Mystery. A little over two years after the events in Bear is Broken
, Leo Maxwell lives with and helps care for his brain-damaged lawyer brother, Teddy, and works for Teddy's ex-wife as a defense attorney in Oakland, California. As he prepares to defend a client who says he's innocent of raping his daughter's 13-year-old best friend, Leo also finds himself dealing with a confusing case that involves a mysterious client who isn't who she claims, gang members, possibly-corrupt cops, murder, and injustice. Readers who enjoy Michael Connelly's Mickey Haller books and would like another series that examines the life of a California defense attorney trying -- but not managing -- to stay out of trouble may want to make Leo's acquaintance.