The biography of a defense attorney of the English Criminal Bar. His early days in the legal profession, his passion for motor cars and his influence on motoring laws, his climb to fame through his cases, his growing prestige as a character, his war service with Thompson on spy cases, his titles, honors and election to Parliament -- and his death at the height of his career. Some glossing over, but never-the-less good reading for those who like the facts behind crime cases. A plus sale for true murder mystery fans. Sir Henry had assembled notes for an autobiography, and the author had access to those, to his diaries and his case notes, so the reports on his cases represent his actual personal viewpoint. Eminently readable.