Open and Shut By
Whether dueling with new forensics or the local old boys's network, irreverent defense attorney Andy Carpenter always leaves them awed with his biting wit and winning fouth-quater game plan. But the fun stops the day Andy's dad, Paterson, New Jersey's legendary ex-D.A., drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium. The shocks pile of as he discovers his dad left him with two unexpected legacies: a fortune of $22 million that Andy neve knew existed...and a murder case with enough racial tinder to burn down City Hall. Struggling to serve justice and bring honor to his father, Andy must dig up some explosive potitical skeletons-and an astonishing family secret that can close his case (and his mouth) for good.