Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Nibble and Kuhn

David Schmahmann has written an entertaining story of an industrious lawyer, Derek Dover, who gets the "toxic" case of 7 children injured by industrial waste. The law firm, in the mean time, is busy trying to change it's image as well as it's name, in order to be more modern and catchy. Derek asks that his lover, Maria Parma, be assigned to assist him in preparation for the case, which may get him to the position of partner. One of the many problems in their relationship is that Maria is engaged, and not to Derek.

Things get pretty wacky as the firm moves to new offices, and some of the situations are laugh out loud funny. (I have worked in some of the same situations) Derek and Maria try to keep their affair a secret, but have trouble being subtle.

Problems with the move, problems with witnesses, and problems with romance, all blend to make a pretty good story.

The characters were likable, and the humor was biting, and though the ending was a little familiar, I enjoyed the story.

I received this book from Jacob Schroeder at Academy Chicago Publishers. Thanks!

1 comment:

  1. Reminds me of a film that was released a long time ago - I just wish I could remember the title.

    Anyway, it sounds like a good read and anything that will have me laughing out loud is certainly worth a look. Thanks for the review.