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eBook Misdemeanor Man: A Novel ePub

by Dylan Schaffer

  • ISBN: 1582345694
  • Category: Thrillers and Suspense
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Dylan Schaffer
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA (May 3, 2005)
  • Pages: 352
  • ePub book: 1440 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1849 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 975

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Misdemeanor Man: A Novel Paperback – Bargain Price, April 14, 2005. In criminal defense lawyer Schaffer's first novel, a disappointing attempt at a comic legal thriller, a California public defender is shouldered with a routine flasher case that quickly complicates his life.

Misdemeanor Man: A Novel Paperback – Bargain Price, April 14, 2005. by. Dylan Schaffer (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Misdo-man" Gordon Seegerman is overworked but unambitious; his passions lie with Barry X and the Mandys, his Barry Manilow cover band, and he worries that the case will interfere with the biggest gig of his musical career.

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Misdemeanor Man - Dylan Schaffer. More praise for Dylan Schaffer's Misdemeanor Man: A terrific read-the best legal fiction I've read in years, hands down. San Francisco lawyer Dylan Schaffer's superb debut pits an engaging public defender against a stacked legal system in a case that shouldn't see the light of day. With a winning protagonist and a fast-paced plot, he is a fresh new voice in a crowded and highly competitive field. It makes you hope that he can take time away from his law practice to focus on writing a sequel. Misdemeanor Man.

Gordon Seegerman is a reluctant public defender by day, and the wildly enthusiastic lead singer in a Barry Manilow cover band by night. Perfectly content to handle petty cases for the rest of his career, he dreams that Manilow-the real Barry Manilow-will one day show up at his band's gig. When his boss sticks him with a misdemeanor flasher case, Seegerman thinks, no problem.

In "Misdemeanor Man: A Novel," Author Dylan Schaffer writes a novel about a public defender who chases corruption around his city's most prominent citizens

In "Misdemeanor Man: A Novel," Author Dylan Schaffer writes a novel about a public defender who chases corruption around his city's most prominent citizens. This discussion with the author took place on a 2004 episode of "Conversations On The Coast with Jim Foster" originating in San Francisco, California.

Misdemeanor man : a novel. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Attorney and client, Indecent exposure, Public defenders. New York : Bloomsbury. Uploaded by sf-loadersive. org on November 19, 2010. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

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Schaffer: Misdemeanor Man: A Novel. From: Jim Foster: Conversations On The Coast. In "Misdemeanor Man: A Novel," Author Dylan Schaffer writes a novel about a public defender who chases corruption around his city's most prominent citizens.

Dylan Schaffer's sequel to Misdemeanor Man is a mind-bending whodunit about small crime, big crime, and the Barry Manilow-loving lawyer caught in the middle. -Chicago Sun-Times "I Right the Wrongs is the entertaining kind of page turner you'll pursue to the end, then look around for the next in the series. an over-the-top romp with a generous heart and a couple of nice.

Misdemeanor Man. 335 printed pages. When a routine misdemeanor case exposes corruption among his city's most prominent citizens, Seegerman finds himself having to act like a real lawyer for the first time in his life. Gordon Seegerman is a reluctant public defender by day and the Barry-obsessed singer in a Manilow cover band by night. Irresistible and irreverent, Misdemeanor Man will have you on the edge of your seat, rooting for the underdog and believing in the magic of Manilow. Thriller & Crime Fiction. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate

Gordon Seegerman is a reluctant public defender by day and the Barry-obsessed singer in a Manilow cover band by night. When a routine misdemeanor case exposes corruption among his city's most prominent citizens, Seegerman finds himself having to act like a real lawyer for the first time in his life. Irresistible and irreverent, Misdemeanor Man will have you on the edge of your seat, rooting for the underdog and believing in the magic of Manilow.

Comments

Best West Best West
I was intrigued by the concept of a Barry Manilow cover band being part of a mystery book -- yes I'm a Manilow fan -- I wanted to see how it could possibly come together. The story was engaging ... kept me turning the pages to see what happened next and the intermingling of stories of the Mandys was fun and seemed to fit into the story seamlessly.

There were two things I had problems with. The first has nothing to do with the book itself -- I read it on a Kindle and my iPad and, as is common, there are always issues with word breakage and such. Has me ready to drop the Kindle world and go back to books I can hold in my hands. The other problem was there seemed to be a lot of characters in the book and at times I had to stop and go back to figure out who this person is. Now it could just be my own issue but it was still an issue.

With all that said I plan on reading the next book in the series. I think that's the best recommendation you can give a book,
Vushura Vushura
I waited for this to finally become available on Kindle.
I am a fan of legal thrillers, I wouldn't classify this book as a legal thriller. It really is more of a legal drama, with some mystery involved.
The main character is very well written, a full character thats believable. Actually all of the characters are well written, fully developed characters, with depth.
The relationship between Gordy and his father and grandfather, i feel is real and definitely will hit home with many people. dealing with how to care for your aging parents is becoming a serious issue for millions of Americans. He doesn't preach or sugar coat the situation.
I don't really know much about Manilow, and this book doesn't make me want to learn about Manilow, but it does add an interesting dynamic to the story.
The ending didn't completely surprise me. I do feel the author left some obvious questions wide open while I was reading. But for the most part, the red herrings were well placed and well written.
A few of the court scenes gave too much dialogue, and slowed the novel down some.
The relationship with the new woman was the most lacking part of the novel. It seemed to be a throw in, and if I say too much it will give away important things about the storyline. I will just say it wasn't believable for hid feelings to have moved so far, so fast.
Overall, its a well written book, clearly well edited. I am definitely going to read the follow up.
Authis Authis
Gordon Seegerman, an underpaid, under-motivated public defender, is not a happy camper. His `boss-in-theory' Duke Abramowitz, has handed him the defense of a public exposure case. Gordon has no time to actually do his job, because he and his Barry Manilow tribute band are in final rehearsals to perform for the great man himself.
So begins a debut novel by Dylan Shaffer that is oh-my-god good. Set in Santa Rita, California (anyone who lives in the Bay Area will immediately recognize Oakland), "Misdemeanor Man" is the story of Seegerman's struggle to do the right thing for his client in spite of the obstacles thrown in his path - many of which are inside his own heart and mind.
Shaffer sets up the core of the book a couple of pages in, as Gordon ruminates about how he became a public defender: "I didn't intend to end up here. I finished high school because I didn't want to be a bartender - I spent too much of my childhood waiting for my dad in bars, watching bartenders mop up vomit. I went to college to avoid becoming a cop, which is what everyone expected of me. And I went to law school because there aren't too many jobs other than cop and bartender available after an undistinguished college career. In the end I became a public defender. Now I spend much of my time with cops, in bars, where, it turns out, I feel most at home."
"Misdemeanor Man" will make you laugh out loud, but there's much more to it than its acerbic sense of humor and its send up of the California legal system. There's an intriguing mystery and heartfelt human drama as well. It's to be hoped that this isn't the last we'll see of Gordon Seegerman.
Voodoolkree Voodoolkree
The plot seemed to me somewhat complicated in an unnecessary way and a bit difficult to follow, but the writing style absolutely compensates for it. It is fresh and funny and realistic. I have never heard a lawyer's work described in such a way. And I have read quite a few legal thrillers. All in all, very recommended. Will try his other books as well.