Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez Legal Thrillers

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,946 ratings

Special Circumstances Publisher's Summary

Debut author Sheldon Siegel bursts into the legal thriller arena with a riveting courtroom drama, exposing the world of big-time law firms and lawyers in a fresh, sharp-witted, wonderfully sardonic novel.

Meet Mike Daley. Ex-priest. Ex-public defender. And as of yesterday, ex-partner in one of San Francisco's most prominent law firms. Today he's out on his own, setting up practice on the wrong side of town. Then his best friend and former colleague is charged with a brutal double murder, and Daley is instantly catapulted into a high-profile investigation involving the prestigious law firm that just booted him.

As he prepares his case, Daley uncovers the firm's dirtiest secrets. It doesn't take long for him to discover that in this trial, ambition, friendship, greed, and long-standing grudges will play just as important a role as truth and justice.

Brilliantly paced, crackling with energy and suspense, Special Circumstances reminds us why we love to hate lawyers - but can't get enough of courtroom drama when it's done this well.

©2000 Sheldon M. Siegel, Inc. (P)2017 Sheldon M. Siegel, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Special Circumstances

    • Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez Legal Thriller, Book 1
    • By: Sheldon Siegel
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 977
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 973

    Meet Mike Daley. Ex-priest. Ex-public defender. And as of yesterday, ex-partner in one of San Francisco's most prominent law firms. Today he's out on his own, setting up practice on the wrong side of town. Then his best friend and former colleague is charged with a brutal double murder, and Daley is instantly catapulted into a high-profile investigation involving the prestigious law firm that just booted him. As he prepares his case, Daley uncovers the firm's dirtiest secrets.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Just a Really Good Listen

    • By Ted on 06-25-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Incriminating Evidence

    • Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez Legal Thriller, Book 2
    • By: Sheldon Siegel
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 405

    It starts with a phone call Mike Daley never expected, from District Attorney Prentice Marshall Gates III, San Francisco's chief law enforcement officer and front-runner candidate for California attorney general. Friends they're not, but Gates needs Daley now - badly. He's just been arrested. A couple of hours earlier he woke up in his hotel room and found the dead body of a young male prostitute in the bed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Formulaic to the max

    • By SRynas on 05-27-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Criminal Intent

    • By: Sheldon Siegel
    • Narrated by: Bill Godfrey
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 288
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 264

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Want Entertainment? Buy This

    • By Ted on 04-25-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • The Final Verdict

    • By: Sheldon Siegel
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253

    When Leon Walker calls the husband-and-wife legal team of Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez, this is not good news. Walker was the man who ruined their marriage years ago. When Mike defended Walker against murder charges arising out of a stickup-gone-bad, Rosie fought about it with Mike so much that it drove a wedge between them. Now, Walker has returned, and he's got a new murder pinned to his back.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best in the series...

    • By shelley on 12-04-17

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 5

    • The Confession

    • By: Sheldon Siegel
    • Narrated by: Sam Guncler
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    Mike Daley doesn't go to confession much since he left the priesthood twenty years ago and became a lawyer, but that doesn't stop his old friend, Father Ramon Aguirre, from trying to get him there. "It wouldn't kill you to go to church once in a while," he tells Mike. But it does kill someone. For several months, a ruinous sexual harassment suit has been building against the San Francisco Catholic Archdiocese, and when the plaintiff's lawyer is found dead, an almost audible sigh of relief is heard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Legal Thriller

    • By R. Pontiflet on 06-12-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 6

    • Judgment Day

    • Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez, Book 6
    • By: Sheldon Siegel
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165

    As husband and wife, Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez couldn't make it work. But as partners in one of San Francisco's most tenacious law firms, Daley and Fernandez make one hell of a team. Judgment Day finds the ex-spouses tackling their most difficult case yet. Called in at the last minute to try to stop the execution of Nathan Fineman, a former mob lawyer convicted of murdering three people in the back room of Chinatown's notorious Golden Dragon Restaurant, Mike and Rosie must race the clock.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Innocent & on death row...

    • By shelley on 11-23-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7

    • Perfect Alibi

    • Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez, Book 7
    • By: Sheldon Siegel
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    Mike and Rosie learn that their daughter's boyfriend has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his father. Bobby Fairchild claims to have found his father's body upon returning home from a date with Grace. The police, who found Bobby at the scene of the crime holding the murder weapon, contend that his parents' acrimonious divorce sent the boy over the edge. With their daughter as Bobby's only alibi, Mike and Rosie take the case and uncover a sex scandal that takes them down San Francisco's darkest alleys.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I've been binge listening!

    • By Dr. Meggin McIntosh on 09-21-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 8

    • Felony Murder Rule

    • Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez Legal Thriller, Book 8
    • By: Sheldon Siegel
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200

    Mike Daley and ex-wife Rosie Fernandez face new challenges and stare down old demons as they return to work at the San Francisco Public Defender's Office where they had started their careers and their relationship 20 years earlier. Mike and Rosie are now the co-heads of the Felony Division, where they spend more time running the office and supervising younger attorneys than trying cases. That changes quickly when Mike is visited by Melinda Nguyen, whose son, Thomas, is about to go on trial for murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You Don't Have To Pull The Trigger!!

    • By R. Pontiflet on 06-17-17

    Regular price: $19.95