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)
ISBN9781543600322
Author
Release DateJan 23rd, 2018
PublisherBrilliance Audio
GenreMystery
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Reviews An Engineered Injustice (Philadelphia Legal #2)

  • Matt
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Louise Wilson
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Judy Collins
    1970-01-01
    Review to follow.
  • Carol
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • elaine davey
    1970-01-01
    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
  • Kate~Bibliophile Book Club
    1970-01-01
    Another superb legal thriller! Full review soon!
  • Lisa Chalmers
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Bonnye Reed
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Kimberly Hicks
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Ellie Book Girl
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Sara Pepas
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • Kathleen Gray
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Stanley McShane
    1970-01-01
    A passenger train crashes in North Philadelphia resulting in multiple fatalities with hundreds injured. It's not long before criminal defense attorney Vaughn Coburn gets a call regarding his cousin Eddy, the engineer, and a survivor. He and his cousin share a shameful secret caused when they were both young and dumb. Vaughn owes Eddy, and both their families--big time, and he is forced to accept his defense. The novel works well as a standalone, ...
  • Nikki
    1970-01-01
    Great bookPlot was excellent & the character development was great, too. I found myself even more invested in this book than the first of the series. I also found Vaughn to be a more likable character than Mick, so was glad that Mick’s role in this book was minor. As an aside, I found the narrator of the Audible book (I read when I’m at home & switch to audio in the car during my commute) to be much more pleasant than the first. I didn’t ca...
  • Rod
    1970-01-01
    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 #
  • Linda
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • Ronnie Hamilton
    1970-01-01
    Fairly good & suspenseful Legal/Action Mystery but a Tad Too Far Fetched. But, I would & probably will read another of this author's work before kicking him to the curb for good.
  • Brian J Gallagher
    1970-01-01
    Riveting ReadCompelling page turner from start to finish. Plan on a late night once started. By far the best legal novel I've read in years.
  • J.
    1970-01-01
    Non stop actionThis book kept me on the edge for the entire story. Colorful characters and lots of twists and turns. Love the unexpected surprises.
  • beth Farzetta
    1970-01-01
    Great book. Philadelphia land marks were very true to fact. The train crash story again very true to fact. The courtroom , investigation and trial was non stop on the edge of your seat thriller.
  • A.Vishvaksenan
    1970-01-01
    The Engineered Justice is what you would want to read if you are much into thrillers involving courtroom cases. The story is set in an american court case about a train accident. The lawyer Vaughn, is representing his cousin (the engineer of the crashed train) in the court. With petitions from the public, involvement of a gangster, a dark past with his cousin, and opposing the largest P.I firms in the nation, Vaughn is totally perplexed on what h...
  • Kimberly Hicks
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Courtney Johnson
    1970-01-01
    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,...
  • Debra Baker
    1970-01-01
    This legal thriller is a well crafted, page turner. I would have read it straight through if I was able. I couldn't put it down. It's easy to read and very detailed. I had to hold my breath in the middle of the book, worried about what would happen-with the gas and shower. Don't want to give anything away so i will just say great book. I can't decide if I like this one better than the first, but I feel this one may have had more action. Love the ...