Since their meeting several years before, Jack has never hesitated to help his young friend, Danny, whether it be financial or practical support. But he'd never envisaged helping Danny's father, Russell, a man he holds little respect for, due to his lack of involvement in his son's life. Jack is a lawyer and he is Russell's last hope in escaping jail time for a crime he has apparently been framed for. Despite his reluctance in defending Russell, Jack throws himself into the task. To his surprise, the case is not as cut and dried as he thinks and the further he goes, the more complicated things become.
Part legal dram and part coming of age, Third Offence is a story about family in all it's forms. The characters remain as well drawn as in The Beach House and I enjoyed very much the further development of Jack and Danny. I suspect there may be further sequels to come and I look forward to reading them.