By Tom Holt
Duncan's boss doesn't imagine he's minimize out to be a attorney. He isn't a pack animal. He lacks the killer intuition. but if his ally from university barges his long ago into Duncan's existence, in addition to an entire helping forged of legal professionals, ex-wives, zombies, and snow-white unicorns, it's no longer lengthy earlier than issues turn into fairly unsettling. bushy, even.
Paperback: 404 pages
Publisher: Orbit (February 7, 2008)
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