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June 9, 2014

ACCIDENTS - A Legal Misadventure by Phillip Rohlin

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ACCIDENTS
A Legal Misadventure
by
Phillip Rohlin

  • Paperback: 198 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (January 6, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478718544
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478718543
OVERVIEW
(from Amazon)
This is a story about borderline attorneys, their employees and associates, all yearning for a different life and devising madcap schemes that embroil them in seriously troubling entanglements. . One of them has withdrawn from the stresses of the profession and is trying to live a life of quiet contemplation and self-discovery in isolation at the beach, but he is constantly drawn back into the chaos engendered by his friends. His life- changing discoveries have taken him on a journey into the martial arts and to an unforgettable friendship with the great writer Henry Miller. His friends turn to him to help them untangle hopeless complications resulting from their misadventures. One of leading characters commits a heinous murder that upsets the delicate balance of trust and interdependence that holds their world together. It changes the street dynamic and causes their lives to be engulfed in increasingly disruptive turmoil. A love story is interwoven throughout between the attorney protagonist and a lovely woman. She ridicules his self-involvement and world view, and wants him to relate to her in ways he finds spurious and unrealizable. Their fluctuating relationship resonates throughout the bizarre events elaborated in the story.
REVIEW
The story has some very strange lawyers in it. My first impression was I was going to be reading a mystery story where the lawyers defend the clients.  Boy was I wrong. We have Tim who is an expert musician.  He is almost psychic.   One strange thing I felt Time did was eat glass; This was proof to the jury in his closing argument that the plaintiff was lying.  She had claimed she had severe bodily injury from some food that had shards of glass in it.  Then we have "The Fatman" Jackie,  who seems like he always has his hands on his privates, when he is in negotiations on the phone or in conference.  He always kept plants on his desk so his clients can't see what he is doing. Now here is another little oddity of The Fatman.  He has formed a psyllium and chia seed religion.  The seeds pass through his entire system, or so he says.  He always caries a jar of them with him.  The sad thing is, he is proud of it. Then we have the pimp, who has found a friend in Blooze, well maybe not a friend but he pimps her out for sex.   Things seem to go better with the clients when they have had a pimp out with Blooze.
Now, we don't want to leave out the females, they find Blooze has other talents too.  We also have an M.D. who is called Doctor O. He is a big man and refers to his privates as  Klaina. meaning child.   He shams the personal injury cases for the lawyers.
No one doubles over Master Lee.   He is a martial arts expert.  No one  is beyond his wrath if they double over Master Lee.
Developing fraudulent personal injury cases is Levonne who has a car towing company.  He works with the unscrupulous layers and doctors to develop  these cases.
 "Tropic of Cancer" written by Henry Miller is known for his Ping Pong with nude women.
This is my opinion, and only my  opinion.  It appears to me that the story should be about these wacky lawyers being locked up instead of the actual perpetrators.
The title suits the book really well.  ACCIDENTS, these lawyers are accidents waiting to happen.  A Legal Misadventure, well,  like I said before, maybe these wack jobs of lawyers with their weird,creepy, and illegal ways should be locked up. I just couldn't find anything in this book that was actually a real good  thing about the book.  We're talking about lawyers and their side hands doing more illegal things than the man or woman on trial. I thought maybe the romance would perk the book up, but it seemed this didn't go any where.  It was just filled with obscene words and no actual romance.  Just sex.
I just couldn't find anything good about this book.  Maybe the plot should have changed into getting these sicko lawyers disbarred.  I'm not able to recommend this book to anyone. I had a hard time getting through to the end.  I will say that the review is in the eyes of the reader, so to be fair, grab a copy and read it.  Draw your own conclusions and see if you understand what the author was getting at.

I was given a complimentary copy of ACCIDENTS from the author, Phillip Rohlin and OutSkirts Press for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 1 Star.
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Phillip Rohlin graduated with honors and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from USLA Law School and became a Deputy Attorney General or the State of California working under Attorney General Stanley Mosk preparing criminal appellate briefs in response to appeals from convictions at the trial court level. He then worked as a trial lawyer for a large defense firm that represented insurance companies, Thereafter, he opened his own office. He studied Tae Kwondo Karate with  a famous master for thirty-three years and has a third degree black belt. He has competed in numerous Los Angeles city karate tournaments.  He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.
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