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Summary

Brigham Theodore is a courtroom brawler, a criminal defense attorney who spends his time slugging it out with the government in court. A year after winning his biggest case, he finds himself at a new firm defending clients of every kind. Drug dealers, gangsters, con men, and thugs are the people he defends every day. For him, the fight is what matters.

As the new hotshot lawyer in town, Brigham is referred an engineer accused of euthanizing his wife who was dying of pancreatic cancer. Brigham believes the case to be an easy one, a plea deal down the line for a sympathetic husband. But Vince Dale, once the prosecutor on Brigham's biggest case and now the County Attorney, remembers the sting of defeat and refuses to make a plea bargain on the case. With nothing left to lose, Brigham must use every ounce of fight he has in him to defend a man who has the full weight of the government pressing down on him, and who might not survive it.

©2016 Victor Methos (P)2018 Victor Methos and Yossof Sharifi

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  • shelley
  • 14-09-18

It all comes out in the end!

I don't think I have read anything yet written by Victor Methos that I didn't like and this book is no exception. I only wish they were a little longer.
MERCY is book #2 in the Neon Lawyer Brigham Theodore series. In book one Theodore got a man accused of murder off when no one thought he would be able to. These books are all stand alone and do not need to be listened to in order. There are only a few vague references to the first book in the one.
In book two Brigham is contacted by another man accused of murdering his wife. The woman was dying of cancer and he claims it was a mercy killing and that his wife wanted him to. The law calls it murder. The largest obstacle in Brigham's way is that during the arrest, the man confesses to the police.
This is a pretty straight forward plot driven book. I thought I had the whole thing all figured out. Right up until maybe 10 minutes before it ended and then wham... I was wrong!!!!
A W Dickson does an excellent job narrating.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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  • Jessica
  • 17-09-18

Just okay

The first book in this series is great. The ending wrapped everything up, described motives, provided explanations for actions and events and still left room for a sequel/series without leaving a cliff hanger - which can be frustrating.
This book started out the same way - great. It hooked me right in and I couldn’t stop listening.
But the ending just ruined it for me. It gave the answers to the questions the story presented but not the why’s.
And that’s the part of an ending that I love. Knowing why someone did what they did. The ending in Mercy left me baffled and confused by the outcomes/conclusion.

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  • Russell Black
  • 06-12-18

great book

loved the book. it kept my interest all the way through. great twist in end

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  • Topherlmf
  • 09-03-19

Binge worthy

Victor Methos is an incredible writer. I LOVE supporting local authors. Listening to a book that has your own cities and environment in it makes the book extra good. I had so many feelings listening to this book. I binged it in one day during work. Now it's the weekend, and I am angry.. maybe other people will see it coming, but I didn't.. and I am upset. -__- I hate that you did this to me, Victor, but I love that a book made me feel genuine emotions.

I will 100% be reading everything Victor publishes.

& the narration was splendid, minus a few odd ways of saying certain words, but that is just me being picky and no real "rating" of the narrators talent.

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  • Kristine
  • 21-07-22

The next phase with Brigham.....

This is the second book in the Brigham Theodore series. We met Brigham in the first book when he was a brand new lawyer and was put in the untenable position of having to defend a capital penalty case. I really loved that book. I fell in love with Brigham immediately and he was such a very likeable MC. In this second book, he has started his own practice with Molly and apparently the practice is thriving. And so we begin....

Where I felt like this book lost a little was that there were several different pathways that the book went into. There was Brigham and the case of Ted - the husband who was on trial for the "apparent" mercy killing of his wife. Then there was another case that is mentioned that he is working on where the prosecutor doesn't want to deal. Then, we get these random POV's from Molly (and what the heck Molly? Seriously?), then some random POV from an awful lady (the prosecutor) I think her name was Deborah. Anyway, things felt scattered. Really scattered.

I do enjoy listening/reading the actual trial dialogue. I think that is really where Victor Methos excels. There is a twist at the end that I wasn't really a fan of. Was it realistic? Probably. But as I mentioned before, I like Brigham so much that it just made my heart hurt. But for me to FEEL that much - that means the author has done his job.

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  • By AB.
  • 24-06-22

Great job Mr. Methos!

This is a hard listen. I will be listening to this book again. I do reccomend you listen. Quite frankly I
found the ending chapters shocking and quite disturbing. Be careful what you wish for! I gave this one
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  • BCGome
  • 08-05-22

Great Listening Experience

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook title. There were times when I felt that I was on the sidelines watching the courtroom action and analyzing the attorney's decisions.

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  • ALO
  • 05-05-22

Enjoyed the story. Not a good narrator

I enjoyed the story line and the suspense. But could not wait to be done because of the narrator. He kept mixing up the character voices. Even the voice used for the main character was different in the beginning of the story compared to the end of the story. Difficult to follow and figure out which character was speaking.
I will not purchase another book narrated by A W Dickson.

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  • Keith P.
  • 31-12-21

pretty good needs a longer series with same charac

pretty good needs a longer series with same characters like Michael Connelly does thank you

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  • Hoffmann
  • 17-09-21

Great author

Thoroughly enjoy Victor Methos’ books. This was a great 2nd story to the first Neon Lawyer series. The narrators pronunciation of the word been threw me off. These stories are gritty and it didnt fit. Otherwise great audible!!!