You can pick your friends, they say, but you can't pick your family. And lately, Mike Daley's family has been keeping him very busy. An ex-priest, ex-public defender, and ex-corporate lawyer, Daley and his former wife, Rosie Fernandez, now run their own San Francisco criminal defense firm. Most of their cases are fairly small-time, which is why it would be surprising that the person accused of murdering movie director Richard (Big Dick) MacArthur is calling them - except that the accused is Rosie's own niece, Angelina. That case is bad enough, but the family problems don't end there: Rosie's brother, Tony, may be on the wrong end of a strong-arm graft proposal; the son of one of the firm's lawyers has just been busted on a drug charge; Mike is having a clandestine affair with a woman judge... and Rosie herself has a dark secret that may make all of it seem irrelevant.
An intricate plot, immensely likeable characters, powerful suspense, and more than a touch of humor-these have already become Siegel's hallmarks. Criminal Intent will keep you turning pages until its final, surprising end.
©2002 Sheldon M. Siegel, Inc. (P)2012 Sheldon M. Siegel, Inc.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Criminal Intent is Book 3 in the seven book Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez legal thriller series. The first 5 books are available in audiobook format and all seven are available in Kindle ebook format. Audible does not list this series as a series. The novels were released between 2000 and 2010 inclusive. The novels in order written are Special Circumstances, Incriminating Evidence, Criminal Intent, Final Verdict, The Confession, Judgement Day, and Perfect Alibi. Daley and Fernandez are law partners who were once married but now divorced. Daley is also an ex-priest. The pair have a 10 year old daughter.
Criminal Intent is an excellent legal thriller, but in my view it is the weakest novel in the superb seven book series. The intrigue is over the top.
I recommend the entire Daley/Fernandez series.
Loved it. Really enjoyed the main characters. It felt like you knew them. Good storyline and full of intrigue.
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