The Law of Second Chances

By James Sheehan (Trade Paperback, 2013)

Jack Tobin, a Florida trial lawyer, is committed to justice for the innocent. But when he's presented with Henry Wilson's case, he's unsure of the convict's innocence. Wilson has eight weeks to live, and Tobin has to decide if he can and will help him.

Benny Avrile is a small-time thief with his eye on an oil man's big billfold. But Benny is way over his head on this one. The robbery goes bad, and the oil man ends up dead. Just when Benny's fate is all but sealed, an old friend from Jack's past reaches out...

The clock is ticking on Henry Wilson's life, the cops are in hot pursuit of Benny, and back at home, there are dark clouds on the horizon for Jack and his beautiful wife, Pat.




    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781455574520

    • On Sale Date: 09/10/2013

    • Publisher: Center Street

    Formats Available: Electronic Book, Trade Paperback

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Jack Tobin, a Florida trial lawyer, is committed to justice for the innocent. But when he's presented with Henry Wilson's case, he's unsure of the convict's innocence. Wilson has eight weeks to live, and Tobin has to decide if he can and will help him.

Benny Avrile is a small-time thief with his eye on an oil man's big billfold. But Benny is way over his head on this one. The robbery goes bad, and the oil man ends up dead. Just when Benny's fate is all but sealed, an old friend from Jack's past reaches out...

The clock is ticking on Henry Wilson's life, the cops are in hot pursuit of Benny, and back at home, there are dark clouds on the horizon for Jack and his beautiful wife, Pat.




James Sheehan is the author of The Lawyer's Lawyer, The Mayor of Lexington Avenue, and The Law of Second Chances. He was a successful trial attorney for 30 years, and currently teaches trial law and is the Director of the Tampa Law Institute at Stetson University College of Law in Tampa, Florida.
Learn more at jamessheehanauthor.com


  • Praise for James Sheehan's previous novels:

    "Sheehan...writes with bleak clarity...but there's a touch of the poet in his voice." (The New York Times, on The Mayor of Lexington Avenue).

  • "This is a debut novel but it reads like it was written by a master of the genre." (Nelson DeMille, on The Mayor of Lexington Avenue).

  • "Here's a legal thriller that's so good it instantly leaves Grisham and the gang choking on its dust..." (Booklist, on The Mayor of Lexington Avenue).

  • "To Kill A Mockingbird on steroids..." (Chicago Tribune, on The Mayor of Lexington Avenue).

  • "An assured, elegant, suspenseful courtroom thriller."
    (Kirkus Reviews, on The Law of Second Chances).

  • "Fast moving and tightly written...boasts a gripping story and characters who will make the reader care.  Al in all, a stylish and engaging novel."
    (Richard North Patterson, on The Law of Second Chances).

  • "Compelling."
    (New York Law Journal, on The Law of Second Chances).

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The Law of Second Chances
  • Publisher: Center Street
  • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN
  • Pages: 416
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 8"
  • ISBN-13: 9781455574520
  • On Sale Date: 09/10/2013
The Law of Second Chances