The biography of a defense attorney of the English Criminal Bar. Early days in the legal profession, passion for motor cars and influence on motoring laws, climb to fame through his cases, growing prestige as a character, war service with Thompson on spy cases, titles, honors and election to Parliament, -- death at height of career. Some glossing over, but nevertheless good reading for those who like the facts behind crime cases. A plus sale for the true murder mystery fans. Sir Henry had assembled notes for an autobiography, and the authors had access to these, to his diaries and his case notes, so the reports on his cases represent his actual viewpoint. Very readable.