Hot Shot by Sheldon Siegel (4 out of 5)

I’ve been singing this guy’s praises since Stacy at Crown Books got me into him when I started there. Her description of Sheldon Siegel was “like John Grisham but better. More personal”. All these years later, I’m still reading him. The Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez novels are give & take in the best of ways. If you like your legalese with a touch of humanity, Sheldon Siegel’s books are worth a look.

The latest book in the series finds Mike Daley, our Public Defender, having to defend Lexy Low, a young woman with a profile on San Francisco’s sugar daddy hookup site. One of her sugar daddies is billionaire/start-up founder and area sleazebag Jeff Kent. After one of their hookups, Kent ends up dead, ala John Belushi, after Lexy shoots him up with a lethal hot shot of heroin. Lexy maintains her innocence, and although the evidence seems stacked against her, Mike takes the case and runs with it. While there were many scenarios right out of the daily news, there were a lot of twists and turns I was surprised by. And obviously Mike and Rosie continue to be compelling characters, so it didn’t get old fast. You can count on Siegel for a quick and satisfying read, and he delivers yet another winner. The book is out now and available from Amazon.

~ by generationgbooks on July 21, 2019.

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