TITLES: FAMILIAR LEGAL TERMS
PUBLISHERS: TOO MANY OF THEM
AUTHORS: LAWYERS ON THEIR LUNCH HOURS
THE BOTTOM LINE: Is your mouthpiece taking notes to keep you out of jail or to put you in Chapter 6?
All rise. Let it be stipulated that George V. Higgins (Defending Billy Ryan, Kennedy for the Defense) writes about rascally lawyers better than any other novelist now at large.
Without objection, so entered. But the matter before the court is not the literary standing of the estimable Higgins. It is a spreading gray ooze of lesser lawyer novels with indistinguishable titles, written perhaps for love,...