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Author: Mark Gimenez Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Series:The Scott Fenney Series Release Date: October 2005 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781415929247

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WHAT IF you had to choose between: your seven-figure salary your fancy house in the exclusive suburb your memberships at a posh health club and even posher country club your marriage (not your soul; you’ve been renting it out for so long, it’s as good as sold) and doing the right thing And what if in doing the right thing, all of the above still wasn’t enough and you risked having to pay the ultimate price? This is the choice that Scott Fenney faces when he’s assigned a political hot potato of a pro bono defense case in Mark Gimenez’s debut legal thriller, The Color of Law. A poor-boy college football hero turned successful partner at a prominent Dallas firm—who long ago checked his conscience at the door—catches a case that forces him to choose between his enviable lifestyle and doing the right thing in this masterful debut legal thriller. Clark McCall, ne’er-do-well son of Texas millionaire senator and presidential hopeful Mack McCall, puts a major crimp in his father’s election plans when he winds up murdered—apparently by Shawanda Jones, a heroin-addicted hooker—after a tawdry night of booze, drugs, and rough sex. Scott Fenney, who’s worked his way to being a partner at an elite Dallas law firm, is assigned to provide Shawanda’s pro bono defense after the federal judge on the case hears him deliver an inspiring, altruistic—and completely insincere—speech to the local bar association. Scott plans to farm the case out to an old law school buddy, do-good-attorney Bobby Herrin. But his plans go awry when Shawanda puts her foot down in court and refuses to be passed off to the lawyer she considers the lesser attorney. As the case unfolds, pressure is exerted on Scott to deter him from being too aggressive in his defense of Shawanda. That pressure becomes palpable as Scott is slowly stripped of the things he’s come to care for most. Will he do the right thing—at a terrible cost—or the easy thing and keep his hard-earned fabulous life? With echoes of early John Grisham, THE COLOR OF LAW is a provocative page-turner that marks the stunning debut of a major new talent.

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Awards

  • A 2006 International Thriller Writers Award Nominee for Best First Novel

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    " This audiobook the Color of Law was very interesting however, unrealistic. I would definitely recommend it. "

    - Assata , 7/3/2020
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " easy read. you expect the ending. I liked all the references to Dallas because I lived there for a few years. Reminds you that money can't buy you happiness. "

    - Ginger, 2/13/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " a Grisham wannabe; predictable plot, but enjoyable characters. I'd recommend for entertainment value--not a great novel. The writer's abuse of To Kill a Mockinbird was a bit much. "

    - Leslie, 1/31/2014
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    " this was a surprising find in the second hand shop ... really enjoyed it. The links to 'To kill a mockingbird were fun'. "

    - Dee-Ann, 1/28/2014
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    " I thought this was a great book. Have the next one in the series and am getting ready to begin it. First book by Gimenez and am looking forward to reading more of his! "

    - Carol, 12/21/2013
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    " Ok book. Kind of Cinderella story. Easy read. "

    - Meghan, 12/18/2013
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    " Gimenez is another lawyer turned author and a good one. A. Scott Finney who has all the good things money can but loses everything to defend a black, heroin-addicted prostitute. "

    - Marty, 12/14/2013
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    " This was a really good book! "

    - Kathy, 11/18/2013
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    " It was fun that the story was set in Dallas. The ending was a bit 'Murder She Wrote' like but it was OK. "

    - Scott, 11/12/2013
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    " This is a quick and entertaining legal "thriller." About a lawyer going through some moral changes. One step above John Grisham. Good beach book. "

    - Kristin, 8/20/2013
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    " I enjoyed this novel from start to finish--and finished it in no time because it was so engaging. "

    - Kelvin, 7/31/2013
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    " Very engaging and enjoyable. Interesting well drawn-out characters, gripping plot; I can't find any fault with this book. "

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    " Love the references and similar themes to"To Kill a Mockingbird". "

    - Jo, 4/9/2013
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    " Court drama, a bit naive, but readable. "

    - Bookeraj, 12/24/2012
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    " Second time reading this book. Enjoyed it, though I am getting fed up with the number of books about lawyers who redeem themselves. Worth a look though. "

    - A.J., 12/22/2012
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    " A good read of a lawyer caught doing good. "

    - Marianne, 11/19/2012
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    " I really enjoyed this book. Just shows how easy things can go wrong and you can lose everything in the blink of an eye. "

    - Gail, 11/14/2012
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    " read it in a day at the pool - once again very easy reading "

    - Sandi, 8/19/2012
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    " pretty good...kind of predictable, but a heart-warming story. I can see it as a movie. Like the little girls' dialog. Realistic. "

    - Beth, 7/26/2012
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    " Really enjoyed this book ....kind of like the John Grisham novels. "

    - Carol, 6/21/2012
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    " This was my first Mark Gimenez and it was really impressive. I loved the Texan background and his skill in character development. Reminiscent at times of the late great John D MacDonald. "

    - John, 2/10/2012
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    " Listened to this one with Yvette on the drive from Tulsa, OK to Waynesboro, Virginia. Kept us awake and on the straight and narrow :-) Good story...good reader... "

    - Kimberly, 1/11/2012
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    " Good Book, very addictive. Lost my whole weekend :) Shows the dirty side of legal profession. "

    - Tanveer, 8/8/2011
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    " I really enjoyed this read from a first time novelist. It was a gripping suspense/legal thriller with the author paying homage to my favorite book, "To Kill a Mockingbird". "

    - Rebecca, 4/23/2011
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    " Really enjoyed this book ....kind of like the John Grisham novels. "

    - Carol, 1/26/2011
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    " It was fun that the story was set in Dallas. The ending was a bit 'Murder She Wrote' like but it was OK. "

    - Scott, 1/26/2011
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    " This was a "found" book. Had no expectations for it and found that I couldn't put it down. Would definitely read another by this author. "

    - Amey, 1/24/2011
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    - Judith, 1/2/2011
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    " Court drama, a bit naive, but readable. "

    - Bookeraj, 12/8/2010
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    " Love the references and similar themes to"To Kill a Mockingbird". "

    - Jo, 10/19/2010
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    " Reads like the early Grisham books. I really enjoyed it. "

    - Karen, 10/11/2010
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    " A good book with some great twists and turns. I think that this could be made into a really good movie. "

    - Jay, 9/24/2010
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    " Got this book from the library because the review described him as the next John Grisham (whom I think is a brilliant writer) , I personally feel he as got J-G beat with this novel. "

    - Ian, 9/18/2010
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    - Kelly, 8/25/2010
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    " I enjoyed reading the book! Although one could guess what would happen in most chapters, it is the way in which the story unfolds that I liked. I also got a short summary of To Kill a Mockingbird in one of the chapters! "

    - Aravind, 8/20/2010
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    - Jade, 8/14/2010
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    " Good Book, very addictive. Lost my whole weekend :) Shows the dirty side of legal profession. "

    - Tanveer, 7/27/2010
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About the Author

Mark Gimenez grew up in Galveston County, Texas. Once a partner at a major Dallas firm, he gave it up in order to start his own practice and to write. He lives outside Fort Worth with his wife and two sons.

About the Narrator

Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Trained at Boston University and the Guildhall in London, he has acted in television series and six feature films and has appeared in London’s West End. His audiobook narration has won him fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards.