From Martin Clark--praised by Entertainment Weekly as "our best legal-thriller writer"--comes a wickedly clever, tenderhearted, and intricately plotted novel about a hard-luck lawyer's refusal to concede defeat, even as fate, the court system, and a gang of untouchable con artists conspire against him. Kevin Moore, once a high-flying Virginia attorney, hits rock bottom after an inexplicably tumultuous summer leaves him disbarred and separated from his wife. Short on cash and looking for work, he lands in the middle of nowhere with a job at SUBstitution, the world's saddest sandwich shop. His closest confidants: a rambunctious rescue puppy and the twenty-year-old computer whiz manning the restaurant counter beside him. He's determined to set his life right again, but the troubles keep coming. And when a bizarre, mysterious stranger wanders into the shop armed with a threatening "invitation" to join a multimillion-dollar scam, Kevin will need every bit of his legal savvy just to stay out of prison. A remarkable tour of the law's tricks and hidden trapdoors, The Substitution Order is both wise and ingenious, a wildly entertaining novel that will keep you guessing--and rooting for its tenacious hero--until the very last page.
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"Narrator David Aaron Baker is spot-on as listeners are treated to a multilayered story and a colorful cast of characters in this legal thriller. Kevin Moore, a talented young lawyer, finds himself disbarred and separated from his wife after a summer of drugs and debauchery. As he works to rebuild his life, Kevin is approached by a mysterious stranger who wants him to join a multimillion-dollar scheme or risk having his life ruined again. As Kevin attempts to stay on the straight and narrow, everything goes wrong. Baker expertly voices Kevin's wide range of emotions as he fights to clear his name and battles the legal system he has always defended. Listeners will find themselves rooting for Moore every step of the way. K.S.M. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"
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