Maryland Blogger: Book Recommendation: The Substitution Order by Martin Clark

Book Recommendation: The Substitution Order by Martin Clark

Book Recommendation: The Substitution Order by Martin Clark

 

The Substitution Order (2019) is the latest legal thriller by retired Virginia Circuit Court Judge Martin Clark. I enjoyed this novel and recommend it for your reading list. You will want to recommend this book to the lawyers in your family. Click on the links to learn more about the author and his books.

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Entertainment Weekly called Martin Clark “hands down, our finest legal-thriller writer.” The New York Times stated that he is “the thinking man’s John Grisham.” The Winston-Salem Journal declared that he has set “the new standard by which other works of legal fiction should be judged,” and David Baldacci praised him as “a truly original writer.” Currently a sitting circuit court judge in Patrick County, Virginia, Martin is a graduate of Davidson College and attended law school at the University of Virginia. When he was appointed to the bench in 1992 at age thirty-two, he became one of the youngest judges in the history of the commonwealth. His novels have appeared on several bestseller lists and have been chosen as a New York Times Notable Book, a Washington Post Book World Best Book of the Year, a Bookmarks Magazine Best Book of the Year, a Boston Globe Best Book of the Year, a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, a finalist for the Stephen Crane First Fiction Award, and the winner of the Library of Virginia’s People’s Choice Award in 2009 and 2016. He received the Patrick County Outstanding Community Service Award in 2016 and the Virginia State Bar’s Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award in 2018. Martin’s wife, Deana, is a photographer, and they live on a farm with dogs, cats, chickens, guinea fowl and three donkeys.

 

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Goodreads Review of The Substitution Order

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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Comment balloon 8 commentsRoy Kelley • September 01 2019 12:37PM

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Good morning Roy. Might be time to read some fiction. Thanks for the recommendation. Enjoy your day.

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 7 days ago

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You will enjoy this book. It should be on your reading list.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 7 days ago

Pretty soon it is great reading weather here in WI...thanks for the tip!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) 6 days ago

Thank you Roy, Ron is ecstatic at this book as I am.  We are not fans of Grisham, so that sentence from the NY times resonates with us.  I noticed that the author is a graduate of your Ama Mater.  Happy Tuesday...A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 6 days ago

Roy, Bernie has downloaded this, but hasn't had a chance to get to it yet. Although, he is very anxious to read it and appreciates that your personal recommendation. I may even read it. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 6 days ago

Sounds like a great read for legal thriller book worms out there, Roy.  

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 6 days ago

Sounds like a good thriller and one my brother-in-law would enjoy to read as he was a lawyer and now a Judge.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) 6 days ago

Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy a good book or two this week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 6 days ago

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