An Engineered Injustice (Philadelphia Legal #2) by William L. Myers Jr.

An Engineered Injustice (Philadelphia Legal #2)

What if the deadliest train wreck in the nation’s history was no accident?When a passenger train derails in North Philadelphia with fatal results, idealistic criminal defense attorney Vaughn Coburn takes on the most personal case of his young career. The surviving engineer is his cousin Eddy, and when Eddy asks Vaughn to defend him, he can’t help but accept. Vaughn has a debt to repay, for he and his cousin share an old secret—one that chan...

Details An Engineered Injustice (Philadelphia Legal #2)

TitleAn Engineered Injustice (Philadelphia Legal #2)
Release DateJan 23rd, 2018
PublisherBrilliance Audio
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Legal Thriller, Suspense

Reviews An Engineered Injustice (Philadelphia Legal #2)

  • Matt
    First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, William L. Myers, Jr., and Thomas & Mercer for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.After his sensational debut legal thriller, William L. Myers, Jr. is back with another explosive novel that is sure to grab the attention of the reader from the opening lines. Vaughn Coburn is a young and fairly astute lawyer in Philadelphia whose me...
  • Mackey St
    This fast paced thriller moves quicker than a roaring locomotive to its breathtaking conclusion. It has been ages since I have read good legal thrillers but this one caught my attention for multiple reasons, not the least of which was the topic of a massive train crash. Anyone keeping up with the news in the US is aware that there has been a number of Amtrak wrecks in 2018, so this book is as timely as it is captivating.In An Engineered Injustice...
  • Louise Wilson
    A passenger train derails in the North Philadelphia with fatal results, and criminal defence attorney Vaughn Coburn takes on the most personal case of his young career. The surviving engineer is his young cousin, Eddy. Vaughn has a debt to repay, as he and his cousin share an old secret.Wow. I don't really know how to praise this book as I'm afraid I will do it an injustice. This is the best courtroom drama I have read in a long while. The book t...
  • Liz Barnsley
    An Engineered Injustice follows the same law firm from A Criminal Defense which I purchased and loved recently, but either could be read as a standalone and I highly recommend both especially if you have been lacking good legal thrillers in your reading life…A train crash, a huge loss of life, and immediately there are lawsuits – but in the case of Vaughn’s cousin Eddy, a possibility of criminal charges as it may well be that he is responsi...
  • Tulay
    If you like reading legal thrillers, this book is for you.After reading his first book couldn't wait for this one. Train derail in North Philadelphia, many dreads and injuries. Train engineer Eddy, is lawyer Vaughn's cousin. Eddy was injured and doesn't remember the accident. Was this accident or someone else engineered it? Many twists will keep you reading this novel.
  • Kathi Defranc
    An intriguing legal thriller where a defense attorney faces unimaginable evil. I was hooked by the first page, where a fatal train crash on tv grabs the attention of Vaughn Coburn,an attorney, as he realizes that his boss is on the train and his cousin Eddie usually drives that route! He quickly hears that Eddie was the engineer and he is being blamed for what happened. The deaths from the crash mount, many have serious injury, and the questions ...
  • Amy
    Last summer I read (and loved) Myers debut, A Criminal Defense and realized how much I’ve missed reading a good legal thriller. When the author contacted me about reviewing this one it was a no brainer, I loved that while the law most definitely plays a huge role in his writing it’s not over complicated and confusing. Things are told in a fast paced manner with legal terminology laid out in simple terms while the plot itself is complicated wi...
  • Joey R.
    3 Stars— I decided to read “An Engineered Injustice” primarily because of how much I enjoyed Myers’ first book “A Criminal Defense.” First of all, Myers is a very good writer and gets you invested in the story very quickly. The book is centered around Vaughn, a lawyer who is enlisted to represent his cousin who was the engineer of a train that wrecked killing numerous passengers. The author does an excellent job of making the engineer...
  • Judy Collins
    Review to follow.
  • Carol
    Perfect title for this book, with Amtrak and Eddy, their engineer under the gun for a horrific crash. Eddy is Vaughn's cousin, and Vaughn, as Eddy's lawyer, owes him and his whole family a legal reprieve, an "innocent", a stay of execution. The forces roiling around Eddy's conviction are rich, powerful and sleazy. Vaughn is out of his depth. And then there is the mob. Meyers portrayal of middle class, blue collar characters is compelling, especia...
  • Pamela
    WOW!! I can't get this book out of my head! William L. Myers Jr. has penned one realistic, mind-blowing thriller. A thriller that probably holds more than a few grains of 'abuse of power' truth. And that is what has kept my mind whirling! It COULD REALLY HAPPEN!!! Maybe it already has???????Expertly penned and tightly edited, this is one heck of a ride. The characters all come across as 'leap-off-the-page' realistic; as does the action, dialogue,...
  • Kate~Bibliophile Book Club
    William L. Myers Jr. is a new author to me and having read and loved A Criminal Defense, I was delighted to be able to read this follow-up. I’m a big fan of legal thrillers and An Engineered Injustice is another excellent addition to the genreA passenger train derails with fatal results, and Vaughn Coburn takes on the case. His cousin, Eddy, was the engineer driving the train when it derailed. Coburn sets out to defend Eddy against claims that ...
  • elaine davey
    Great writer. This is the second book i have read by w l myers. I could not put either book down. The story flows? It has plenty of suspense and keeps one guessing. The book has very accurate information which is obviously drawn from research and the writers own knowledge of his profession. I learnt a few things about trains and the justice professionIf there is another book written by this author i will be lining up for a copy
  • Lisa Chalmers
    I read the author’s latest book, An Engineered Injustice, as a follow up to his first book, A Criminal Defense. I thoroughly enjoyed A Criminal Defense for its dense plotting, deep character development and the stunning surprise at the end. I enjoyed An Engineered Injustice every bit as much; the story hooked me from the outset and kept me glued with compelling characters—both good and evil—and a plot packed with twists and turns overlaying...
  • Cynthia Fischer
    I wanted to read this book the moment I saw it because I know how devastating a train wreck can be. My uncle was the engineer of train in Iowa. Someone switched another train onto the track he was on. It was around a curve, and there was no time to stop before it crashed. He died immediately. It took years for the railroad to give his pension to my aunt. Through litigation it was finally settled and my uncle was found to be not at fault. I wanted...
  • Kimberly Hicks
    Well my, my, my! What a way to start the 2018 reading season off with a legal thriller so exciting, it’s literally begging Hollywood to turn this novel into a major feature film!Talk about ripped from the headlines? A catastrophic train derailment not only tore up the tracks and anything that came within inches of its wrath, but destroyed the lives that it carried within its cars. These passengers were thrown about like clothes tumbling in a dr...
  • Stephen Bentley
    An Engineered Injustice is the second novel in the Philadelphia Legal series by author William L. Myers. Let me say at the outset it isn’t quite as good as the first: A Criminal Defense. That is not surprising because I said in an earlier review of A Criminal Defense that it was “a scorcher of a legal thriller.” This didn’t quite get to the same heat levels for me probably because the earlier parts of this second book were more pedestrian...
  • Bonnye Reed
    GNab An Engineered Injustice is an excellent novel, a young, fairly naive Philadelphia attorney trying to protect his engineer cousin from ambulance chasing lawyers, the NTSB, a biased press and Philly's own mob boss following a questionable train wreck. Add to that the head of his firm was a victim in the train crash that resulted in 30-something deaths, including the 20 year old son of the Philly mafia boss, and over 200 injured. William L. Mye...
  • Rod
    I'm finished with An Engineered Injustice: After Reading Philadelphia Legal 1# A Best seller for our AuthorI was hooked I already had "And Engineered Injustice" on my kindle ready to go,I wasn't disappointed as the book took off and was like aRunaway train . if you love a good Thriller you must try alegal thriller this is a good place to start.a sure 5 star read I am know waiting for Philadelphia Legal 3 #
  • Sara Pepas
    Thank you to Netgalley for giving me the opportunity to read and review, "An Engineered Injustice"by William L. Myers Jr. . I was amazed at how realistic this work of fiction felt. From the derailing of the train to the courtroom, I was eager to find out who did it. It felt just like an episode of Law and Order. I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to the 3rd installment of the series.
  • Rich
    What can I say I had high hopes for this novel. I gave his first novel 4 stars last year and thought this one would be a winner. I even had the library order it since my ereader is down. The novel had an interesting premise but it was pretty hollow and boring after that lol. In the first 200 pages there were hardly any thrills. I did not really care about the so called good guy, his family, his cousin the lawyer , The girlfriend the lawyer was ba...
  • Ellie Book Girl
    I read Mr. Myers debut novel A Criminal Defense and enjoyed it. I picked up the second book in the series, An Engineered Injustice, and loved it. The book grabbed me from the start and raced me through an emotional roller coaster. Both books involve the same Philadelphia criminal defense firm. The protagonist in An Engineered Injustice is Vaughn Coburn, an associate at the law firm. His cousin, and client, Eddy is a train engineer for Amtrak. The...
  • James Clancy
    What a delight to come across an author whose second book positively exceeds the standards set by their debut publication. Having read William Myers’ 'A Criminal Defence', I was eagerly looking forward to 'An Engineered Injustice' and I was certainly not disappointed. Okay, the plot may seem somewhat contrived but, in this day and age, anything is possible and it’s not, therefore, unrealistic to believe in the conjunction of intrigue, avarice...
  • Jb17112
    7/10. The premise is interesting and unique. The last part of the novel is based on absurd actions and, as somebody else noted, was like a Perry Mason episode. Still I think the author has potential and would read another.
  • reneeNaDaBomb
    An Engineering Injustice (Philadelphia Legal #2)Politics, corrupt cops/lawyers and Amtrack workers bring this story to life. Some people will do whatever to make 💰 and get paid! Fortunately, for Eddy Coburn his cousin, Vaughn, is a hell of a lawyer who represents him. Vaughn fights until the 11th hour of the trial. There is mystery with plenty of suspicious characters that are intriguing but from a 👍 vs 👎 standpoint good rules.I now reco...
  • Amanda
    Really enjoyed this. 4.5 stars. I admit I was getting antsy almost halfway through the book, but Myers came through with satisfying plot turn, a couple of roller coaster nail-biting twists, and fabulous conclusion. Couldn’t put it down, so I finished it in record time. I love how richly and believably he develops backstories and environment, making everything so incredibly believable because of those details. I’m pleased because often an auth...
  • Kathleen Gray
    This is a carefully plotted and nicely written but most importantly entirely plausible legal thriller. Vaughn Coburn may be a fairly new attorney and he knows that he might be a bit out of his depth but he's determined to do his best for his cousin Eddy, an engineer on a fatal train derailment in Philadelphia. Myers has done a terrific job of raising all the possibilities that can come in this situation, from the criminal issues to the hugely com...
  • Karen
    I read the first book and this one is just as good. It keeps you engaged and wondering what will happen next. If you like thrillers and mystery and quick turns you will enjoy this read.
  • Courtney Johnson
    This ripped from the headlines legal thriller kept me riveted from page one. I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Myers' first novel, A Criminal Defense, but I just couldn't put this book down. I like that the author continued with some of the same characters from the first book but brought other minor players to the forefront while introducing some new ones. I also loved the whole mafia angle with Jimmy Nunzio (one of my favorite movie genres). For a while,...
  • Linda
    I just finished reading this book and it is very timely given all of the recent railroad accidents. The characters in this book are well-developed and the writing is compelling. I liked this book better than the first on which was A CRIMINAL DEFENSE. Actually, I couldn't put it down. A great snowy weekend book or a cross country plane ride book. Worth reading.