Leo Maxwell

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 63 ratings

Bear Is Broken Publisher's Summary

Everything seems backwards with this case: A lawyer falls victim to a crime, the police seem to be advocating for the wrong side of the law, and young attorney Leo Maxwell is forced to do an investigator’s job in pursuit of the man who tried to kill his brother.

Leo had been raised by his older brother, Teddy, a top criminal lawyer both renowned and notorious for his talent and ruthlessness. Though different in character and viewpoint, Leo always tried to emulate Teddy, striving to be recognized by his brother as a fellow lawyer in his own right.

The two are at lunch when Teddy, supposed to give the closing argument of his current trial that afternoon, is shot - in public, in the middle of the bar. But the shooter escapes without Leo catching even a glimpse of him. While Teddy lies in a coma, Leo searches for the shooter, soon realizing that the list of possible suspects is much larger than he could have possibly imagined.

©2013 Lachlan Smith. Recorded by arrangement with Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove/Atlantic, Inc. (P)2013 HighBridge Company
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  • Book 1

    • Bear Is Broken

    • A Ted Maxwell Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Lachlan Smith
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Leo had been raised by his older brother, Teddy, a top criminal lawyer both renowned and notorious for his talent and ruthlessness. Though different in character and viewpoint, Leo always tried to emulate Teddy, striving to be recognized by his brother as a fellow lawyer in his own right. The two are at lunch when Teddy, supposed to give the closing argument of his current trial that afternoon, is shot - in public, in the middle of the bar. But the shooter escapes without Leo catching even a glimpse of him.

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 2

    • Lion Plays Rough

    • Book 2
    • By: Lachlan Smith
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Leo Maxwell thinks he's found a career-making case when a mysterious woman nearly runs him down, then appears at his office to hire him to defend her brother on a murder charge. One problem: Leo hasn't actually met the client when he sets out to investigate what seems like a hot tip on a burgeoning scandal in the Oakland Police Department. When he presents evidence of deep-set corruption in the Department to the District Attorney's office, he quickly learns that all is not as it seems, beginning with Leo's client and the alluring woman who hired him.

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 3

    • Fox Is Framed

    • A Leo Maxwell Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Lachlan Smith
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Faced with evidence of stunning prosecutorial misconduct, a San Francisco judge has ordered a new trial for the Maxwell brothers' father, Lawrence, who was convicted of killing their mother 21 years before. A prison snitch soon turns up dead, with Lawrence the only suspect, and Leo teams up with hotshot attorney Nina Schuyler to defend Lawrence against murder charges both old and new.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • best ever

    • By patriotfan on 07-10-15

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 4

    • Panther's Prey

    • A Leo Maxwell Mystery
    • By: Lachlan Smith
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    After working to free his father from prison in Fox Is Framed, Leo has now left private practice and is working as a public defender in San Francisco. He and his cocounsel, Jordan Walker, are in the midst of trial, brilliantly defending Randall Rodrigues, a mentally ill homeless man whom they contend falsely confessed to the rape of a young San Francisco socialite. After their client is acquitted, Leo and Jordan fall into an intense relationship - until Jordan is found brutally raped and murdered in her apartment.

    Regular price: $20.99