Ron Liebman uses his years as a prosecutor and then litigator to inform his legal thriller, Big Law</em, as he skewers the legal system in all its glory and dismay.

Carney Blake is a young partner at a prestigious NY law firm. When the junior man is given a huge case, he hopes his suspicions as to the firm's involvement won't be founded.

But he's soon stuck as the pawn between two firms, in a place where he can't see a way out that will salvage his career–or his future, when he finds himself on the wrong side a criminal charge.

This is a fast read with larger-than-life characters. You don't need to understand law to enjoy the sticky situation Blake lands in. Having him address the reader directly in the first person narrative gives the reader a feeling of being in on the action from the first page.

Throw in a dose of humor and great New York City settings, and you'll read a satisfying legal thriller.