The color of law : a novel / Mark Gimenez.

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      GIMENEZ, M. The color of law : a novel. 1st ed. [s. l.]: Doubleday, 2005. ISBN 0385516738. Disponível em: Acesso em: 10 abr. 2020.
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      Gimenez M. The Color of Law : A Novel. 1st ed. Doubleday; 2005. Accessed April 10, 2020.
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      Gimenez, M. (2005). The color of law : a novel (1st ed.). Doubleday.
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      Gimenez, Mark. The Color of Law : A Novel. 1st ed. Doubleday, 2005.
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Booklist Reviews 2005 August #1

/*Starred Review*/ Did someone pass John Grisham's Law when we weren't looking: Only survivors of law firms can write legal thrillers. Gimenez, former partner at a major Dallas law firm and current lone-wolf attorney in a single practice, not only boasts all the right credentials but also delivers an authentically creepy debut novel. A big part of this thriller's appeal is its moral backbone. The hero, former college-football legend and current corporate lawyer Scott Fenney, has struck a Faustian bargain--his whole life for billable hours--the cost of which is encapsulated when he signs an agreement to terminate the tenure of a friend in the firm who has lost his worth by losing a big client. Fenney's own fate turns when he makes a speech praising Atticus Finch, and a federal judge takes him at his word, ordering him to defend a black prostitute accused of murdering the ne'er-do-well son of a Texas senator and presidential candidate. The judge's whim is bad for the firm, bad for the senator, and bad for Scott, whose fortunes start to take a dive. This is a well-calibrated contemporary morality play, set in get-rich-quick Dallas, with tours of country clubs and gated communities, and knowledgeable forays into Darwinian legal tactics. Gimenez also gives us a hateful character who becomes more sympathetic the more he fails. Fast-paced and thought-provoking fare. ((Reviewed August 2005)) Copyright 2005 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2005 June #1

Lawyer Scott Fenney, who long ago dumped his principles, isn't exactly thrilled when he is appointed to defend the drug-addicted prostitute said to have murdered a Texas senator's bad-boy son. But when the senator retaliates, Fenney gets imbued all over again. A debut for lawyer Gimenez. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

LJ Reviews 2005 July #1

Wildly successful Dallas attorney A. Scott Fenney is on top of the world, using his creative legal skills to score verdict after verdict for his corporate clients and a trophy lifestyle for himself and his family. After emphatically espousing the all-American legal ideal of safeguarding the rights of the innocent in a speech before the state bar association, he's assigned by a prominent judge to defend Shawanda Jones, a prostitute accused of murdering the troubled son of a Texas senator with his eye on the White House. Forced to reconcile his words with his actions, Fenney must confront his long-held assumptions about what's fair and what's right. First novelist Gimenez draws on his experience as an attorney in this taut legal thriller that echoes To Kill a Mockingbird. With fast-paced and edgy prose, dramatic tete-a-tetes between attorneys, and an explosive courtroom conclusion, Gimenez effectively weaves elements of race, class, and justice into a story of a lawyer who rediscovers the difference between doing good and doing well. Strongly recommended for most public libraries. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 6/1/05.]-Amy Brozio-Andrews, Albany P.L., NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

PW Reviews 2005 July #4

A. Scott Fenney, the hotshot young Dallas attorney of Gimenez's debut, has a beautiful house, an idle, social-climbing wife and a spoiled daughter; his most lucrative client is local magnate Tom Dibrell, whom he regularly rescues from sexual harassment suits. When Clark McCall, the no-account son of Texas' senior senator (and presidential hopeful), is murdered, Fenney is forced by his firm to pro bono the suspect, heroin-addicted prostitute Shawanda Jones. While admitting to the crime, Jones claims it was self-defense, and refuses to plead out to avoid the death penaltyÄgiving Fenney fits. With Jones's life on the line, Fenney agonizes about whether he can do the trial, losing wife, job, and country club membership as he slowly uncovers the truth about McCall. Along the way, Fenney takes custody of Jones's precocious daughter, Pajamae, in a cross-cultural subplot with more clich‚ than life-lesson. A former Dallas attorney, Gimenez offers an entertaining window onto the city's legal world, but he telegraphs most of the story, and his attempts at negotiating Dallas's race and class conflicts fall flat; whether platitudinous or wise-cracking, the minor characters unintentionally reinforce the stereotypes the book works so hard to combat. Agent, Liv Blumer. (On sale Oct. 18Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.