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Thank you toprime reads for this page turner Holy cow, couldn t put it down A disgraced lawyer takes the case of his career to turn his life around he is defending the district attorney who is accused of murdering her ex husband Great action and cast of characters The tension builds until, BOOM, the twist at the end was shocking. A good, easy read.Somewhat predictable.until the very end Storytelling kept my interest Characters are colorful Not too much legalese Nice short chapters makes for easy stop start for picking up and putting down as needed. I read this because I got it for free, and it was worth about that much It s not the worst legal thriller I ve ever read, but it s a weak entry The courtroom procedure and evidence were sloppy, the plot twists were unbelievable and contrived, and an air of sexism and racism permeated the book This is also one of those irritating books that constantly refers to earlier ones, which are apparently similarly unbelievable and contrived Not reading anything further by this author. Attorney Robert Bailey knows how to write a dynamic, riveting legal thriller with depth and emotional integrity He s proved this before with his award winning, best selling McMurtrie and Drake legal series He is an author who knows how to put the thrill back in legal thriller, with full blown action, unexpected twists, and dramatic climaxes.With Legacy of Lies, Bailey s newest book, he proves he is at the top of his game While prior books had adversaries threatening the lives of protagonists, Attorney Robert Bailey knows how to write a dynamic, riveting legal thriller with depth and emotional integrity He s proved this before with his award winning, best selling McMurtrie and Drake legal series He is an author who knows how to put the thrill back in legal thriller, with full blown action, unexpected twists, and dramatic climaxes.With Legacy of Lies, Bailey s newest book, he proves he is at the top of his game While prior books had adversaries threatening the lives of protagonists, this time a dominant threat to the main two characters comes from within Which is not to say they aren t in danger from outside forces, only that the enemy within is as dangerous as the enemy without This makes Legacy of Lies evencompelling and richer for the deep humanity Bailey captures in a finely wrought thriller and stirring story of redemption.Helen Evangeline Lewis, aka The General, is the district attorney general for a four county area in Tennessee Attractive, confident, and tough, she is haunted by a devastating event in her past that causes a kind of PTSD fugue at a critical junction in the story Her ex husband, Butch Renfroe, threatens to reveal his version of that event in order to blackmail her He wants her to drop statutory and forcible rape charges against Michael Zannick, who is powerful, unscrupulous, and rich She recognizes Butch must be in Zannick s clutches but refuses to drop the charges In the heated argument that follows, she threatens to kill her ex husband Her threat is overheard by her assistant district attorney.The night after their argument, someone kills Butch and a neighbor witnesses Helen coming and going from his house Traces of his blood are found in her vehicle Her DNA is found on the victim In short order, the local sheriff reluctantly accepts that he must arrest Helen, despite his long time respect for her It might all be circumstantial, but it s a tight case establishing motive, means and opportunity.Knowing arrest is imminent, Helen seeks out Bo Hayes to be her defense attorney She believes that only Bo with his courtroom skills, personal dedication and fierce drive can save her Bo is a tall, broad shouldered black man who gained early fame as a football player under legendary coach Bear Bryant at The University of Alabama However, when Helen finds him, Bo is a drunken mess, having just lost custody of his two children to their grandparents Bo has never recovered from witnessing the murder of his beloved wife a year before and has slid into a self pitying, useless remnant of the wide ass open attorney he used to be.Bo must not only find a defense for Helen, he must redeem himself Increasingly the odds seem stacked against them both.A stunning discovery, a triple twist, and dramatic courtroom scenes all make for a riveting, satisfying read in what might well be Bailey s best book to date While the twists come as a surprise, they also seem inevitable once the shock wears off and that is a hard thing for an author to pull off, but Bailey does it exceptionally well.Legacy of Lies is a grand story with a morality tale vibe, gripping and thrilling throughout It showcases Bailey onceas a writer who knows how to keep the suspense high, the pacing fast, the narrative strong, the characters compellingly complex, and his plot full of white knuckle tension and twists Fantastic Starting with his first novel, The Professor, Robert Bailey creates a world full of Alabama football nostalgia, southern landmarks, intriguing characters and captivating stories Legacy of Lies continues his success while focusing on my favorite character from his first four books, Bocephus Haynes Start with The Professor and you ll quickly become addicted to this Rammer Jammer legal thriller series. What a Gift This was my monthly freebie via my Prime membership what a gift it is I have previously read Robert Bailey s legal thrillers and I ve enjoyed them immensely this book has certainly earned a well deserved Five Review from me Mind you I ve always had a soft spot for Bo Well done R.B I m looking forward to the next one What a Gift This was my monthly freebie via my Prime membership what a gift it is I have previously read Robert Bailey s legal thrillers and I ve enjoyed them immensely this book has certainly earned a well deserved Five Review from me Mind you I ve always had a soft spot for Bo Well done R.B I m looking forward to the next one As a sucker for almost any series of mysteries which has a unique, fascinating lead character, I am thrilled with the protagonist for Legacy of Lies, part mystery, part thriller, and part courtroom drama But how could you getinterested in a series than having the lead character be a black lawyer in the South And this is not just any black man but, A black man whose biological father was the Imperial Wizard of the KKK p 85 But it even gets stranger All those years I spent trying As a sucker for almost any series of mysteries which has a unique, fascinating lead character, I am thrilled with the protagonist for Legacy of Lies, part mystery, part thriller, and part courtroom drama But how could you getinterested in a series than having the lead character be a black lawyer in the South And this is not just any black man but, A black man whose biological father was the Imperial Wizard of the KKK p 85 But it even gets stranger All those years I spent trying to bring the men that murdered Roosevelt Haynes to justice, and turns out my daddy wasn t Roosevelt but the leader of the lynch mob How s that for irony Despite the prevalence of lawyer mystery thriller combinations, Bocephus Bo Haynes is not your ordinary attorney In addition to his precarious situation in a racist environment, he has his own baggage of debilitating grief and a tendency toward drunkenness that feeds on that.For Legacy of Lies, Robert Bailey introduces a most unique defendant His client for a dramatic murder trial is the hanging prosecutor, the District Attorney General for the county It seems like it is poetic justice for a zealous prosecutor to be tripped up in a trial seemingly rigged against her When the richest man in the county is pulling the strings and the prosecutor is the opponent running for her job, it doesn t seem like it could get any worse Yet, it does Some of the twists rely a little too much on coincidence, In terms of characterization, I love the way that guilt eats upon many of these characters And, as unconvincing as they are at times, I like the nifty twists Bailey gives us especially in the denouement Best of all, there is a sense of redemption in this story The characters may never completely get rid of their guilt That wouldn t be realistic Yet, there is enough poetic justice and measures of redemption to go around Legacy of Lies is the first volume in a series featuring Bo Haynes Yes, I finally started a series with the inaugural novel and, although I don t want to read them back to back, I m definitely along for the ride I have to admit that I don t quite understand the one word, one star reviews of this book Legal thrillers are one of my favorite subgenres, but I hadn t read this author before this story While I was perhaps a little turned off by the initial scene, though I understand its necessity, I was riveted by the story as soon as we got to the heroine, a female prosecutor nicknamed The General I thought she was absolutely awesome when we first meet her, standing tall against threats and doing what s r I have to admit that I don t quite understand the one word, one star reviews of this book Legal thrillers are one of my favorite subgenres, but I hadn t read this author before this story While I was perhaps a little turned off by the initial scene, though I understand its necessity, I was riveted by the story as soon as we got to the heroine, a female prosecutor nicknamed The General I thought she was absolutely awesome when we first meet her, standing tall against threats and doing what s right even if it isn t easy or perhaps even in her best interest I like a character with moral integrity, and she had it in spades.This book is unusual as far as legal thrillers go We expect to have external villains that muck up the story But in this novel, the main characters the prosecutor heroine and the lawyer she had to hire to defend against an erroneous murder charge had past and present demons they had to wrestle with to pull off what they needed to to do against all odds that seemed increasingly unbeatable The courtroom drama is what you hope a legal thriller will have I will admit to being surprised at some of the twists and turns of the plot, yet once I looked back, I could see where those came from The author had baked them into the story very cleverly I don t think this is easily done, so hats off to the author on that one.Don t listen to one word, negative reviews I always think that ANY review, especially very negative ones, need to be backed up with why the reviewer thought the way they did If I dislike a book, I tell you precisely why.If you like legal thrillers, this is a good one.I received a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my review.My book blog {Free Epub} ì Legacy of Lies Á A Small Town Attorney Takes On Prejudice And Corruption In This Powerful Legal Thriller Small Town Lawyer Bocephus Haynes Comes Home Late One Night To Find District Attorney General Helen Lewis Waiting For Him Her Ex Husband Has Just Been Killed She S About To Be Arrested For His Murder And She Wants Bo To Represent HerThere S A Lot Working Against Them Just Before His Death, Helen S Ex Husband Threatened To Reveal A Dark Secret From Her Past Bo Has Been In A Tailspin Since His Wife S Death What S , His Whole Life Has Been Defined By A Crime Committed Against His Family, And He Continues To Face Prejudice As The Only African American Litigator In Pulaski, TennesseeBo S Back Is Against The Wall, And Helen Resigns Herself To A Dismal Fate But A Stunning Discovery Throws Everything Into Chaos There S A Chance For Justice, But To Achieve It, The Cost Might Be Too Much For Bo To Bear Probably the worst book I ve read in 2020, for many reasons I decided to read this book when I saw it available for free onPrime reading because a It was free and I was between books, b I am a fan of the legal thriller genre, c the author is from my home state, and d the setting is less than an hour s drive from my former middle Tennessee home Given all those things, I was hoping for something like the late Scott Pratt s Joe Dillard series I was very disappointed Firstly, I w Probably the worst book I ve read in 2020, for many reasons I decided to read this book when I saw it available for free onPrime reading because a It was free and I was between books, b I am a fan of the legal thriller genre, c the author is from my home state, and d the setting is less than an hour s drive from my former middle Tennessee home Given all those things, I was hoping for something like the late Scott Pratt s Joe Dillard series I was very disappointed Firstly, I wouldn t recommend reading this without first reading the author s previous series Events of the past books are frequently intertwined with the plot of this book, and it s frequently a confusing read without that background Of course having read this mess of a novel, I am not the least bit tempted to backtrack Just wish I d understood that dependency beforehand Secondly, multiple elements of the plot are simply unbelievable I won t point them all out here, but by the time the last one was revealed SPOILER BEGIN wherein the baddest bad guy is revealed to be the son of one of the two protagonists SPOILER END I was so numbed to the stupidity of it all that I just didn t care any Finally, another major flaw with the book is that every single Caucasian male character is a bad guy, yet not a single non Caucasian male is portrayed as much less than heroic Am I hyper sensitive to this Probably, but it s a recurring theme that has infected nearly every part of the media in the past 10 years or so, and frankly I m sick of it Dear author and readers, would you like to see fewer one star reviews of your work reading material How about abalanced treatment of ALL people If I want to see your kind of bias, I ll just watch CNN or MSNBC I thought people from Alabama knew better