This book is a preachy environmentalist tract. A very biased judge who wouldn't even listen to reason. I enjoyed the book, and would read another of his series. But all he finds in the small town of Magic Valley is mayhem and murder. Although, in the end both sides are escalating their attacks on William Bernhardt continues his series starring Ben Kincaid as a lawyer willing to take on difficult cases in difficult circumstances.
Ben Kincaid who accepts without any question what the judge says even if he knows it is morally and ethically wrong. Six years earlier, Kincaid got him acquitted on charges of breaking and entering, and now Zakin needs his help again. His most recent novel is The Last Chance Lawyer, the first in a new series of legal thrillers featuring rebel lawyer Daniel Pike. This time he is in the woods, literally, defending an eco-terrorist, with bomb-making experience, from shooting and then burning up, via a bomb, a pesky logger. On vacation in the picturesque Pacific Northwest, burned out Kincaid is looking forward to rest and relaxation. When he learns that the perfectly healthy cat is to be euthanized, Kincaid breaks into the bookstore, planning a rescue.
I'll continue reading Bernhardt - I like his characters and his humour, but I hope he returns to his earlier style and provides satisfying conclusions. The heights William has managed to climb as an author are, perhaps, not that surprising. Although, in the end both sides are escalating their attacks on each other, there are those behind the scenes with no philosophical commitment to either side who inflame the situation. Everything was explained, but it seemed rather simplistic. Most lawyerly type books I have read have been about crooks masquerading as upstanding citizens who are eventually flushed out by the main character who goes through a variety of unsafe situations until finally it ends. The theme of this book is clear cutting forests.
I have trouble classifying them. Th My wife checked out this book at the library during one of her random sweeps on my behalf. . Years earlier, professional activist George Zakin was successfully defended against a charge of murder by a fledgling attorney named Ben Kincaid. There were plenty of twists and the denouement was surprising. Most lawyerly type books I have read have been about crooks masquerading as upstanding citizens who are eventually flushed out by the main character who goes through a variety of unsafe situations until finally it ends.
They are kind me of their own genre I guess. G Wodehouse, Bernhardt has earned the respect of a great many readers and critics the world over, winning over audiences with the realism he injects into the legal situations that appear in his book, this complimented by the numerous twists and breathtaking pace. I I've read the previous 7 Ben Kincaid books and I generally enjoy the characters and stories. The are well written and we These are genuinely good books. Many readers have been known to express ambivalent opinions about the first book in the Ben Kincaid series. I enjoy his whole Kincaid series.
He has been accused of planting a bomb that killed a lumberjack, and Kincaid will do whatever he can to save the environmentalist's neck—if he can get himself out of jail first. The characters are little cardboard cutouts, jigging around the poorly designed stage in service to the Sierra Club. I read this mostly 10 minutes at a time as I rode my stationary bike. Dark Justice is the story of eco-activists vs loggers in the Pacific north-west and as usual the hero, Ben Kincaid, takes on an unpopular and apparently guilty defendant. But Ben's blissful getaway becomes a busman's holiday in the small town of Magic Valley, where a pitched battle between the local logging industry and crusading conservationists has led to brutal murder. In addition, Bernhardt founded the Red Sneaker Writers Center to mentor aspiring writers.
They said that many of the situations that were cited were based on real fac This story was a totally different topic than I first thought. All document files are the property of their respective owners. Now, accused of viciously killing a lumberjack, Zakin is counting on Ben to duplicate that long-ago courtroom coup. I don't mind a story having environmentalist or whatever -ism themes woven through. Please respect the publisher and the author for their copyrighted creations. There is a struggle going on between Green Rage, an ecological group trying to save old growth trees from logging interests. The Center hosts an annual writers conference, small-group seminars, a monthly newsletter, a phone app, and a bi-weekly podcast.
On vacation in the picturesque Pacific Northwest, burned out Kincaid is looking forward to rest and relaxation. Scott Momaday, and Grammy-Award-winner Janis Ian. There were plenty of twists and the denouement was surprising. After all, William Bernhardt once boasted a successful career as a lawyer; acquiring his law degree from the University of Oklahoma, William spent nine years under the auspices of a large firm as a trial lawyer, during which time he was recognized on several occasions, not only for his competence in court but the pro bono work he did, assisting the helpless and guiding young minds interested in pursuing law. The are well written and well researched. Things really heat up at the end.
Everything was explained, but it seemed rather simplistic. I do, but, unfortunately, am not directly involved and have not been aware for most of my life. With the odds stacked against him, Ben walks into a war zone in the courtroom. Few observations about this book 1. Ben Kincaid who accepts without any question what the judge says even if he knows it is morally and ethically wrong.