Stanley Hastings tries to prove his client didn't kill her lover, and gets shot for his trouble. He also gets fired, summoned before the grand jury, and embroiled in such a legal mess that his boss, negligence lawyer Richard Rosenberg, will have to cut a deal to save him.
"An endearing hero ... unorthodox mysteries ... forever-fresh series. Stanley ... plays a game of basketball that is pure poetry."
- Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review
"Another fine mess ... another laugh-filled plot."
- Phil Thomas, Associated Press
"You'll become addicted to Stanley Hastings."
- Harriet Stay, Mystery News
"Before the twisting plot leads to two climaxes (one farcical) we get vivid looks at Manhattan's seamier side, pointers on one-on-one basketball, and a sweet victory for a 10-year-old Harlem boy." -Publishers Weekly