Swinson's novel is like a roller coaster. The excitement builds slowly as the book soars with expectation. Swinson doesn't disappoint. She loads the thrill ride with an ensemble of characters behind the infamous Yoshi Lomax, a suspiciously successful defense attorney. Momentum builds as Yoshi uses any means necessary to win cases for the most wealthy and vile. The book hits a turn at full speed and continues at that pace until the very end.
Yoshi Lomax is a defense attorney who trusts in the power of greed and lust to guarantee her victory in the courtroom. She's so blind with arrogance that she fails to see the danger lurking in the eyes of those she underestimates. Then a case comes along where Yoshi has to figure out if, after playing dirty for so long, she can even recall the meaning of "ethics." (DAFINA, Apr., 320 pp., $15.00)