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5.0 out of 5 stars
An absolutely smashing and absorbing read...., 31 Aug 2009
Its rare a book exceeds the "hype" of the reviews upon its cover. This one in my opinion does by a mile.
In style its a cross between "Rumploe" infused I thought with shades of "it should not happen to a vet". The book takes you into the murky machievellian world of the pupil barrister and is set in the context of the "dog eat dog" world of unnatural selection to the holy grail of a full time place in a set of barristers chambers.
The author is a well regarded Barrister in his own right and his skill in writing is very evident. The characters are sharply defined , the plot swift and precise . Where the book to my mind really excelled was in depicting the relationships between Solicitors and Barristers and had some smashing laugh out loud moments where the exchange between the Barristers and Judges was depicted.
The book was addictive. Once started I did not want to put it down and that for me is rare. I can see this story as a television series and I hope the author reads this post and gets another book out soon because Rumpoles author is so sadly no longer with us but Rumpoles successor has I think secured his place in Chambers and I predict a good career ahead.....
Buy this book its worth EVERY penny.