown in for good measure, while not detracting from the story. Another excellent read.
Happy Thorsday, everyone!