Friday, February 14, 2014

Suzy's Case by Andy Siegel

Me, I’m guilty of the charge. Unethical Conduct.

At least I admit it.

My lawyer arrives no time too soon, because you never want to be seen standing in the vicinity of this building on Friday mornings, the day when the Disciplinary Committee conducts hearings stemming from serious unethical conduct alleged by the client. The purpose of the committee is to protect the public by ensuring attorney adherence to the ethical standards codified in the Rules of Professional Conduct, “The Rules.” That’s why I insisted on meeting my attorney near the corner.

Title: Suzy's Case
Author: Andy Siegel
ISBN: 9781451658781
Publisher: Scribner/2012
Pages: 352

Tug Tyler is a New York City personal injury and medical malpractice attorney. He gets a case as a referral and told that it is a loser. When he meets Suzy and her mother June, he knows he cannot give up on the six year girl. She has severe brain damage and spastic conditions. These are the result of sickle  cell anemia. It all began with something going wrong in a hospital six years ago. Suzy now has a brain of a two year old. Her mother is determined to win the case against the hospital.

Tug Tyler does not give up. He takes up the bigwigs. He is unethical at times, for bigger causes. He knows June needs to win the case in order to take care of Suzy for a very long time. Tug is load mouthed, obnoxious at times but he knows how to fight with dirty people. Those people who have big money and political connections.

There is a bit of suspense and the legal aspect made it a great reading. There is lot of twists and turns. The subject matter is serious. But the quirky way of handling it is done well. I quite liked Tug and look forward to read more novels involving him.


I am trying to catch up with my 2013 reviews....


Sandra Nachlinger said...

This sounds like a fascinating book. I like the way the author mentions unethical conduct in the opening. It makes me think there's going to be some unethical conduct in the story -- and from the synopsis, it sounds like there is!
Here's the link to my Friday post: STRONGER THAN THE REST.

JC Jones said...

Interesting beginning and book. Good luck on 2013 reviews. Hope you don't get as back logged as I do.

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews said...

Hi Gautami,

Although I am intrigued as to what unethical conduct has taken place, I am not sure that I would read this book based on the first lines alone. Add in that really descriptive synopsis though, and who could resist this powerful story.

It sounds as though you really enjoyed reading this one ... Tell me, are there any passing resemblances to the John Grisham style of writing and storylines?

I too am still working on reviews from 2013, meanwhile new review requests keep landing in my mail, so I am forever playing catch-up and probably always will be, if the truth be known.

Have a great weekend,


Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

Since I'm a lawyer, those first lines sent a chill up my spine! No lawyer wants to be facing a Bar ethics trial.

Thanks for posting in BBOF!