Blurb from goodreads.com, please scroll down for my review.
Andy Prescott is the most laid-back young lawyer in Austin, Texas. Specialising in traffic law, he operates from a small room above a ramshackle tattoo parlour. He rides a trail bike and spends way too much time drinking beer in the sunshine. Ambition has never been Andy’s strong point – he prefers to take it easy. That is, until one of Texas’s wealthiest men walks into his office. On the spot, billionaire Russell Reeves retains Andy as his lawyer and, in exchange for some easy legal work, pays him more money than he has ever earned before. Andy’s life is transformed. But nothing comes for free. Russell is a desperate man whose sole aim is to save his eight-year-old son, Zach, who is dying from leukemia. He is prepared to do anything – even if it means putting Andy’s life in danger.
“How far would you go to save the life of your son?”
This was very dull to begin with, but as I had read a few of the authors other books which I enjoyed I persevered and I am very glad I did. The beginning is all about the main character, Andy Prescott who is a lawyer who does just about ok, he lives off traffic offences, lives in a run down apartment and rents a small office above a tattoo parlour, rides his bike and occasionally falls off his bike, drinks beer with his friends while eyeing up the girls. Pretty boring stuff for the first 30%. Once I had got through all that the books turns out to be very good indeed. When he get a visit from a very rich main who requires Andy´s services as a lawyer things warm up loads.
There is some action and thrills also. I also enjoyed reading a bit more about Texas, Austin is particular. So here comes a very difficult question. How far would you go to save the life of your son? I am sure most of you will answer anything or at least almost anything. This is what this book is all about. But you don´t actually realize this until a bit later on when things piece themselves together. This is another moral novel from the author Mark Gimenez and I am glad I gave it the time of day although not the best I had read from Mark.
Published March 5th 2009 by Sphere (first published January 1st 2009)
original title: The Common Lawyer
ISBN: 1847442323 (ISBN13: 9781847442321)
edition language: English