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Publisher's Summary

A small-town attorney takes on prejudice and corruption in this powerful legal thriller.

Small-town lawyer Bocephus Haynes comes home late one night to find District Attorney General Helen Lewis waiting for him. Her ex-husband has just been killed. She’s about to be arrested for his murder. And she wants Bo to represent her.

There’s a lot working against them. Just before his death, Helen’s ex-husband threatened to reveal a dark secret from her past. Bo has been in a tailspin since his wife’s death. What’s more, his whole life has been defined by a crime committed against his family, and he continues to face prejudice as the only African American litigator in Pulaski, Tennessee.

Bo’s back is against the wall, and Helen resigns herself to a dismal fate - but a stunning discovery throws everything into chaos. There’s a chance for justice, but to achieve it, the cost might be too much for Bo to bear.

©2020 by Robert Bailey. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Outstanding Legal Thriller!

This book is excellent. So well written with well developed characters. The story line is great but the plot twists in the end will blow you away. Wayne (Matthews, NC) has already written a great review so I will suggest reading his.
Eric Dove does a fantastic job narrating.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
Thank You.

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Great plot twists in this legal thriller!

LEGACY OF LIES is Book 1 in the Bocephus (Bo) Haynes series but Bocephus Haynes was a major character in the McMurtie & Drake series by Robert Bailey. The location of the courtroom action moves from Alabama to Tennessee with this new series. I seldom complain about a publisher's summary giving away too much of a plot, but in this case it does. I suggest skipping the publisher's summary. The Bo Haynes character was well developed in the prior series. Eric G. Dove continues to narrate Robert Bailey's novels. He does a great job.

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Wow, what a disappointment!

I had such high hopes when I read the summary for this book. but now I feel like I've wasted two and a half hours of listening and still have no idea where the plot is going. it seems to me that a good mystery or thriller should have a 'hook' early on that makes you want to keep listening...sadly, that was not the case here. Stopping at Chapter 12.

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Twists and Turns

Love this author, but recommend reading in order starting with The Professor. Can't wait for the next book.

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Enjoyable, that’s all

I was gardening as I listened...some parts slid past my brain, some parts a must rewind. Got better second half.

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Excellent!

It was interesting all the way through and I didn't see the ending coming...., my mouth was hanging open!! I loved it.

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very enjoyable

This book is very well written & performed. It is a good read & worth the credit.

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GREAT STORY WITH SURPRISE ENDING

I had the Kindle and Kindle Audible versions. Loved narrator! Enjoyed switching. Highly recommend novel!

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Great book

was in the edge of my seat throughout the book such a surprise ending can't wait for the next book. I can usually figure out the ending of a book but this one caught me by surprise.

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Great book...

love the narrator, great twists....can't wait for the next book. once again Bailey out did himself.

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  • 06-14-20

Enjoyable

Excellent narrator. Story was enjoyable if nothing earth shatteringly original. Also don'tt expect a court room thriller, it's much more an investigation focused story. A few twists at the very end too.

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  • Judith
  • 06-08-20

Stilted

I have really enjoyed the first books in this series. However this one was incredibly slow to get going, so much so, that I almost gave up and returned it. The second half however, is much more in keeping with a good writing of the previous books. I thought the court case seemed short and the twists came in the epilogue. All in all, ok.

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  • 06-05-20

Another great from Robert Bailey

As per other books by Robert Bailey the first few chapters set the scene as well as taking time to introduce new characters. The plot appears, at first, to be a typical law case trying to find the evidence to overturn the accusations against the 'General'. However, I seriously doubt anyone is capable of figuring out this stories ending; A cracking story................................I just hope we don't have to wait long for book 2.