Having read Phillip Margolin's books before, I was eager to read this one. It was an easy and quick read and I finished it in 2 nights. However I read this book right after I finished Huang Yi's A Step Into The Past and compared to Huang Yi's work, Violent Crimes was quite disappointing. It's a far cry from Gone But Not Forgotten.
I supposed this book was okay if someone wanted to make it into a blockbuster movie. There was nothing new in the plot. The heroine, Amanda Jaffe, was a lawyer who tries to free her 2 innocent clients, one was accused of brutal murders - and the other one had admitted to killing his own father.