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Shadow of Justice

By Milton Hirsch
Published by the American
Bar Association (2005)
Reviewed by Denis M. deVlaming 

Choose a rainy night. Any rainy night. If there aren’t any, find one. If you have a fireplace, light it. There is a book out there that begs to be read. Milt Hirsch has written a thriller in The Shadow of Justice. The setting is Miami, Florida and it is told in the first person by a Dade County Circuit Judge, The Honorable Clark Addison, criminal trial division. A true “whodunit” that begins with suspenseful curiosity that leaves the reader turning pages without any concern for the time. A fast read, “The Shadow” can be polished off before the last log on the fire goes out.

Everyone in the criminal justice knows the characters in this book. The judge, the prosecutor, defense counsel and even the cops are all reminders of those we find in every city, every town, everywhere. Hirsch has brought them all to life. They exhibit their human frailties, caustic humor and morals (h

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