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This is the second book from the caper court set, it s one of them books that you can take it or leave it This one is set on Leo Davies and his past catching up with him, got a bit juicey near the end. It is two years since Anthony Cross took his place among the legal eagles at Caper Court and things are getting sexxxxy Anthony s mentor, Leo Davies, takes centre stage in this book This is a good thing as Leo is handsome, charismatic and enigmatic without being really annoying Most characters described in that way are generally really annoying Leo can be annoying , but is interesting enough to make up for it Leo leads something of a double life, keeping his sexual proclivities far from cha It is two years since Anthony Cross took his place among the legal eagles at Caper Court and things are getting sexxxxy Anthony s mentor, Leo Davies, takes centre stage in this book This is a good thing as Leo is handsome, charismatic and enigmatic without being really annoying Most characters described in that way are generally really annoying Leo can be annoying , but is interesting enough to make up for it Leo leads something of a double life, keeping his sexual proclivities far from chambers, but a chancer with a big mouth is ready to talk Rumours are flying and Leo is prepared to do whatever it takes to quash them so that he can take silk, becoming a member of the Queen s Counsel Will lawyer Rachel Dean be his ticket, and is he callous enough to use her as such Anthony went on a few dates with Rachel, who decided she preferred Leo, for complex and sensitively portrayed reasons Anthony s head nearly explodes with cognitive dissonance when Leo and Rachel get together An enjoyable read, will be reading the next one to see what the lusty lawyers are up to @EBOOK ô Judicial Whispers ó A rumor campaign threatens to thwart London barrister Leo Davies s hope of election to that rarefied strata of the British legal hierarchy, the Queen s Counsel The rumors are based on truth, for Leo s sex life is hardly conventional In a typical mystery novel, such a scenario would lead to blackmail or murder or both But Caro Fraser s new novel is neither typical nor a mystery All of the drama in this character study of a fascinating protagonist comes from Leo s interior struggle with issues of sex, love, class, and ambition The real mystery is how erroneously this book has been cast as a legal thrillerAdvised that the best way to scotch the rumors is to take a wife, Leo becomes involved with Rachel Dean, a beautiful and emotionally rigid solicitor who has good reason to be so guarded That Leo s close friend Anthony also covets Rachel might initially strike readers as an unnecessary diversion, but Fraser brilliantly uses the men s relationship to illuminate Leo s complicated sexual nature, which is enacted in his courtship of Rachel and his almost inadvertent wakening of her sexual passion There s too much fear in you, Leo says when Anthony charges him with using Rachel to further his own ambitions Don t you remember Or don t you want to remember There are things you don t want to confront things about Rachel that you ll never understand You re empty You re devoid of anything that could help her, because you ve never been to that part of yourself where you find out things, the best and the worst But you re young You ll learn Leo s journey through the tortuous landscape of his own mental inferno makes for compelling reading in a sophisticated and engrossing novelJane Adams This is the second book in the legal series about the 5 Caper Court Chambers A nice easy read and perfectly entertaining. Page turner. Pure soap opera stuff. Really enjoyed this story Could hardly put it down Looking forward to next book in series. Second of the series, and the first that I have read An enjoyable introduction to the convoluted culture of the British law system Some very touching bits of irony and humanity from Leo, and I was astonished by the professional competence of Rachel Dean, together with her incompetence at her personal relationships And an interesting ending, presaging trouble to come. I have to say I really enjoyed this book It is such a page turner, I was up till nearly 1am A good holiday read I suppose I like books that show me a world I know nothing about, and these Caper court books do that wondefully that s part of the escapism I also quite like flawed characters, and there are several of those, Leo especially, there are, moments I can t stand him, yet he is always interesting Even Anthony Cross there were moments I didn t like him much that callow youth thin I have to say I really enjoyed this book It is such a page turner, I was up till nearly 1am A good holiday read I suppose I like books that show me a world I know nothing about, and these Caper court books do that wondefully that s part of the escapism I also quite like flawed characters, and there are several of those, Leo especially, there are, moments I can t stand him, yet he is always interesting Even Anthony Cross there were moments I didn t like him much that callow youth thing, mixed with a slight arrogance I don t really like, although overall he is likeable, and I look forward to seeing him develop over subsequent novels I thought Leo s trip to Wales for Christmas was quite poignant too I also loved the hapless Felicity I am glad she ended up at Caper court I was especially pleased that I enjoyed this so much because the first book in this series left me slightly cold, I wanted to love it so i could go on and enjoy the series I was probably slightly keener in my review of it than I really felt that s how much I wanted to love this series of books Well now I am on track because I enjoyed this so much I can t wait to read the next one which I have already on mnt tbr Oddball mix of snobbery, frigidity, class upper mid low , homosexuality, poverty, manipulation, blackmail.Achilles heels abound throughout the social structures and moralities of the leading players Rumors and hidden agendas run rampant, as protagonist barrister Leo Davies reaches for his personal brass ring, to take the silk Of the four main characters, only the flakey, dingleberry assistant Felicity openly displays her true personality, while Leo, Anthony, and Rachael cloak their true Oddball mix of snobbery, frigidity, class upper mid low , homosexuality, poverty, manipulation, blackmail.Achilles heels abound throughout the social structures and moralities of the leading players Rumors and hidden agendas run rampant, as protagonist barrister Leo Davies reaches for his personal brass ring, to take the silk Of the four main characters, only the flakey, dingleberry assistant Felicity openly displays her true personality, while Leo, Anthony, and Rachael cloak their true identities ambitions and dark pasts in socially acceptable behaviors The pretentious personalities of Leo and Anthony, plus judges court members, became dull reading Thankfully outrageous Felicity added some much needed spark