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    Junior Member marty_mo's Avatar
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    I don't recall the title or the author. :oops: I read this book in the early 90's and after seeing the mention of another author here I thought maybe someone would recognize the story line.

    What I recall about the book was that this was the first book for this author. The main character is a lawyer who is an alcoholic and down and out on his luck. His client was accused of murder and there was a motorcycle gang in the book.

    I recall enjoying the book and had plans for keeping tabs for a second book but at the time I was in college and the name was probably written in a notebook that is long gone. Sooooo...if this rings a bell with anyone I would appreciate the title of the book or the author, I know it is a HUGE LONG SHOT...thx.

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    I have called my local library, told them the story line, after a quick discussion with a co-worker she told me the name of the book and author LOL not only a good memory but she said it was just "part of their job" :D :D :D

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    Amma I've tried that...in fact I've tried several libraries over the years...lol.

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    Sorry, that doesn't ring a bell, and I read a lot. I will have to keep my eyes open!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I have called my local library, told them the story line, after a quick discussion with a co-worker she told me the name of the book and author LOL not only a good memory but she said it was just "part of their job" :D :D :D
    Ummmmm so what IS the name of the book and the author???

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    Could it be Shadow of a Doubt by William Jeremiah Coughlin? That was published in the early '90s, had an alcoholic down-and-out lawyer with a client accused of murder. Seems to be his first novel. I haven't read it, so I don't know if there's a motorcycle gang, but take a look:
    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Sha...?itm=10&usri=1
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    http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/c/...w-of-doubt.htm

    If that's not it...

    Okay, you're certain this was the author's first book. Do you happen to know if the author later wrote other books? Did it maybe become the first in a series?

    Would you classify this as a legal thriller, mystery, slice-of-life, literary, mainstream or some other genre? It is fiction, a novel, right?

    You read it in the early '90s. Was it fairly new/recently published then, or might it have been published in the '80s, '70s or before that?


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    Thanks Lisaanne ~ this is not the same author but thanks for the name, I checked his books out online and like the story line. I will have to give him a read.

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    You're welcome, Marty_mo. If you answer the questions I posted, I might be able to help you track down the book.

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    What about John Grisham?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladybugquilter
    What about John Grisham?
    Grisham's first book was A Time to Kill, which did come out in 1992 but otherwise doesn't sound much like her description. The whole thing was about racism, which she didn't mention at all. http://search.barnesandnoble.com/A-T.../?itm=3&usri=a

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