Books: Don't Plead


by JAMES MILLS 239 pages. Simon & Schuster. $7.95.

The criminal justice system in large cities in the U.S. is enough to turn a reasonable man into a revolutionary. Or at least enough to make him write a popular novel about being driven to such extremes. James Mills is a most reasonable man who reported on courts, police and crime for LIFE and who wrote the novel Report to the Commissioner. He now has written another about a Manhattan legal-aid lawyer frustrated by 17 years of running defendants through the revolving door of justice. Al Dori does his job well...

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