I am That Fool by Rick Cornell is a gritty story about a lawyer who gets arrested and discovers just how one-sided the law really is.
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Ryan Browne is one of the most successful defense lawyers in the state, and he has the enemies to prove it. When he slips up one night and gets arrested for crashing his car while driving drunk, his enemies see this as an opportunity to take the infamous Browne down a few notches; turning his case, and his life, upside-down.
This was a beautifully written story! The characters were dynamic, the emotions were dripping off the page, and the setting was vague enough that it could have happened anywhere. Ryan grows from arrogant lawyer to humble human being in a way that’s believable, and you really begin to feel for him as the story progresses.
I think the best part about this book, for me, was that it was written in such a way that you don’t need a law degree to understand what’s going on. It does have some legal jargon throughout the book, but it’s used to give the story credibility and does not hinder the reader in any way.
Overall, I Am That Fool is a great story for fans of legal thrillers. It has some interesting double meanings within the text, and there’s a fun little Q&A with Rick Cornell at the end. I give it a 5 of 5, and I can’t wait to see what the author comes up with next!
About the Author:
Rick Cornell has been practicing law for the last 34 years, and he doesn’t plan to quit anytime soon. I am That Fool is his debut novel, and he recently published his second novel, another legal thriller titled 2051. Both of these stories have evolved from real-life cases, and if you’d like to learn more about this author and his works, you can connect with him on Facebook. If you’re interested in adding his books to your collection, you can find them in the links below. The Author’s photo was taken from Facebook.