Phil Ryan All Sins Remembered

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All Sins Remembered

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San Francisco, 1949. The battered body of a lovely young socialite has been unearthed in a secret grave on Mt. Tamalpais. The crime is all the more shocking because the victim's father, Paul Brady, is the most powerful Irish-American attorney in the city. When his son-in-law, a member of the equally powerful Italian-American Panforte family, is accused of the murder, the wheels are set in motion for one of the most gripping trials in the history of the city. In All Sins Remembered, Phil Ryan brilliantly traces the immigrant history of San Francisco to bring a deeper understanding of the two prominent families that suddenly find themselves under criminal investigation. Gong back in time to the events that shaped the city from its founding - including the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, the formation of the Bank of America, and the birth of the San Francisco Opera Company - Ryan provides fascinating historical backdrop to explain why the murder of Paula Brady Panforte might have been a tragically inevitable event. The narrator of All Sins Remembered is Pat Kelley, the Chief Clerk of the Superior Court. Armed with the oral history of the Italian migration to San Francisco, which is detailed passionately within the story, it is Kelley who finally intuits the generational emnity that holds the key to Paula Panforte's murder. This gripping multi-generational tale will leave readers on the edge of their seats until the final climactic Hitchcock-like ending.

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Phil Ryan is a native San Franciscan whose interest in trial law began as a young boy when he sat through a front-page murder trial with his court-reporter father. After discharge from the Army, he entered into public service in 1962 as the youngest legislative aide in the California legislature, and worked as a civil rights organizer during the Mississippi Freedom Summer. It was his experience battling Jim Crow politics that he considers the seminal moment in his life. Ryan attended Santa Clara University and graduated cum laude from Howard University Law School in 1969. That same year he served as project director of the New Mobilization to End the Vietnam War, organizing a demonstration that attracted 250,000 people to Golden Gate Park. Crafting a high-profile, 37-year career as a trial lawyer, Ryan specialized in criminal defense and entertainment law. His celebrity clients included Academy Award winning movie stars, all-star professional athletes,, elected public officials, sitting judges, authors and rock stars. The San Francisco Chronicle featured him as San Francisco's Rock n' Roll Lawyer. Ryan retired from law in 2006, and has since spent his time writing books, essays, news stories and poetry. All Sins Remembered is his first novel in a trilogy. His second novel, Bella Cora, is set in Gold Rush San Francisco. He lives with his wife, Dr. Dina Bitton, on Russian Hill in San Francisco.

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