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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Under Oath by Margaret McLean

Under Oath is largely a courtroom drama.

"McLean's first novel takes the reader on a terrific journey through the machinations of Boston law. Under Fire is a compelling legal thriller with vivid characters, a realistic feel to the proceedings, and a case that ignites our interest practically on the first page. McLean, a law professor and former criminal prosecutor, knows her stuff and, even better, knows how to translate it to fiction."

 I didn't find the book the courtroom proceedings that believable, but evidently most people did.  

Not a bad way to spend an evening, but perhaps (for me, at least) not the best way, either.  I'll stick to John Lescroart for legal thrillers.

Fiction.  Courtroom Drama/Mystery.  2012.  380 pages.


  1. Sorry to see that this one didn't appeal to you. I am always on the lookout for a good courtroom drama and am finding fewer and fewer of them that seem all that realistic.

  2. Sam - My favorite courtroom series is Lescroart's Dismas Hardy series. The first one is Dead Irish; I haven't read that one yet, but will eventually. I've read all that the library has, though.