Mike Daley has been a lot of things – a husband, a public defender, a priest briefly, and a lawyer with Simpson & Gates of San Francisco. Now he is divorced, although he remains on amiable terms with his wife Rosie, who is also an attorney. His legal work is sub-par, according to his boss, and the company has given him an ultimatum – either tender a resignation or be fired. So Mike gives his notice, stating that he has decided to set up his own private practice.
On the last day of his employment at Simpson & Gates, a senior partner as well as a younger female attorney die by gunshot at 1:30 in the morning. It appears that the senior partner had an argument with the woman, pulled out a gun and shot her, then turned the gun on himself. Everyone at the firm is shocked. The police question everyone who was in the building that evening. To Mike’s surprise, the police conclude that instead of the senior partner being the culprit, someone else came into the office and murdered both of the attorneys. Even more surprising, Mike’s friend Joel, another attorney at Simpson & Gates, is accused of the crime.Continue reading “Special Circumstances – by Sheldon Siegel (2000)”