A Darker Shade of Orange

A Novel

by Robert P. DesJardins



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/2/2008

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 304
ISBN : 9780595501977
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 304
ISBN : 9780595500901

About the Book

A throwaway comment about a universally hated judge, "Where is Lee Harvey Oswald, when we need him," lands attorney Dennis McCauley in deep trouble when his alcohol-fueled statement comes hours before the judge is gunned down. The evidence of his guilt is overwhelming.

Powerful forces in politically conservative Orange County are mobilized against McCauley, a maverick with a well-documented history of taking action into his own hands. A scandal-plagued sheriff, a career-driven district attorney, and a corrupt cop conspire to bring McCauley down.

McCauley's life becomes a nightmare as he seeks to prove his innocence and save his life and his law practice. He enlists the aid of a savvy former cop and a beautiful, former prosecutor. The defense team must unravel a mosaic of corrupt judges, crooked politicians, and the power brokers who control them to prevent McCauley from facing the death penalty. They have a few hopes to solve the case, but no guarantees.

As McCauley's defense team maneuvers to protect him and his reputation, a not-guilty verdict is not enough. They intend to uncover the plot and prosecute the real culprit. But the killer has struck before, and there's nothing to stop him now.

About the Author

Robert DesJardins has practiced law in southern California for thirty-five years and was honored by his peers as the 2000 Trial Attorney of the Year. Recognized in many publications as one of California's top attorneys, he lives with his wife in Crawford Canyon.