- Copertina rigida: 480 pagine
- Editore: Sphere (6 ottobre 2016)
- Collana: A. Scott Fenney
- Lingua: Inglese
- ISBN-10: 0751567299
- ISBN-13: 978-0751567298
- Peso di spedizione: 839 g
- Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: n. 83.942 in Libri in altre lingue (Visualizza i Top 100 nella categoria Libri in altre lingue)
The Absence of Guilt (Inglese) Copertina rigida – 6 ott 2016
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Descrizione del libro
Mark Gimenez, author the massive international bestseller The Colour of Law, is back as superstar lawyer Scott A. Fenney takes the stand for an impossible case.
Mark Gimenez grew up in Galveston County, Texas. He attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, and earned a B.A. in Political Science with honors. He then attended Notre Dame Law School in Indiana and earned a J.D. degree magna cum laude. He practiced law with a large Dallas law firm and became a partner. After ten years, he left to practice solo and to write. He lives in Texas.
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More important than the reunion is the story of a terrorist threat to destroy the Dallas Cowboys's stadium during the Superbowl. (This is how you know The Absence of Guilt is pure fantasy: Gimenez has Tony Romo leading the Cowboys to a Superbowl appearance!) A bunch of local Muslims are rounded up and appear in Fenney's court. The trouble is, the government can't present a single piece of evidence tying the Muslims to a plot. Fenney has to rule on whether they can be held in custody, at least until after the Superbowl.
Gimenez's readers won't be surprised that he doesn't take a hard-line stance on the issues at hand. The Muslims don't elicit a lot of sympathy, but by presenting the extreme anti-Muslim point of view from some characters ("Islam is no longer a peaceful religion." "All Muslims are terrorists in waiting."), Gimenez gives Fenney the chance to take a more moderate view. Fenney even learns that a trusted member of his staff is Muslim.
On another issue, Fenney is called on to rule in an immigration decision. Should immigrants be granted amnesty? On both cases, Fenney has to balance his own opinion and emotional responses with political considerations and constitutional questions. Gimenez includes several lengthy passages of arguments and Fenney's decisions that make for thoughtful, informative reading, but he never lets these passages get in the way of the story.
Gimenez has a gift for tying together real-world, present-day issues with engaging stories in such a way that the reader has to think about multiple aspects of the issues. What seems to be black and white in many contexts ends up being not so clear in his novels. One thing is for sure: we can count on Fenney to make the right call. If Fenney keeps up the good work, he will land a spot on the Supreme Court.
(One other note that lets you know The Absence of Guilt is pure fantasy: Gimenez has Obama apologizing for releasing terrorists from Gitmo and taking the blame for the former prisoners going back to their ways as terrorist leaders. I just can't see Obama saying, "That was my bad." Gimenez apparently thinks more highly of Obama than I do! I think real-life Obama would more likely apologize to the Muslims for their imprisonment.)
Gimenez's readers will be delighted with The Absence of Guilt. It's one of his best. Fans of a good suspense novel with colorful, engaging characters and thoughtful, practical commentary on important current issues will similarly not be disappointed. The only drawback is the wait for Gimenez's next book!
The story is complex but understandable; you will have a hard time putting this book down as A. Scott (my favorite Gimenez character) goes up against true evil, and chillingly demonstrates how our freedoms are constrained by the very laws that keep us free.
I learned a lot, lost some sleep reading until the wee hours, and thoroughly enjoyed Gimenez' latest. I highly recommend this read, and hope we get to follow Scott in more books to come!
a few of the many examples (SPOILER ALERT!): Scott's 12 year old daughter taunts and laughs in the face of a terrorist with a sword to her neck??? Cat, the FBI Agent who is aching for a promotion but almost immediately pursues Scott romantically. ...She acknowledges she must be careful because any involvement could be career ending - yet their first 'get together' is in his living room with his daughters in the house (not to mention Scott, the over protective Dad doing this) and then starts SEXTING HIM.....are you kidding me???! Later Cat is on a manhunt through the neighborhood with Scott (& no other agents) & then all the Agents insist Scott come with them to chase the suspected terrorists through a sarin filled Arena.......gimme a break!!!.