Tropical Deception: A Pancho McMartin Legal Thriller by David Myles Robinson

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Pub date December 1, 2020


Price $7.67 (USD) Kindle edition, $14.95 Paperback

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Robinson capitalizes skillfully on his intimate knowledge of legal system in this brilliant fourth installment in A Pancho McMartin Legeal Thriller series that gets the brilliant McMartin drawn into high-profile political corruption after he agrees to represent a murder suspect. With almost $200 million at stake in a real estate development plan in Kauai, the attorney Peter Roosevelt is an immediate threat to the investment partners. When Roosevelt is found murdered, the police is quick to zero on in the wealthy businessman Wayson Takei whose gun is used for the murder. Pancho McMartin, Honolulu’s top criminal defense attorney, agrees to represent Takei unaware of the dangerous conspiracy behind the murder. Robinson skillfully interweaves the legal dilemmas into the intricate, multilayered plot, his writing is assured, and plotting tight. The parallel narrative which flips back and forth between Pancho’s progress on the case and the background movements of an array of suspicious characters is vital to the way in which Robinson makes McMartin’s case. Robinson’s meticulous, fascinatingly detailed working of the justice system, his deeply realized characterization, and the overwhelming sense he conveys of being present in middle of the ongoing drama, make sure the reader stays invested throughout. Robinson has delivered a multifaceted, satisfying story, steeped in law and real estate fraud. This is a brilliantly satisfying legal thriller.


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