Love Law & Order? Big on Boston Legal? Crazy for Court TV? That’s nice.
Now get ready for a riveting look at a different (and real) side of criminal law.
Indefensible: One Lawyer’s Journey into the Inferno of American Justice is a brilliant legal thriller that also happens to be a memoir.
Defense attorney (think The Practice) David Feige takes readers through one gripping, grueling day in the life of a public defender — the impassioned crusader who stands up for criminals (because they’ve got a broader notion of justice than the one on Perry Mason).
A former trial chief for the Bronx Defenders (a not-for-profit legal aid organization in NYC’s toughest borough), Feige’s got a heart the size of Shea Stadium and a lawyer’s gift of gab. He makes an eloquent case for how our convoluted system too often fails to render anything remotely resembling justice.
The tales of his colleagues and clients (guilty and innocent) will make you laugh out loud — and break your heart.
Verdict? A searing indictment wrapped in a sizzling summer read.
You might say it’d be a crime not to enjoy this one.
Available online at amazon.com.