By James Scott Bell
How a ways will a guy visit shield his relations? lawyer Sam Trask will cross farther than he ever dreamed, even in his worst nightmare. simply because his worst nightmare is ready to come back true... At age forty-seven, lawyer Sam Trask eventually turns out to have his existence so as. The darkish years of an excessive amount of consuming and all-consuming ambition have given approach to Christian religion. His marriage is robust back. every thing turns out ultimately on course. Then a voice from the prior comes again to assert hi. without warning Sam faces a risk extra actual than he ever imagined---danger from an individual who won't leisure till Sam's existence comes crashing down round him. determined, Sam seeks safety from the legislation he is served all his lifestyles. but if the threats are became on his relations, and the legislation turns out powerless to guard them, Sam needs to ponder a decision that moves on the center of his lifestyles and faith---whether to take the legislations into his personal arms.
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I gave up all rights to the baby. She waived child support. ” For a long moment Linda was silent, looking away. Not a good sign. When he upset her, hurt her feelings with an untoward comment, she would look away from him, slightly and quietly. And it would take a lot of apologizing to set things straight. He decided to start. ” “Yeah, little things,” Linda said, her eyes still averted. ” She shook her head. “This isn’t any different. It’s a part of my past I really regret. ” “It just — ” He stopped himself as he was about to go on a roundabout linguistic tangent, a lawyerly avoidance.
What if he actually said, Sure, I’ll come. Can I sit with you and your family? Sam found the thought repellant and knew at once his faith was weak. N O L EGAL G ROUNDS 57 Invite him anyway. Sam said nothing. “Not that I’m not open-minded,” Nicky said, “but religion just doesn’t do it for me. ” “Yeah, haven’t you read Bertrand Russell? Oh no, you didn’t major in philosophy. ” Was there anything about college this guy didn’t remember? “It’s clear that religion started with fear. Early man was afraid of the lightning and thunder, of the storms and the winds.
Sam was not looking forward to that. He’d been unfair to Linda. He hated being unfair, because it went against the entire grain of his life. Law was about fairness, ultimately. Fundamental fairness was the legal term of art. Count your blessings, he reminded himself. Meeting Linda had been his greatest blessing, and he knew it. They’d met at a little N O L EGAL G ROUNDS 61 coffee house in North Hollywood. Sam was pursuing his dream of being an underappreciated poet, and succeeding. Even then he knew he’d be going back to school someday.