Like some other readers who've posted reviews of Robert Dugoni's books, I found him almost accidentally: Amazon offered the first of his Tracy Crosswhite series for free, and I was immediately hooked: I finished all of those (and pre-ordered the next one, due this September), then turned to the David Sloane books. I've now finished all of those, damn it. I spent 30 years lawyering, and I suppose that's part of the appeal of this series: Dugoni does a fine job accurately depicting the atmosphere of court rooms, good, and bad, judges, prosecutors and lawyers. But really, the true appeal here is his accurately depicting our human condition. I've lost a child, I've had troubled relationships with my children, all healed over time, thank God, and in general, I've experienced much of what Dugoni puts his characters through, and, just like his courtroom sketches, he nails it all.
Your results may differ of course, but for me, I find these books to provide gripping plot lines, excellent writing, and a chance to emotionally connect with his characters, and even a few new perspectives that provide solace over some of the losses I've experienced over the decades. These are wise books, and they're fun as hell to read.