Friday, June 19, 2015

Judgement Day - Andrew Neiderman

Judgement Day
Andrew Neiderman
Pocket Star Ebook, Jun 15 2015, $1.99
ISBN 97814767929341

In New York City, the Simon and James law firm names superstar attorney Warner Murphy a partner though he has been with them just a few years.  The young lawyer plans to celebrate with his wife and daughter.  However, he is alone in their luxurious Upper East Side apartment when a delivery person arrives.  The newcomer forces Murphy to jump from the twentieth story patio in what looks like a suicide.

Not long after Murphy’s deadly leap, John “Satan” Milton obtains a legal position at Simon and James as their new hotshot.  Milton deploys his plans for the city, starting with his new job of defending the guilty and winning every time.  Meanwhile, everyone else insists this is a tragedy for the Murphy family; NYPD Detective Matthew Blake finds anomalies, starting with a lack of a motive to kill himself especially at the victim’s happiest moment. 

As this is the prequel to The Devil’s Advocate focusing on the pre steps leading to the establishment of the John Milton & Associates law firm, readers obviously know the outcome from having read the first novel or seen the Pacino movie.  Still, Andrew Neiderman displays his talent as he turns the storyline into an electrifying good (Blake) and evil (Milton) urban fantasy legal thriller.

Harriet Klausner

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