Published by Joe McCray on Smashwords
Copyright (c) 2011 by Joe McCray
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The general rule, not to be lightly ignored, is that a novel must stand by itself – be whatever it is. Bolstering its contents with comments by the author is seen as self-serving claptrap. But...
Fiction generated for the last two or three decades under the supposed genre of "Legal Thriller" has, I think, more often than not misrepresented lawyers and the private practice of law. Even novels, in my view, have to accurately reflect life and institutions. Stories, like this one, that take place within the context of something as present in American life as the law need to account for what really goes on. To do otherwise fails the fundamental obligation of literature to illuminate.