Maloney for his excellent legal and practical judgment, and his ability to quickly assess the key issues and develop strategies for consistently obtaining client-focused results within budget. He also has extensive experience drafting and negotiating construction contracts for owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals, including negotiating numerous AIA, DBIA and other industry standard contract documents. In addition to his active construction practice, Mr. Maloney is an experienced trial attorney, having handled jury and bench trials, as well arbitrations and administrative proceedings.
He has also successfully handled appeals in Florida and federal appellate courts. Prior to joining Jimerson Birr, Mr. Maloney has been successfully practicing law in Jacksonville for more than 15 years. Prior to practicing law, Mr. After college, he worked in the admissions office at his alma mater, Florida State University, before later attending law school at the University of Florida.
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When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, travel, tennis, and working out, and is a devoted fan of the Florida State Seminoles and Jacksonville Jaguars. Represented an underground utility contractor in a successful bid protest of a contract award by the City of Jacksonville in which the City reversed the original award decision and awarded the contract to the client based on arguments related to compliance with small and emerging business requirements.
Represented a public, non-profit hospital system in Florida in connection with a comprehensive update and revision of its procurement code. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Maloney's Law by Anne Brooke. Maloney's Law is published as an ebook and paperback by Amber Allure Press. It is the first book in the Maloney series.
Paul Maloney, a small-time private investigator from London, reluctantly accepts a case from his married ex-lover, Dominic Allen. Before he knows it, Paul finds himself embroiled in the dark dealings of big business and the sordid world of international cr Maloney's Law is published as an ebook and paperback by Amber Allure Press.
Before he knows it, Paul finds himself embroiled in the dark dealings of big business and the sordid world of international crime. The deeper he pushes, the closer he comes to losing everything he holds dear. Can he solve the mystery and protect those he loves before it's too late? Get A Copy. More Details Original Title. Maloney's Law 1. Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Maloney's Law , please sign up.
Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. I really liked this book. First and foremost, it's dark, the London setting adding to this aspect even if it starts in summer; however it culminates in autumn rain which is very fitting. It's genuine suspense. The fiends are believable. The pace sometimes moves on with breathtaking speed, as with Paul's escape from Delta Egypt's office in Cairo, sometimes it just crawls on when Jade and Paul do their research at their desks, just as it is in real life.
And also very believable is that Paul's toi I really liked this book. And also very believable is that Paul's toiling and moiling doesn't make him famous in the end; his tribute to solving the crime, albeit somewhat crucial, is lost beneath the work of the police. This hero to me is a welcome change from all the superhero - like PI's who people today's bookshelves.
He's just doing his job, and he is good at what he does because he is "a natural at finding out things that nobody wants to tell me" as he puts it himself. But he has his issues; starting with the trauma of his childhood, the sins of his youth, his recent mistakes. It was even fun to meet his little mannerisms like his ability to name the exact number of days, hours, and minutes since or until an incident or the rules he sets for himself like his love for whisky which he never drinks before 6 pm.
Almost never. Paul is gay, a fact which is important for the plot as it leads Paul to make horribly wrong decisions, but he is not reduced to that single facet of his personality as it is often the case within the genre. However, it's perhaps that fact that allows for a depth of emotionality that would look weird on a "straight, hardboiled PI".
Maloney's Law (Maloney's Law #1) by Anne Brooke
When Paul is upset, he cries. When he is in pain, he begs.
He can even be so lovesick he makes a fool of himself. Yet, he simply breaks into a building to gather information or to shoot a picture of his client's wife and her lover in a captious situation. He's a three dimensional human being I could feel sympathetic for although I didn't always share his point of view; however, his decisions and actions are completely comprehensible.
Even the supportive characters are rendered equally inherently consistent, proof of the author's formidable storytelling. I strongly recommend it to everyone who likes themselves a good thriller. View all 6 comments. Maloney's Law is the book previous to The Bones of Summer. He seemed such a private person and yet also had baffling mood swings.
I now realise that many of my questions would have been answered if I had read Maloney's Law first. The book is taken from the first person point of view of small time private investigator Paul. At the beginning we learn several things about this com Maloney's Law is the book previous to The Bones of Summer. At the beginning we learn several things about this complex man. Firstly he had an affair and fell in love with a married man, Dominic, three years before the start of the book, which ended badly leaving Paul broken hearted.
This led to Paul having a nervous breakdown. At least with someone else in the room. I wonder if that makes me unusual. Dominic has called Paul out of the blue and asked him to take on a case for his company. Dominic owns a very successful IT company and he is thinking of merging with another company based in Egypt. He wants Paul to discover if there is anything underhand going on that would affect the merger. On the surface this seems like a simple job.
Paul needs to do a bit of digging, travel to Cairo and dig some more and then bring a report back to Dominic. However, things hot up when firstly a dead woman turns up outside Dominic's offices and then Paul is threatened and an attempt is made on his life whilst staying in Cairo. I said earlier that Paul is an complex character. In fact it's difficult to put down in words all the various aspects of Paul's character.
He's a man who is very much alone in his life. He never sees his father for reasons I won't go into here as it would be spoilerish and so the relationship with his mother is strained; he hasn't had a lover since Dominic; and he spends his time either working or alone in his house. His only friend is Jade and theirs is a delightful friendship full of love and laughter.
They have an affection for each other which is shown in the way they joke with one another or share information and it is obvious that Paul holds Jade in deep regard. Jade's family also welcome Paul even if Jade's parents are a little perturbed over the exact nature of their friendship. Alongside Paul's relationships or lack thereof is his emotional state which seems to constantly hang in the balance.
When something happens to tip that status quo, Paul is unable to cope and goes into an emotional meltdown which was entirely in keeping with what I would have expected from his behaviour at the beginning of the book. However, my favourite part of Paul's character were the little quirks given to him by the author. I've already mentioned the date keeping, but there were other things as well. Paul's love of whisky and the way he ruthlessly rations it out hinting that he may once have had a serious problem with alcohol is another great quirk sending him into rhapsodies of eloquence when he finally succombs and drinks some: Last of all is The Macallan, rarely opened, its rich toffee glow hinting of secrets not yet understood, not yet known.
Yes, this is the one. As I release it, the smell of new leather and dark Spanish sherry settles around me, and I pour a double measure, more, into my waiting glass. The golden liquid swings round, marking its place, waiting for me, calling. The story itself is a breathtaking ride from start to finish. Paul's tenacity leads him further and further into danger as he uncovers clues leading to the death of the young woman and the connection to her and the company Dominic wants investigating. Along the way there is action, excitement, tragedy, betrayal, pain and heartbreak until Paul is the only thing standing between corruption and justice.
Not only does Paul have to face up to some of his greatest fears he also makes discoveries about those he loves the most. By the end of the book Paul has been put thoroughly through the wringer - as has the reader - and had his world turned completely upside down. It's no wonder then that he seemed so distant and so unwilling to get involved with Craig's problems in The Bones of Summer which is set only a few months after the end of this book.
I feel that I ought to point out that whilst there is some sex in this book, it is not a romance. There is hope though, especially as Paul meets Craig towards the end of the book. Maloney's Law is a mystery, and a great one at that which kept me guessing right to the end, but not romance. Once again Anne Brooke has produced a book which is high in emotional intensity and yet never strays into hysteria.
Her descriptions of setting, character and situation all combine to make Maloney's Law into an unforgettable read. I highly recommend that you read this book - preferably before The Bones of Summer - as you won't be disappointed. Grade: 'Excellent'. View all 4 comments. But not, apparently, for Brooke. Paul Maloney, a year-old gay private investigator in London, takes on a lucrative assignment. Paul is precise like that with dates and times. His idiosyncrasy also makes it easy for readers to know where they are in the story, especially in the scenes set in the past.
In that regard, I congratulate Anne Brooke for boldly creating a devastating development at the halfway mark in her novel. Nor does Brooke wish to leave us with the contentment of a tale in which good simply wins and evil loses. The frosting on the cake of this novel is the writing. As originally reviewed on Rainbow Book Reviews. View 1 comment. Will come back to this, probably. I didn't like the writing style, but it could be my mood. Aug 16, Deeze rated it really liked it. I enjoyed the story in this one, it was intriguing and at times had me on the edge of my seat.
I felt attracted to Paul and fell for him more and more, but I just couldn't understand why he felt so strongly over Dominic.
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While Jade played a fairly important part in this story, I felt a lot of the details like dinner with her parents was more filler than story. The writing side of th 3. The writing side of this one is really where my problems lay. Law and Law Enforcement Issues.
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