"Vigorous but routine, with a particularly thin set of bogeymen behind the felonies. And isn't it about time hard-bitten Victor, who improbably turns crusader toward the end of this installment, lost his last illusions about politics, ethics and the Philadelphia bar?"
Apparently, underemployed Philadelphia lawyer Victor Carl's first seven cases (A Killer's Kiss
, 2007, etc.) have left him sufficiently starry-eyed to be capable of rude disillusionment when he runs into a bruising congressional campaign, and vice versa.
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