This book has the utter distinction of getting on my nerves within the first 10 pages, so much so that I abandoned the attempt at reading it. I had high hopes that it was going to be in interesting read but I couldn’t stand the way the characters spoke with each other. James Carter and Roland Dawson, lawyers who are written in a way that so that they come across to the reader as uneducated fools. Well at least this reader. I understand that amongst friends people will resort to a more relaxed style of speaking, but it felt contrived and lazy to the point where I lost interest in the story.