Things aren t going well for Grayson Hernandez. Just graduated from a fourth-tier law school, he s drowning in student debt. The only job he can find is as a messenger at the Supreme Court, where he s forced to watch the best and the brightest from the outside the elite group of lawyers who serve as the justices law clerks.Read more...
Things aren t going well for Grayson Hernandez. Just graduated from a fourth-tier law school, he s drowning in student debt. The only job he can find is as a messenger at the Supreme Court, where he s forced to watch the best and the brightest from the outside the elite group of lawyers who serve as the justices law clerks.
When Gray intervenes in a violent mugging, he finds himself in the good graces of the victim: the Chief Justice of the United States. Gray soon finds himself the newest and unlikeliest law clerk at the Supreme Court. It s another world: highbrow debates over justice and the law in the inner sanctum of the nation s highest court; upscale dinners with his new friends; attention from Lauren, the lead clerk whom he can t stop thinking about.
But just as Gray begins to settle in to his new life, FBI Special Agent Emma Milstein approaches him with an offer. Convinced that a murderer is on the loose, the FBI wants Grey to be their eyes and ears on the inside.
Gray begins looking into the private lives of his fellow law clerks and justices. Just when he thinks he s uncovered a link between all the killings, the authorities turn their sights on him. Helped by Samantha and his boyhood-friend-turned-criminal, Arturo, Gray must uncover the murderer before they strike again in this thrilling high-stakes story of power and revenge by Washington, D.C. lawyer-turned-author Anthony Franze."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2017-01-16
- Reviewer: Staff
The hero of this implausible legal Cinderella story from Franze (The Advocates Daughter) is Grayson Hernandez, graduate of a fourth-rate law school who has managed only to find work as a mailroom clerk in the United States Supreme Court. Then, one day after his shift, Gray enters the courts parking garage, where he interrupts an assault and saves the life of Chief Justice Edgar Douglas. As a reward, Douglas makes Gray one of his law clerks, a position in which Gray will be directly involved in drafting memos and opinions on the most pressing legal issues of the day. Meanwhile, dogged FBI special agent Emma Milstein suspects that the attack on Douglas is part of a horrific series of crimes that include the murders of a defense attorney and her family, a fatal fire at a movie theater, and the killing of a convenience store clerk, all committed on the fifth of the month. Predictably, Gray decides to do his own detecting and places his life at risk. Thin characters dont make suspending disbelief any easier. Agent: Lisa Erbach Vance, Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency. (Mar.)