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Special Circumstances | [Sheldon Siegel]

Special Circumstances

Mike Daley is an ex-priest, ex-public defender, ex-husband, and most recently an ex-partner at Simpson & Gates, a prominent San Francisco law firm. He's on his own and setting up a private practice on the wrong side of town. Then his best friend and former colleague is charged with a brutal double murder involving one of Simpson & Gates's most powerful partners and a young associate. Mike's got to clear his friend's name, but time is running out.
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Mike Daley is an ex-priest, ex-public defender, ex-husband, and most recently an ex-partner at Simpson & Gates, a prominent San Francisco law firm. He's on his own and setting up a private practice on the wrong side of town. Then his best friend and former colleague is charged with a brutal double murder involving one of Simpson & Gates's most powerful partners and a young associate. Although the police find a suicide note, they do not believe its authenticity. They think they have their killer, and Daley has to prove them wrong. Along the way Daley begins to discover dirty secrets that the firm has been hiding and his friend has a lot to hide, too. Brilliantly paced with energy, wit, and suspense, Special Circumstances reminds us why we love to hate lawyers but love a great courtroom drama.

©2000 by Sheldon Siegel; (P)2000 Random House, Inc.; Original Cover Design by Belinda Huey

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"...quite simply a well-written example of the genre." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Murdo EDINBURGHUnited Kingdom 11-28-04
    Murdo EDINBURGHUnited Kingdom 11-28-04 Member Since 2003
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    "Fine story bizarrely read"

    Sheldon Siegel is a good storyteller, and his central characters Mike Daley and his ex wife partner Rosie are excellent. He writes with pace and humour, and his courtrooms scenes do exactly what they are designed to do - move the story forward in an entertaining way. I thoroughly enjoyed this but I deducted a star because of the reading, which was eccentric at best. The reader's characterisation of the voices of Skipper Gates and the judge were just bizarre and a bit offputting. Otherwise, great stuff.

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    sf mommy 99 San Francisco, CA USA 02-24-05
    sf mommy 99 San Francisco, CA USA 02-24-05 Listener Since 2003

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    "Loved the story, reader was distracting"

    OK, I am a very kind person, and if a reader isn't great, I usually don't say anything. But this reader is so bad it is distracting. Bless him, he is trying to do a lot of character voices and that must be difficult. But the accents are truly weird - one of the main characters goes from sounding asian, new york, yiddish then elderly in one sentence. And the other characters are no better (but when the reader uses his own voice as narration, he's great) In addition, the reader puts very very odd emphasis on words - eg. instead of saying "reception" he says "reCEP...tion" and on and on. Anyway, love the story, I"m a lawyer in SF so it was very fun to hear. Just be prepared for the lousy reading.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jodee Bloomingdale, MI, USA 04-10-10
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    Reasonable start to a possible series. OK but not terrific. Maybe it was the abridgement, but no reason to love the character who could appear again.
    I was EXTREMELY disappointed by Dukes' narration of minority and regional characters. Stereotypical, disrespectful and distracting.

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