His client list consists of 11 more cases, one of which involves 24-year-old Peter Guevara, a teacher's aide arrested for sexually molesting three boys.
We are treated to his ongoing activities, dealing with various clients; with Rocco Alonzo, his gangster uncle; his lover, Eleanor Wellington Vernou, a lower Manhattan assistant district attorney; Brenda, his Legal Aid Society secretary ; and his newfound media ally, Vinnie Repolla, a Newsday (Long Island) reporter.
A beautiful blonde who was looking for Nick is found dead – murdered, apparently, thrown off a roof. Who is she? And why did she want to talk to Nick? Then, there's the case of The Spiderman Rapist, who'd scale the sides of buildings to get to his victims. A suspect who fits all the criteria is caught, and Nick is assigned to the case.
But after the Spiderman suspect passes a lie detector test, he falls out of a jail window to his death. Nick wants to find out why. Then, things come together. The blond. Spiderman. The death of the wrong suspect. Guevara. Something's going on, but what?
The Good Lawyer gives good explanations of, and an education in, the legal process, but all this is tempered by a few misspellings and wrong word choices (e.g., "comprised" for "composed," "where" for "were," "further for farther") ... all pet peeves of mine.
But ... it's a good book, and Thomas Benigno weaves a good story.
Landview Books (Paperback, $12.95 list)