Criminal defense lawyers must make their peace with one harsh fact of life: most of their clients are guilty.
But when William Tucker, a celebrated and self-centered star college football player, is suddenly arrested and charged with the brutal rape and murder of a college coed two years before, his estranged father, Frank Tucker, a drunken, broken-down, beach-bum ex-criminal defense lawyer, cannot believe his son is guilty. No father can. So he must find a way to sober up and save his son from the death penalty sought by an ambitious district attorney. And father and son learn that only three things in life are certain: death, taxes, and a father’s love for his son.
Meet William, star quarterback,, he has just been arrested for rape and murder, but, the million dollar question is, Did he do it or not? The novel is a great legal thriller, there are people you just can´t get to grips with, for me it was William´s mother and people who are very lovable, like Williams father, although he himself is going through a personal crisis that doesn’t seem to end and the public defender.
I am William Tucker. I am special
After the arrest the story takes you back in time and goes through why William´s father is who is now. You will now form opinions of these people, I did wonder why Frank (William´s dad) couldn’t get over his mistake, but I did understand William´s position even if i didn’t agree with it.
But Frank is there for William in his time of need, but William is just such an arrogant prick that I didn’t enjoy his character much. But that is just the character the author wanted him to be.
The novel is brilliant, I did wonder if he did it or not, as I had no idea if he was innocent or guilty until it was revealed in the book.
There is a lot of american football chatter which got a little annoying after a while.The best parts were the legal team, what a bunch of characters.
Check out the reviews of the other books by Mark Gimenez I have read.
I grew up in Galveston County, Texas. I attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, and earned a B.A. in Political Science with honors. I then attended Notre Dame Law School in Indiana and earned a J.D. degree magna cum laude.
I practiced law with a large Dallas law firm and became a partner. After ten years, I left to practice solo and to write. I live in Texas.
About the book
genre: legal, thriller
File Size: 2285 KB
Print Length: 355 pages
Publisher: Navarchus Press (March 2, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.