Posted by patron and guest blogger, Irv. S.
The Hidden Man by David Ellis is a "whydunit." You know who committed the murder. The challenge involves the determination as to why the defense is conducted as it is. The defense lawyer has experienced a recent personal tragedy. In addition to a generous dose of violence and bloodletting, this book is loaded with personal guilt, anguish, and self-loathing.
The author is a graduate of Northwestern U. LAW School and he puts his excellent legal education to good use as he did when he successfully prosecuted Illinois' former governor rod Blagojevich. Mr. Ellis is an excellent writer. The Hidden Man is not his best.