This is the second book by Sheldon Siegel I've read. I enjoyed the first one so much that buying and reading this one was a true no-brainer.. I actually felt physically excited upon discovering another of his books. Mr. Siegel has mastered the ability to create "atmosphere" in his stories, In my opinion, that is the second most important aspect of storytelling after character development.
All good writers are good only because they have the ability to cause the reader to visualize the story while reading it. That makes for a great story and a book I'm sorry to finish. I feel I know the people, the characters. Such real personalities and such real situations because he enables me to visualize it all so easily. Nothing is contrived. And I love the way he writes -- on a very emotional level, as if he's standing beside me thinking out loud.
And then there are.his chapter titles, They are little jewels, both ingenious and compelling. They stand alone as one...
A couple of reviews said this book was a duplicate of the first in the series. I suspect then, that these individuals have never read John Grisham (The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Firm), any Janet Evanovich, Robert B. Parker or Sue Grafton, as I am sure they would find the same issues with their work. Sheldon Siegel, to me, has produced a series that is entertaining and characters that I enjoy. I want, and look forward to, seeing them evolve as I work through the stories in order. If a good book is judged by the criteria that it gives the reader a good time, or is a pleasure to read, then I believe Siegel has hit a home run. When an author writes a string of books about the same characters, there are certain things that are bound to be the same from book to book. Just like one's own life and personality most often does not change dramatically as time goes on, these characters are written to show that drift over time as they move forward in their lives. If you enjoy the genre, and...
2nd book in the series - the 3rd is in my Kindle library. Although he is an attorney, Siegel is an outstanding writer, creating believable characters and witty dialogue. Mike and Rosie although divorced, make the perfect "dream" team defending a man both of them flat out don't like. The book is packed with zingy, descriptive similes and metaphors --- very creative writing. One technique used by Siegel is the aside -- Mike speaks to the reader, his thoughts and comments. He tells us what he really thinks. The POV is told by Mike, a former priest turned lawyer. The setting is San Francisco and the Bay Area -- hey, this is where I live. "Skipper," a political animal, is the DA of SF. He is also running for state Attorney General. All of his dreams suddenly end when the man is found in a room with a handcuffed and very dead hooker. All the evidence is against poor Skipper. This is a quick read - full of surprises and twists.
The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.
Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!
Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Animals, Batteries, Flammable Materials, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Seeds, Supplements, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, the item and information is displayed for reference purposes only. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.
Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.