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Bluebird Rising

A Mystery

J. Shepard Mysteries

John DeCure

Minotaur Books

In this brooding, atmospheric mystery, John DeCure once again brings the seemingly disparate worlds of law and surfing together with engaging results. For J. Shepard, prosecuting attorney with the California State Bar Association, only one thing in his life keeps him centered: riding waves. When the surf is rising, J. has never had a problem coming up with an excuse to cut out of work.

But with a new fiancée and a troubling internal audit beginning at work, J. has little time these days to hit the sand. When a legal mentor from his distant past washes up in his office stinking of alcohol and hoping for a second chance at life, J. drops everything, including his surfboard. But will he be able to help? The man is in deep trouble, and J. will have to use every tool at his disposal, both in the courtroom and on the beach, to get him out of it. A wrenching, suspenseful follow-up to John DeCure's critically acclaimed Reef Dance, Bluebird Rising is a taut novel sure to please established fans and new readers alike.

In this brooding, atmospheric mystery, John DeCure once again brings the seemingly disparate worlds of law and surfing together with engaging results. For J. Shepard, prosecuting attorney with the California State Bar Association, only one thing in his life keeps him centered: riding waves. When the surf is rising, J. has never had a problem coming up with an excuse to cut out of work.

But with a new fiancée and a troubling internal audit beginning at work, J. has little time these days to hit the sand. When a legal mentor from his distant past washes up in his office stinking of alcohol and hoping for a second chance at life, J. drops everything, including his surfboard. But will he be able to help? The man is in deep trouble, and J. will have to use every tool at his disposal, both in the courtroom and on the beach, to get him out of it. A wrenching, suspenseful follow-up to John DeCure's critically acclaimed Reef Dance, Bluebird Rising is a taut novel sure to please established fans and new readers alike.

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OneThe lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client.This old saying is something of a proverb for the state bar prosecutors in my office, we attorneys who make a living cracking down on our own fallen brethren for their acts of professional misconduct. It has to do with ego, when you’re talking about those who defend themselves on their very own, a kind of arrogance you develop from being so close to the problem for such a long time that you no longer realize that you are the goddamned problem. Now, a few of these do-it-yourselfers I run up against are just hardluck broke and have
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  • John DeCure

  • John DeCure was a deputy trial counsel with the State Bar of California from 1993-1998. He lives and surfs in Southern California, where he was born and raised.
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