Special Circumstances (Mass Market Paperbound)

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Debut author Sheldon Siegel bursts into the legal thriller arena with a riveting courtroom drama, exposing the world of big-time law firms and lawyers in a fresh, sharp-witted, wonderfully sardonic page-turner.

Meet Mike Daley. Ex-priest. Ex–public defender. And as of yesterday, ex-partner in one of San Francisco's most prominent law firms. Today he's out on his own, setting up practice on the wrong side of town. Then his best friend and former colleague is charged with a brutal double murder, and Daley is instantly catapulted into a high-profile investigation involving the prestigious law firm that just booted him.

As he prepares his case, Daley uncovers the firm's dirtiest secrets. It doesn't take long for him to discover that in this trial, ambition, friendship, greed, and long-standing grudges will play just as important a role as truth and justice.

Brilliantly paced, crackling with energy and suspense, Special Circumstances reminds us why we love to hate lawyers — but can't get enough of courtroom drama when it's done this well.

About the Author

Sheldon Siegel, a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley's Boalt Law School, has been in private practice in San Francisco for over fifteen years. He lives in Marin County with his wife and twin sons. His second novel featuring Mike Daley, Incriminating Evidence, will be published by Bantam Books in August 2001.

Praise For…

"A rousing legal thriller."
Chicago Sun-Times

"A page-turner of the finger-burning kind."
San Francisco Chronicle

"An A+ first novel."
The Philadelphia Inquirer

"A poignant, feisty tale ... characters so finely drawn you can almost smell their fear and desperation. The dialogue is taut and tangy."
USA Today

"By the time the whole circus ends up in the courtroom, the hurtling plot threatens to rip paper cuts into readers' hands."
San Francisco Chronicle

Don't miss Sheldon Siegel's latest legal thriller featuring Mike Daley:

Incriminating Evidence

Available in hardcover July 31, 2001, wherever Bantam Books are sold

Product Details
ISBN: 9780553581928
ISBN-10: 0553581929
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: June 26th, 2001
Pages: 576
Language: English