The Professor (McMurtrie and Drake Legal Thrillers, #1)The Professor by Robert Bailey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Plot. Tom McMurtrie is a law professor forced into early retirement by nefarious nonsense that will give you characters to hate. Tom passes on a case to a brilliant young law student who eventually becomes his partner. Through the four novels, the two face life-and-death challenges, win huge cases, put killers in jail, and, by the end of the series, confront the demonic mind of a man they sent to death row. The creep is hell-bent on a “final reckoning” that will jeopardize Tom, his partner, friends, and family. All the while, Tom is battling cancer.

Liked. Loaded with tension. Each novel contains a beginning-middle-end but read them in sequence to glean the most from these stories, or you’ll miss out on some foreshadowing and character motive. Narration is good.

Not so hot. Well, it didn’t really bother me, but it will some. There are instances of violence, offensive language, and sex. But, in my opinion, nothing gratuitous, and it is character-centric. Just a part of real-life; some people are evil.

The McMurtrie and Drake Legal series consists of four full-length novels written by Robert Bailey and narrated by Eric G. Dove. These include Book 1 – The Professor, Book 2 – Between Black & White, Book 3 – The Last Trial, and Book 4 – The Final Reckoning. All four novels are in the area of 10-11 hours of listening, released from 2015 through 2019 by Brilliance Audio. Read the novels in sequence as most characters traverse through all four stories – you miss development.



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