The Legal Limit
While Gates Hunt chose to fight his abusive father head-on, his younger brother, Mason, eventually escaped their...more
Full disclaimer: Judge Martin Clark is an incredibly gifted writer who has kindly given encouragement to others of us struggling to write. He has autographed books for me and been a prince to my former book group, s ...more
The plot is really kind of simple: two brothers grow up with an abusive father and the older brother protects the younger. Then on one fateful night the older brother commits a terrible crime and the younger brot ...more
This book is about having poor judgement and being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Two brothers are supposed to be cutting a tree for fire wood for their mom. The older brother decides to go deliver a dresser with his brother to his brothers girl friend. It's this one decision tha ...more
In this crime/legal thriller, Clark explores the boundaries between law and justice, sin and forgiveness, fraternal bonds and betrayal. Mason stands at the center of an ethical dilemma, but he is no less compelling than his brother, their mother, and even Mason's partner. Clark "draws characters as well as Scott Turow and crafts plots as well as John Grisham," notes the Oregonian, but reviewers agreed that Clark's background has given him superior understanding of legal intricacies. Humor, sharp...more
Basic plot: Mason and Gates Hunt were raised by their mother, Sadie Grace, and their father, Curt, a crazy tyrant. The boys were very protective of each other as a result of their father's violence. As they grow up, Mason becomes the successful brother, and Gates, well, doesn't. Mason becomes a lawyer, and Gates becomes a two-bit ...more
Mason Hunt, the Commonwealth Attorney, has come a long ways from his horrific childhood with an abusive father. Respected in the community, heÃ¢â‚â„¢s married to a devoted and sexy wife. They have a beautiful daughter and live on a gentlemanÃ¢â‚â„¢s farm. He also has a dark secret, one that can destroy him. And then, fate turns against him. His wife is killed in a tragic car accident and his convict brother, with whom he shar ...more
The author has a special talent for creating get characters and really engaging the reader in those characters, bad ones and good ones.
I was so engaged in this novel, I read his others- his first and second.
Gates gets into drugs and Mason finally decides he can no longer get him o ...more