Yale Law School graduate Justin Peacock's legal experience serves him well for this intense novel in the tradition of such genre luminaries as Scott Turow and Richard Price. A Cure for Night features Joel Deveraux, a former corporate-law hotshot whose downward slide finds him plying his trade at Brooklyn's Public Defender's office. Thrust into a high-profile case involving black-on-white crime, Joel quickly discovers he is in over his head.
Three construction workers are dead. The concrete floor three hundred feet up in the controversial Aurora Tower condo development in Soho collapsed, hurling them to their deaths. The developer, Roth Properties, the family-owned fiefdom of the famously abrasive Simon Roth, faces a vast tangle of legal problems, including allegations of mob connections and governmental improprieties -- i.e., bribery.