A New York Times and Amazon Bestseller.Meet Mike Daley. Ex-priest. Ex-public defender. And as of yesterday, ex-partner in one of San Francisco's most prominent law firms.Today he's out on his own, setting up practice on the wrong side of town. Then his best friend and former colleague is charged with the brutal double murder of two fellow lawyers. Daley is instantly catapulted into a high-profile investigation involving the prestigious law firm that just booted him.As he prepares his case, Daley uncovers the firm's dirtiest secrets. It doesn't take long for him to discover that in this trial, ambition, friendship, greed, and long-standing grudges will play just as important a role as truth and justice. Brilliantly paced, crackling with energy and suspense, SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES reminds us why we love to hate lawyers -- but can't get enough of courtroom drama when it's done this well.“Outstanding! Siegel’s characters are sharp and witty. Nobody writes dialogue better.” – Robert Dugoni, NY Times and Amazon bestselling author of MY SISTER’S GRAVE. With SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES, author Sheldon Siegel burst onto the legal thriller arena exposing the world of big-time law firms and lawyers in a fresh, sharp-witted, wonderfully sardonic page-turner. SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES introduces us to criminal defense attorneys and former spouses Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez -- incompatible for marriage, but just right for everything else."A page-turner of the finger-burning kind."-- San Francisco Chronicle"An A+ first novel."-- The Philadelphia Inquirer“With a winning protagonist and a gripping plot, Siegel's debut is sure to make partner at its first-choice firm: the expanding empire of Turow, Grisham, Lescroart, Wilhelm, Margolin and Baldacci.” -- Publisther’s Weekly SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES is first book in the NY Times and Amazon best selling legal thriller series featuring Mike Daley & Rosie Fernandez.