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An AMTRAK passenger train crashes in Philadelphia with 36 deaths and over 200 injuries. The train's engineer does nothing to try to slow down/stop the train. The engineer, who was gravely injured in the crash, recovers but remembers nothing. He is charged with 36 cases of manslaughter and 200 other lesser crimes.
This is author Myers' second novel. The protagonist is the engineer's defense attorney who is also his cousin and best friend. The plot twists come so fast they are difficult to keep up with. An Engineered Injustice is an easy 5 star suspense mystery. Narration is superb.
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This is a first rate legal story, good enough to make a great movie. As you aware from the publisher summary, a passenger train is derailed and everything seems to point to an engineer 's error. Within hours after the crash, powerful litigation firms, all the local and national media zero in on the engineer. To complicate matters, one of the victims is the son of a Philadelphia mafia don.
My issue is in the lack character development. I found all of the characters intriguing, but I felt disappointed and wantedvto know more about the families and especially the law firms.
The narrator was far to bland for my taste. I felt he could have been far more creative with key characters.
This is indeed a great story. Despite my criticisms, I plan on trying more novels from this author.
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