This is a better book than 'The Colour of Law' and, given that the book is pushing 600 pages, it is a story which is easily read. It would be better for new readers to start with the previous book, since just about all the characters - certainly the main ones - have background which relates very much to the first book. The author explains some of this as we go along but, even so, you need to catch the flavour and the style of writing, I think, the better to see where this book goes.
There is the still the same rather simplistic attitude to relationships which in real life just wouldn't pan out like that. However, it's an intriguing story as Scott Fenney acts as his ex-wife's defence lawyer, the wife being accused of her boyfriend's murder. Did she or didn't she? As the story unfolds, the number of people who could be considered as alternatives mount up, unlike, for a change, the body count.
It seems the boyfriend is not all he tries to portray to the general public. His off-course antics during the major golf tournaments in the US present a somewhat different picture. In fact, if you are a golfing fan, you'll probably enjoy the book even more. I'm not but it didn't put me off the the main thrust of the investigation.
The author is at his best in the court room scenes. These, however, take place towards the end of the book but it's an enjoyable read to that point and a better one after that.
It's probable that the character of Scott Fenney has gone as far as it can but as for Rebecca Fenney, his ex-wife, maybe there's another story looming. Could be quite an event.