Shoveling Smoke by Austin Davis
Rating: * * * *
First, check out the cover of the book. Have you ever seen a more fitting picture of the stereotypical lawyer?
Now then. Texas has a reputation for doing things their own way. Apparently East Texas rural lawyers take that to the Nth degree.
To get into the swing of things, one of my favorite quotes comes very early in the book: “The man’s beard looked as if it had exploded, leaving clumps of spiky red hair scattered across his massive jaws.”
This book isn’t highly intellectual. It is highly amusing. Suspend reality (oh, please say this isn’t reality!) and enjoy the perilous ride.