Rivertown Heroes is a Watergate era tale told by Nathan Hirsch, a young, anxious, and self-critical DC lawyer burdened with guilt from his past. Fueled by a poisonous concoction of ambition and insecurity, Nathan attempts a scheme so disloyal to his law firm that he barely skirts disbarment and is forced to end his practice in the nation’s capital.
Nathan retreats to his hometown Bethell, Washington depending upon family and old ties to salvage his tainted career. His dream of escape fades into a dreary reality when Nathan takes a humble job as a public defender arranged by his “Uncle” Harry King, a lawyer, and Nathan’s childhood mentor.
But when Nathan represents an indigent defendant wrongly accused of murdering a Hirsch family friend, the case’s twists and turns point responsibility at Harry King and other Hirsch family intimates. As he pursues the truth, risking disbarment and damage to his extended family, Nathan finds solace and possibly romance with Katie, his dead brother’s former girlfriend.
Lawyer Mike Cohen makes his fictional debut in this intense coming of age tale of fidelity, community, and justice. Fans of Scott Turow and David Guterson’s complex legal novels will welcome this work to the genre.
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I found Rivertown Heroes to be a terrific novel that I simply couldn’t put down! I enjoyed the book so much that I bought ten more copies to handout to my friends.Amazon Customer Review
This book was a total surprise… one of those inexpensive, never-heard-of-it Kindle offerings that I often take a chance on with no expectations. The author’s writing style and the story itself were both excellent… reminiscent of Scott Turow and John Grisham. I was captivated from beginning to end.Amazon Customer Review
This novel has it all family drama, legal thriller and a little American history thrown in. I found myself sucked into the pages and invested in the characters to the end. Anyone looking for Grisham style court twists and turns flavored by a Pacific Northwest sensibility will dig this book. It’s a winner!Amazon Customer Review
Ambition, betrayal and redemption. This novel has it all.Amazon Customer Review
There are twists and turns and surprises in this richly written story. This is a great book to recommend to my bookclub and I hope a series will follow as the stage is set for subsequent tales.Amazon Customer Review
What a fun read! A little bit of To Kill A Mockingbird, a bunch of My Cousin Vinny, enough cigar smoke to kill, and a great deal of Jewish family logistics. The who-done-it finish was fast, fun, and really brought it all together. i.e. I loved it!Amazon Customer Review