Legal Discipline Office Director, Dean Alessi, and his Chief Investigator, Stu Foley, are back investigating lawyers gone bad – this time the state’s top personal injury firm, Craig & Craig, run by ruthless brothers, Larry and David Craig, for sending clients to bad doctors for bogus surgeries to increase the value of their cases. The day after a young associate lawyer of the firm comes in crying and tells Dean and Stu that his client has died on the operating table during one of these surgeries, he commits suicide. But was it really suicide or was the young lawyer murdered by the Craig brother’s henchman, Nick “Sonny” Folino, a former mob associate, to keep him quiet?
Despite State Supreme Court Chief Justice Krane’s admonition that no further disciplinary investigations involving the Craigs or their firm be commenced while they are using their political might to help him get the vacant seat on the US Supreme Court, Dean and Stu secretly investigate the young lawyer’s claims and his suspicious death. In doing so, they find themselves in mortal danger.
Packed with surprising twists and turns leading to a thrilling conclusion, the story also continues to explore the friendship between Dean and Stu, Dean and Laura’s troubled marriage, and his unrequited affair with LDO staff attorney, Kat Franklin.
“Personal Injuries” takes the reader on a rip-roaring ride investigating more lawyers gone bad. In the process, it just may answer that ages-old adage, should you really be careful what you wish for?
Lawyers Gone Bad is the story of beleaguered attorney disciplinary counsel, Dean Alessi, and his trusty investigator, Stu Foley, in their fight against lawyers gone bad – that is, lawyers who commit ethical and criminal wrongs. In this case they’re investigating the local District Attorney, who may have committed the ultimate ethical wrong – murder.
Meet Easie Damasco: Thief, swindler and lately, reluctant hero.
But whatever good intentions Damasco may have are about to be tested to their limits, as the most valuable – and dangerous – object in the land comes within his light-fingered grasp.
Add in some suicidally stubborn giants, an old enemy with dreams of empire and the deadliest killers in two kingdoms on his heels, and Damasco’s chances of staying honest – or even just surviving – are getting slimmer by the hour.
Meet Easie Damasco, rogue, thieving swine and total charmer.
Even the wicked can’t rest when a vicious warlord and the force of enslaved giants he commands invade their homeland. Damasco might get away in one piece, but he’s going to need help.
Altapasaeda, capital of the Castoval, is about to be besieged by its own king – and where else would luckless, somewhat reformed thief Easie Damasco be but trapped within the city’s walls? Faced with a war they can’t win and a populace too busy fighting amongst itself to even try, the Castovalian defenders are left with one desperate option. Far in the northern lands of Shoan, rebels have set up the young prince Malekrin as a figurehead in their own quest to throw off the king’s tyrannical rule. One way or another, the prince must be persuaded to join forces.
Once again, all hope lies with Damasco and his sticky-fingered approach to problem solving, along with his long suffering partner, the gentle giant Saltlick. But this time it’s a human being that needs stealing, with his own desires and opinions, and events only grow more complicated as Damasco realises that he and the rebellious young prince have more in common that either would admit.