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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (144 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Sheehan Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jack Tobin Series Release Date: April 2008 ISBN: 9781400176632
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Growing up on the mean streets of New York City, Johnny and Mikey always had each other’s back. Mikey was a loyal friend, but even he knew that Johnny was headed for bigger things. That’s why he dubbed him the “Mayor of Lexington Avenue.”

The two friends were inseparable—until one fateful night set them on their different paths: Johnny to life as a high-powered lawyer in Miami, and Mikey to a shattered existence behind bars. Now, haunted by guilt over Mikey’s conviction, and numbed by the excesses of a successful life, Johnny finds his one last shot at redemption: a young Florida man is framed for a murder he didn’t commit, and Johnny feels compelled to fight for him—and, in a way, for Mikey. But there are powerful people who want the truth hidden, and Johnny will have to risk everything and everyone he cares about to save the young man … and himself.

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  • “Here’s a legal thriller that’s so good it instantly leaves Grisham and the gang choking on its dust…This is a terrific novel, a genuine literary achievement.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 1/11/2014

    " Good storyline for the author's first book. Takes place in florida, so includes descriptions of the country streams, lakes, etc. that make Florida so tropical! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ramon | 1/7/2014

    " Most of my books reviews will have this disclaimer. Most of the books in my library are audiobooks. I prefer audiobooks especially on long trips. I feel that if the book is that bad at least my time was not a complete waste. With that said I found this one at the local library. I liked it. The book took some unexpected turns which I like in a book and there was justice in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 1/5/2014

    " Jack Tobin is a very interesting character. I read this series in reverse order so it was interesting to get Jack's story from the beginning. I'm adding James Sheehan to my favorite author's list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phyllis | 1/5/2014

    " I liked the characters, the format, and ... especially ... the setting of the book. I will read more by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 12/31/2013

    " Excellent story, great courtroom thriller. Thouroughly enjoyed this book, really fine debut novel. I will certainly buy future novels from this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue Ansell | 12/22/2013

    " Very good book especially for a first book by an author. A lot of twists and turns and kept you interested and on the edge of your chair. Unfortunately a very true book and makes you really think about capital punishment. I will look for other books by this author. Good book for book club! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Lou | 12/17/2013

    " A bit convoluted, but nevertheless a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 itpdx | 11/20/2013

    " A fun read, but I have a hard time believing that someone (the main character) can cut themselves off from their own humanity for decades and then suddenly do an about-face. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al Menaster | 11/19/2013

    " Weird book. First 165 pages barely readable. Page 167 to end, very good. Middle third of this book terrific, incredible plot twist, full trial in third part. I recommend skipping first 165 pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 11/13/2013

    " This is one of the best books I have read recently. Sheehan's follow-up to this book is "The Law of Second Chances" which is also a must-read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Avary | 4/10/2013

    " Good guys win -- with a twist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 1/22/2013

    " A very interesting mystery. I wish Sheehan has written more books about this character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Gullickson | 6/29/2012

    " I'm not sure how I 'stumbled' upon this author, but WOW... I'm glad I did. I listened to this book as an audible & the narrator (Dick Hill), as always, does a great job. This book has such great emotion & meaning. Stick with the book; it's a great adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 6/21/2012

    " author & publisher spoke to bookclub "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jim | 3/31/2012

    " I got about a quarter of the way through this & just gave up. It was too predictable & the reader wasn't doing that much for me. I doubt I'd like it as a regular book, either. I couldn't care less about anyone involved. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin | 3/18/2012

    " Great book. Couldn't put it down "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy Shaiebly | 1/6/2012

    " touching story about childhood friends, with plenty of twists and turns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig Meads | 12/29/2011

    " While this was a very good book, it's very derivitive of Elmore Leonard and John Grisham. However there are a lot worse books you can read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 2/10/2011

    " Good legal thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 1/29/2011

    " Sophisticated plot twists tangle complicated characters.

    Jack Tobin is an attractive, intellectual mensch, well ... what's Irish for 'mensch'? A great read - no wonder it did so well in the crime/legal/mystery mass market. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 6/20/2010

    " While this was a very good book, it's very derivitive of Elmore Leonard and John Grisham. However there are a lot worse books you can read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Lou | 6/2/2009

    " A bit convoluted, but nevertheless a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin | 2/11/2009

    " Great book. Couldn't put it down "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 10/30/2008

    " This is one of the best books I have read recently. Sheehan's follow-up to this book is "The Law of Second Chances" which is also a must-read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 4/14/2008

    " Excellent story, great courtroom thriller. Thouroughly enjoyed this book, really fine debut novel. I will certainly buy future novels from this author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 itpdx | 10/18/2007

    " A fun read, but I have a hard time believing that someone (the main character) can cut themselves off from their own humanity for decades and then suddenly do an about-face. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 5/1/2007

    " Good storyline for the author's first book. Takes place in florida, so includes descriptions of the country streams, lakes, etc. that make Florida so tropical!
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About the Author
Author James Sheehan

James Sheehan is the author of The Mayor of Lexington Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. He was a successful trial attorney for thirty years and currently teaches trial law and is the director of the Tampa Law Institute at Stetson University College of Law in Tampa, Florida.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.