An Equal Justice
Inside a prestigious law firm, a rookie lawyer is pulled into a dark maze of lies and violence.
An ambitious Stanford graduate, David Adams has begun a fast-track career at Austin’s most prestigious law firm. It’s a personal victory for the rising superstar—a satisfying reversal from his impoverished and despairing childhood. Now he has the life he’s always wanted: an extravagant...more
Congratulations are in order for David Adams! He just graduated from law school. As the new up-and-coming super-star, he’s taken a position at one of the top law firms in Austin, Texas. He has one singular goal. To be the best new attorney the firm has ever seen. If that means working himself to the bone, day and night - so be it. Even putting aside everything in his personal life as well. Including those valued traits that made him such an upstanding young man... morals... values...a sense o ...more
A simply amazing story by an author I have enjoyed since I read his very first book- And could Not believe it was his first! I enjoy legal ...more
This book was short. I wanted more. I wanted the story to be more flushed out and detailed. I wanted the characters to have more depth and know more about their background and why they are the way they are.
With that said, I think the bones are good here. This book could have been great if Zunker could have expanded on what he already had here.
I actually really want to pick up another novel by Zunker because again I think the plot was interesting and the characters ...more
People are getting killed off left, right and centre. David's boss is clearly a drunken, womanising 'wrongun', and there's a ...more
He grabs you from the first page, you’ll be hooked. David is an awesome character a real life good guy. Actually all the characters are so well written it pulls you into the story you feel like your living the story real time.
The story starts with several unconnected narrating characters whose stories eventually converge. It's easy to follow, but the pace is slow, meandering along as we spend way more time than necessary dwelling on David's poor childhood and his current obsession with wealth.
When we finally get to the heart of the story, it feels too contrived, too much of a ...more
Attorney Chad Zunker has transformed an episode in his life into a novel that tells of real camaraderie among the unfortunate. After inspiration from a visit to a homeless camp on the outskirts of Austin, Texas, some thirteen tears ago, Chad and his wife have served the homeless on the streets and he has now has written a murder mystery about them in “An Equal Justice.”
The story, although somewhat old hat, is a revelation because the master planned community he has written about has ...more
Not much depth to the main character (although the author would like us to think there is) and the story line is incredibly predictable and cliched:
Ambitious law school graduate who grew up poor has finally made it into the cutthroat world of corporate law, where he's ready to do whatever it takes to come out on top. But oh! He meets a homeless dude, who turns out not to have a drug, alcohol or mental health problem like probably 75% of chronically homeless ...more
Firstly, I really really enjoyed the plot of this book. It was interesting, unique, and I had no clue what the end would result in, and for me, that’s very rare as I’m unusually good at guessing endings. I absolutely loved the mystery built into this book. I struggled to put this book down because I nee ...more
Well-written story in that the author gives us insight into MOST characters’ motivations. However, the underlying impetus for the murders and betrayals that occur is largely left in the background until near the end of the story. We are left with no insight into the puppeteer who is ultimately responsible for so much carnage! Of course, including that character in depth would have required writing an additional 50 - 100 pages. I get it. But t ...more
David Adams who aspired only to be rich and discovered his morality was stronger than money. You do not see ...more
Right from the start and in small ways, the author begins dropping clues to this focused and suspenseful story of a young lawyer suddenly confronted with a dangerous world of manipulation and lies. David Adams, the protagonist, is a likable character that drives the storyline. The tight plot keeps allows the mystery to unfold quickly and in an engaging way.
I always like a good story without the distractions of unnecessary sex, graphic violence, and overly c ...more
I can't help but wonder if the reviewers who complained about too much "religion" in this book have ever been to an AA meeting - because the only difference here is that in AA you're not allowed to name names! Get over it...
I picked this book because it was the only Prime choice that didn't seem offensive or a genre I don't like much anyway. And I'm glad that I did!!! It was a quick and easy read, after reading two historical novels in a row with syntax errors! ...more
So I enjoyed the story, David Adams who aspired only to riches and discovered his morality was stronger than money, h ...more
I've seen the reviews accusing the author of being blatantly religious with the intent to convert the reader. This was not my take. He does mention faith as being a guiding force, but it's not crammed down the readers throat, and the truth is that there are some mild curse words in the verbiage of the characters, which lend authenticity to the situations they find themselves in.
I foun ...more
I feel privileged to have read this book. As a Kindle First reader, I usually go for thrillers and mysteries. This is a story of a young man just beginning a career in corporate law. He's landed at a prestigious firm where money is the driver and it's clear he fits the mold. One night in a dark alley, his life is changed, taking a direction that may lead him in a circle back to the lifestyle he had growing up. An old man comes into his life, and the mystery begins. I am a Ch ...more
After reading the book, I explored a bit more about the author’s background and his inspiration for writing and support of ...more
The next day, it is discovered that Nick, who David had taken home had committed suicide. This leads to a major adventure where David gets involved i ...more
This is a great book. I loved the variety of characters in the story. I enjoyed the fact that the characters themselves were a bonus mystery to an already intriguing story. I am reluctant in saying that I didn't understand the end of the story, which was the key to everything. I've re-read it once but still didn't get it. I'm thinking maybe I was distracted by something that was going on around me or my mind drifted off somewhere. It does tend to do that at times. I'm determined to get ...more
Without giving away too much I thought the incident that involved the sailors in the early 1970's was serious but not enough to lead to murder. Likewise, I thought there would have been a closer hidden or unknown relationship between two of the main characters that would have led to their involvement into resolving the mystery.
I did enjoy the book, and I found the character development sufficient to understand their motives and actions. I felt like ...more
From the start the author sets in motion a string of events that you have no idea if they are connected or if this will have some short stories unrelated.
I wasn’t sure I was ready to read this after getting through the first couple of chapters. Having just completed reading “Tell no lie”, a true story about a psychopath killer, my mind was still recovering. I am glad I stayed as the plot thickened and the pages kept me engrossed.
Truly a mystery with twists. You may ...more
Having struggled and worked harder than he thought possible, David Adams was on the brink of all the riches he had dreamt of during his poor background. All is not as it seems and he is drawn into a situation that is both dangerous, but also opens his eyes to what constitutes a rich life. There is a moral dilemma in the plot, which have a good feeling about the character and the hope that in some cases money and power do not corrupt everyone. I enjoyed the pace of the sto ...more