Fast Break.

AuthorGroot, Lonnie N.

Fast Break

By Terry Lewis

Reviewed by Lonnie N. Groot

Terry Lewis has done it again. Former Leon County Circuit Judge Lewis has made the sometimes drudgery of legal work spring to a vibrant life. In his latest crime mystery novel, Fast Break, he has provided readers his typical high-quality work of intrigue with some unique twists.

In Fast Break, Lewis departs from his brain's left side with protagonist Kate Marston a former collegiate basketball player who possesses keen legal skills being on the brink of losing her legal career, her family, and her life.

Some familiar characters from previous crime mysteries reappear, but Kate is the intriguing focal point. As the father of many daughters, one who is a lawyer, this reviewer can say with confidence that Lewis has taken on the female role well including sharing the struggles of the female attorney trying to balance the roles of professional and parent.

Lewis also shows a bit of whimsy he describes the book shelf in a judge's chambers as not only containing caselaw reporters and legal treatises, but "also some works of fiction--mostly legal thrillers by Grisham, Turow, Lewis and others."

An author putting their works on the same shelfwith Grisham and Turow may seem a bit presumptuous. That is just not the case with Lewis' works. As an avid reader of lawyer-written works, Lewis exceeds Grisham and others in many ways. This reviewer would much rather read a Lewis novel than say, for example, a Grisham novel. Lewis writes in a far more spirited and down-to-earth manner. Although both...

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