This book was satisfying overall, if not exceptional. Call it summer reading. The legal stuff was pretty accurate, but the characters were rather stereotyped. I enjoyed the local color since I used to live in the Oakland hills very near where some scenes take place. In fact, the main character drives right by my old house in a car chase scene. The mystery keeps you guessing until the end, although I wouldn’t call it suspenseful. I found the insertion of the character Teddy to be too much political correctness and not very plausible, but some people will enjoy the character development there.