By Thom Geier
October 26, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Color of Law

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The ne’er-do-well son of a Texas senator is murdered on the eve of Dad announcing his presidential bid. A black, heroin-addicted prostitute is arrested on the capital charge — and Scott Fenney reluctantly tapped to defend her. Fenney is a recognizable type: a once-idealistic poor boy-turned SMU football hero-turned cutthroat partner at a white-shoe Dallas law firm who’s willing to bend the rules to win. Unfortunately, while he has a nice feel for Texas society, Mark Gimenez stocks his debut, The Color of Law, solely with recognizable types who never stray from hokey formula.

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