Now that attorney Jason Rich has returned home to Guntersville, Alabama, the “In an accident? Get rich!” lawyer is anxious to leave his checkered past behind. Jason hopes this next chapter in his life will be a chance to confront his personal troubles while making amends with his family.
But when a former high school football star stands accused of killing a police officer, Jason is unwillingly thrust into the chaos. The local meth king blackmails Jason into defending the alleged murderer, and Jason knows he can’t refuse. With the lives of his family and closest friends on the line, he takes the obviously unwinnable case.
As Jason dives into the investigation, he vows to dismantle the meth empire gripping his hometown. But as he confronts alternative suspects and follows new leads, Jason realizes that everyone has secrets to hide and interests to protect—at any cost.
I love Robert Bailey’s books. I grew up reading Grisham but lost track of his books at some point. My love for legal thrillers was reignited when I came across a Robert Bailey book. I enjoy his books so much that I save them for special occasions. I was in the middle of a reading slump and a lot of pressure at work when I picked this title. For 3 days, I had something to look forward to and truly enjoyed being lost in these pages.
Jason Rich is quite a troubled lawyer. He is a recovering addict who doesn’t seem to be handling anything in his life well and is at the verge of losing everyone he loves. He finds himself defending another troubled young man who is battling his own demons and also facing a murder charge. Jason didn’t want to take the case but he had no choice in the matter. This further added to the tension and mystery of the case.
Rich Waters has quite a number of interesting characters. I loved Jason with his quirkiness, love for WWE and his music choices. I also enjoyed the ex-military brothers who formed Jason’s security team. Even the bad guys had an interesting storyline. All characters were very well developed and stood out in a way that makes me think I can pick them out of a police lineup.
The story begins with a tense scene leading up to a murder. I remained captivated from the first to the last page. I loved the investigation and enjoyed the courtroom drama. I also liked the complexity and unpredictability of the case. I can’t wait for the next installment in this series or anything else the author comes up with next. This was an absolute stunner!