Author – Bill Sage
Genre – Legal, Crime, Thriller
355 Amazon Pages
Rating 4 stars out of 5 Posted 5/24/17
No. 33 - 2017
My impressions: blatant liar, controlling, dangerous, brutal, evil, injustice, scumbag criminals.
Judge Al Roth – Judge in Orange County, California Superior Court.
Jake Gertner – Mob hit man with no conscience, enjoys intimidation and killing.
Linda – Roth’s naïve girlfriend, one of very few decent people in the story.
Judge Roth’s Law is the story of an anti-hero. Roth is a manipulative, self-serving egomaniac who can rationalize setting up a murder to protect his best friend who is a cold-blooded killer. He and Jake grew up aspiring to be like the geriatric members of the old Purple Gang they hung out with in Detroit. Some of the stories characters get the punishment they deserve while others escape justice and continue their murderous ways.
Roth continuously lies to Linda whom he professes to love and will marry. His actions toward her are totally controlling. But she accepts it.
The plot centers around a murder contract Jake Gertner failed to complete because the target was confined to jail for his own murder charge. Roth cooks up a plan to get the target freed on bond so he is accessible to Gertner.
The action is fast and entertaining with several involved plot twists.
A large number of fragmented, incomplete sentences are used, but I didn’t find them objectionable.
The editing is good with only a few minor errors. Sentence structure is good.
Details of court procedure indicate knowledge of the court system.
The plot is intense, complex and interesting.
Judge Roth’s Law is a well told tale where a fragment of justice is achieved illegally.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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