I love mysteries...and I love when I find a new mystery author. Then the mystery is, "Will I like this story, these characters, this author?"
When it comes to "Sober Justice", book 1 in the Mike Connolly mystery series, the answer is a resounding "YES!"
Mike is an alcoholic, deadbeat attorney. His ex-wife hates him, his daughter wishes him dead, and he is forbidden from seeing his newborn granddaughter.
He loves his gin more than anything, and everybody knows it.
Which is why he gets assigned a capital murder defendant--someone doesn't want this case solved, and doesn't want this defendant to get off.
Who is it? The Federal judge? The victim's wife? A fellow attorney? Where does the conspiracy begin and end? We're not the only ones wanting to know the answers to these questions...so does Mike!
It isn't until Mike lets go of the gin and reaches out to God that the answers start rolling in. The ending is most satisfactory, although a final scene still makes me go "Yeah! Riiiiggghhttt!" Overall, though, I loved Mike, and was VERY glad he surrendered to God----his drinking was getting on my nerves, and I could almost smell him through the pages:=)
In all, I give "Sober Justice" 3 and 1/2 bookmarks...and there are 3 more in this series that I have to plow through, so expect to hear more about Mike!