John Bookman - Book to his friends - is a tenured professor at the University of Texas School of Law. He's 35, handsome, and unmarried. He teaches Constitutional Law, reduces senators to blithering fools on talk shows, and is often mentioned as a future Supreme Court nominee. But Book is also famous for something more unusual. He likes to take on lost causes and win.
Consequently, when he arrives at the law school each Monday morning, hundreds of letters await him, letters from desperate Americans around the country seeking his help. Every now and then, one letter captures his attention and Book feels compelled to act.
In the first of a thrilling new series from the author of international best sellers The Colour of Law and Accused, Book investigates a murder set in the high-stakes world of fracking and corruption in deepest, darkest Texas.
©2013 Mark Gimenez (P)2013 Isis Publishing Ltd
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"Seriously good listen"
This is a great story, complex and interesting, read by THE BEST narrator, Jeff Harding.
My attention did not wander for a second.
He is the best narrator and can make dreary stories sound interesting and interesting stories compelling.
Constitutional Law meets Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
"Slow to get going and not that great when it does!"
I had high hopes for this book as it had got good reviews from other people. However, the overly long introduction to the story which focussed significantly on points of American constitutional law became drawn out and rather boring to me - and I am a lawyer, but a British one, not American.. I normally find the legal aspects of novels by John Grisham interesting, but this just didn't grip me. Then, when the story got going, I found the character of the female intern quite whiny, rather than entertaining as described by other reviewers. I haven't finished the book yet, so am will keep going and hope that it gets better.... but I'm beginning to doubt it.
"love the humour"
Easy read, would make a good movie.the characters are really quirky and interesting. I enjoyed the read.
I was worried I may not like this book after being disappointed by The Governor's wife. However, as I had loved The accused and the Colour of law by the same author I thought I would give it a go. I'm very glad I did. I would definitely read another in this series as it says book 1. Good characterisation and brilliant narration made this a good listen. I would not be put off by other reviews moaning about the constitutional law elements, I found them interesting and at times funny.
Really enjoy the stories and characters!! Another great read from an excellent author. Highly recommended!!!
"It all comes together"
With Con Law you get the best of everything. Mark Gimenez is a great storyteller with just enough detail and characters you understand and identify with. The knowledge this is book 1 of a series is exciting to say the least. Add to this someone who is in our opinion the greatest narrator on Audible - Jeff Harding - and there is a package not to be missed and to be savoured and enjoyed. We thoroughly recommend all Mark's books so far and also recommend any book narrated by Jeff.
No - I never listen to any book twice.
He is a bit of a Jack Reacher - particularly as Jeff Harding also narrates Reacher.
Have listened to Jeff Harding narrate Jack Reacher novels. This was the same style and suited the story.
Immediately looked for Book 2- was disappointed that it is not yet available.
"Brilliant witty funny and informative"
The way his intern responded to his requests and questions really witty I could picture her so clearly especially as she was narrated
Humour humour and wit
Laugh out loud
The narrotor made the book.
"Too much debate about aspects of the law"
Generally like this author, but the lead character is irritating, a stereotypical Indiana Jones type. Long hair, leather wearing, Harley riding hero. DULL!
There is far too much classroom debate about aspects of constitutional law. One section was nearly 20 minutes. It may be interesting to Americans, directly affected, but would have thought it would go over the average listener's head.
Bits of humour, but I wouldn't recommend this book try one of the author's others.
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