Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Reasonable Facsimile by Chris Shella


About the book:
 
AN ELDERLY MAN IS BEATEN TO DEATH OVER HIS CAR AND IT'S JASPER DAVIS'S JOB TO DEFEND THE ACCUSED. THE QUESTION IS CAN HE (BETWEEN HIS WOMANIZING AND LIQUOR DRINKING AND HIS GENERAL LIFE OF DISREPUTE) FASHION A DEFENSE THAT CAN NOT ONLY SAVE HIS CLIENT BUT KEEP HIS OWN LIFE FROM BEING WASHED DOWN THE DRAIN?
Reasonable Facsimile catches Jasper while in the middle of a first degree murder trial. His client, Billy, has beaten and shot a 72 year old man over a car worth less than a thousand dollars. Jasper while aided by infusions of Jack Daniels, is trying to do his best in representing Billy while his trial skills evaporates before his eyes. To add insult to injury Jasper becomes a murder suspect himself and risks losing everything.
The question is will Jasper redeem himself and save Billy or will he spend his life as a reasonable facsimile of a human being
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Review:

Jasper Davis is a defense attorney.  If it weren't for the fact that his life was currently in shambles, he would be a damn good attorney. The problem is he has allowed his professional and personal lives to collide, which is not a good thing.

Jasper has a strong taste for JD (Jack Daniels) and an even stronger taste for women. His addictions have finally caught up with him and he finds himself spiraling, fast. While defending an accused murderer, Jasper gets a glimpse at his life and he's not to happy with what he sees.  He must somehow find away to save himself and his client, before it's too late.

Reasonable Facsimile takes a long hard look at the consequences for the choices we make. Jasper is not a likable character, in fact he's down right reprehensible, but I think there is a little Jasper in all of us.  Every person on this planet has a capacity for good and bad, and there is a price to pay for both.

I was annoyed and frustrated with Jasper's shenanigans.  The story gives a first person account of Jasper's dilapidated life and its flawed glory. While he struggles to find a way out of his self-created hell, he is haunted by the past and taunted by temptation.

I give this book:


Visit the other stops on the tour:

Tuesday, January 3 - Interviewed at As the Pages Turn
Wednesday, January 4 - Interviewed at Examiner
Monday, January 9 - Guest blogging at Literarily Speaking
Tuesday, January 10 - Book giveaway & Interview at Cafe of Dreams
Friday, January 13 - Interviewed at The Book Connection
Monday, January 16 - Guest blogging at Murder by 4
Wednesday, January 18 - Guest blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
Friday, January 20 - Interviewed at American Chronicle
Monday, January 23 - Guest blogging at Thoughts in Progress
Tuesday, January 24 - Interviewed at Blogcritics
Thursday, January 26 - Book reviewed at Mad Moose Mama
Friday, January 27 - Chat with Chris at Pump Up Your Book’s January 2012 Chat Party/Book Giveaway! (8pm EST / 7pm CST / 6pm MST / 5pm PST)

I received a free copy of this book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The views expressed are my own.

1 comments:

Sidne said...

stopping by to read your review of this book. it sounds okay.

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