Open and Shut by David Rosenfelt
(Andy Carpenter #1)
256 pages / 6 hrs & 50 mins
"Whether dueling with new forensics or the local old boys' network, irreverent defense attorney Andy Carpenter always leaves them awed with his biting wit and winning fourth-quarter game plan. But Andy prefers the company of his best friend, Tara, to the people he encounters in the courtroom... However, just as it seems Andy has everything figured out, his dad, New Jersey's legendary ex-D.A., drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium. The shocks pile on as he discovers his dad left him with two unexpected legacies: a fortune of $22 million that Andy never knew existed . . . and a murder case... Struggling to serve justice and bring honor to his father, Andy must dig up some explosive political skeletons - and an astonishing family secret that can close his case (and his mouth) for good." --from the publisher
One would think this series is just like all the others by Lee Child, David Baldacci, etc. However, one would be wrong! Rosenfelt's protagonist is a never-ending source of sarcastic one-liners. I laughed out loud several times. This is a great combination of good writing, interesting story, and witty humor.