Douglas Corleone One Man's Paradise

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One Man's Paradise

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9780312611583: One Man's Paradise

2011 Shamus Award Finalist for Best First Novel
Hotshot New York criminal defense lawyer Kevin Corvelli was rolling. He had all the right connections to get way ahead. Guilty? Innocent? It didn't matter so long as he won, got in the papers, and got paid. That's until he loses---and loses big---when a client, who was convicted and then killed in jail, is later proven innocent. The media has a field day plastering Corvelli's face all over Manhattan, so Corvelli, disgraced and in a professional free fall, bolts for Hawaii.

Committed to being a lawyer if only because of the knee-buckling debts he accumulated becoming one in the first place, he sets up shop in paradise and swears to handle only misdemeanors this time around---no felonies, no murders, no media attention, no high stakes, no real responsibility. But his first case turns out to be exactly that: law student Joseph Gianforte, Jr., is accused of chasing his ex-girlfriend to Hawaii and killing her. He's innocent, same as Corvelli's last case, only this time Corvelli knows it, and with that knowledge comes the chilling realization that the killer is still out there with plenty of incentive to make sure that any proof of Gianforte's innocence doesn't go any further than the three of them.

Douglas Corleone's One Man's Paradise­, the winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition, is a gripping story of failure and the search for redemption, and it marks the stellar debut of an exciting new crime-writing voice.

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~Thanks for visiting the Product Page for One Man's Paradise, winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award. In writing this novel, I called upon many of my own experiences both as a New York City criminal defense attorney and a newcomer to the Hawaiian Islands. In developing the novel's protagonist, Kevin Corvelli, I worked to create a more lifelike lawyer - a defense attorney who has dealt with and continues to deal with the practicalities of the American system of justice. Whether you love or hate Kevin Corvelli, whether you agree or disagree with the decisions he makes, bear in mind that many criminal defense lawyers deal with a great number of Kevin's struggles, particularly the ethical ones, on a daily basis. Kevin's journey doesn't end when he escapes the media in Manhattan and arrives on the sunkissed streets of Honolulu, it just begins. And Kevin's journey is likely to last for as long as I live to tell his story. I hope you'll join us and stay with us along the way. It promises to be a hell of a ride. ~~Douglas Corleone ~

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DOUGLAS CORLEONE is the winner of the 2009 Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award. A former New York City criminal defense attorney, he now lives in the Hawaiian Islands with his wife and son.

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