The Color of Law
By Mark Gimenez
(Anchor, Mass Market Paperback, 9780307275004, 432pp.)
Publication Date: August 29, 2006
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A partner at a prominent law firm is forced to choose between his enviable lifestyle and doing the right thing. Former college football star Scott Fenney has worked his way to the top of the heap at the Dallas firm of Ford Stevens. But when Clark McCall, wayward son of a Texas politician, gets himself murdered after a night of booze, drugs, and rough sex, Scott is assigned to defend the prime suspect, a heroine-addicted hooker named Shawanda Jones. The powers that be want her convicted—and Scott’s future at the firm may depend on it. But unfortunately for Scott, Shwanada claims she’s innocent, and he believes her.
Mark Gimenez grew up in Galveston County, Texas. Once a partner at a major Dallas firm, Gimenez gave it up in order to start his own practice and to write. He lives outside Fort Worth with his wife and two sons.
"Move over John Grisham.... Mark Gimenez makes his debut with a legal thriller...that will keep you on the edge of your seat." –San Antonio Express-News"An unbeatable thriller with a lot of heart." –Texas Monthly“A delight.... Highly readable.... Gimenez’s portrait of Dallas is venomous, vivid and heartfelt.” –The Washington Post“A page-turner.... To Kill a Mockingbird with some Law & Order thrown in.” –Houston Press"Fast-paced and thought-provoking.... A well calibrated contemporary morality play." –The Arizona Republic