The Good Lawyer

This was a great read although the blurb decribing it nearly put me off.

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INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY. A young, ambitious lawyer is eager to prove he is better than the father who abandoned him and worthy of the devoted mother who raised him beyond the siren call of the mobster dominated family he grew up in. Working as a Bronx Legal Aid Attorney he learn show to twist the system, how to become an unbeatable defense lawyer, and he is peacock proud of his perfect record-not a single conviction. But it’s 1982. The Spider-man rapist is on the loose and New York City is a city in fear. When an outraged rape victim commits suicide right before his eyes, searching for absolution, he grabs the headline case of a teacher’s aide accused of molesting three students. Armed with a firm belief in his client’s innocence, he knocks the pegs out from under the prosecution’s case. When one of the children turns up dead, he discovers that his client may be strangely connected to the Spider-man. Digging deeper, horrifying revelations about his family’s past collide with the true identity of the sadistic sociopath behind the Spider-man’s rampage. In the process, this good lawyer comes face-to-face with his greatest conflict and deepest fear: to win, really win-save the city and even the woman he loves-must he sacrifice every principle he believes in and embrace his family’s mafia past?

Readers say

” This was a great read although the blurb decribing it nearly put me off. “
5/5

Amazon reviewer

” This book started off reasonably well, but deteriorated over time with ever more ridiculous plot devices being introduced and leading to a climax that was more amusing than thrilling. “
5/5

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Thomas Benigno

About the Author

AN AMAZON TOP 10 THRILLER WRITER! KIRKUS REVIEW calls THE CRIMINAL LAWYER (2ND in THE GOOD LAWYER series) “a surprising thriller” with an ending “relentless in its ferocity.” Raves for the THE GOOD LAWYER the #1 Bestseller that started it all… “SMASHING LEGAL-THRILLER DEBUT” Kirkus Reviews “This one scared the briefs off me. Make room Grisham, legal suspense fiction has a new senior partner…”-Mike Shain, The New York Post “Gritty and true-to-life; a can’t-put-down-read.”-Gil Clancy, commentator CBS, HBO, MSG Network “Tom Benigno, blends his knowledge and experiences as a trial lawyer with a hardhitting, literary style with THE GOOD LAWYER.”-Ron Ross, author of Bummy Davis vs. Murder, Inc.Thomas Benigno is a practicing attorney on Long Island, N. Y. After graduating Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in Manhattan in 1979, at the behest of his Criminal Law Clinic Professor, Barry Scheck (who later obtained fame for representing O. J. Simpson) he was fast-tracked to a position as Associate Attorney with the New York City Legal Aid Society in the Bronx. While there he sought out and tackled the grittiest of cases, even representing the infamous Spiderman Rapist. If you ask him why he repeatedly took on the defense of child molesters and rapists, he’ll sound off two reasons: 1) no other attorney would take these cases, and 2) he was young and out to prove himself. The year before he left Legal Aid to go into private practice he was featured in a two page spread in the New York City Legal Aid Society’s Annual Report for his success in winning what seemed like an unwinnable case-a teacher’s aide charged with molesting three of his students. At a party held in his honor he was handed a beautiful plaque commemorating his court victory-a plaque he never hung up or put on display ever. Two years later he left Legal Aid, and within eighteen months after that, left the practice of criminal law behind forever having never lost a trial. Currently he practices real estate and business law, enjoys acting in staged productions on Long Island, appeared as an actor in two movies, one an award winning short film, and even produced (along with others) a Broadway show (Burn the Floor and its U.S. tour). He is married to the same beautiful woman since shortly after graduating law school and has three adult children. THE GOOD LAWYER is a novel inspired by real events while he was working as a Legal Aid Attorney in the South Bronx. His second novel, THE CRIMINAL LAWYER, is inspired by real crimes that occurred on Long Island in 2010.

The Good Lawyer

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