Review: Contempt by Michael Cordell

Posted on Sep 30 2020 - 9:00am by Claire Herbaux
Contempt - Michael Cordell

Imagine being robbed of five years of your life and then getting a chance to take revenge on the person who destroyed your life. Would you take it? Thane Banning in Michael Cordell’s first novel Contempt certainly took it and we can see how it turned out in a gripping court case.

Banning spent half a decade in prison on death row before being released on what seems like a technicality – at least that’s how he is treated in public.

It’s been a while since a book was this captivating and held me for so long, I read it in two sittings. Whenever you think you know what it going on, it’s going in a different direction.

His reputation is destroyed, his marriage almost over and prison has changed him.

The innocent man he once was had to learn that playing by the rules gets you nowhere in prison. So now he is out – can he go back to who he was? Before he finds out, he has one chance to right the wrongs, he can keep another innocent person from being sent to prison by the same district attorney.

When a former inmate is arrested, Banning, a real estate lawyer, takes the case and finds himself face to face with the DA. With no experience in criminal law this could be an open and shut case, but Banning is set on getting his revenge!

What unfolds in front of us is a thrilling court case with twists waiting on every page. After all, in prison Banning learnt about the criminal from the best of them and he is not ready to go down without a fight.

It’s been a while since a book was this captivating and held me for so long, I read it in two sittings. Whenever you think you know what it going on, it’s going in a different direction. Just like in prison, you can’t trust anyone – or any rules and it is never certain who will survive.

Contempt, by Michael Cordell, is available now. ISBN 10: 1631610805. Published by TCK Publishing. Get to know the author by visiting his website.

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