The Legal Limit Author to Speak at AU by April Hawkins By day, Martin Clark practices law, presiding as the circuit court judge for the Counties of Henry and Patrick, and the City of Martinsville. After hours, Clark uses his expertise in the realm of law to pen legal thrillers, which have been deemed some of the best ever written. Entertaining and informative, Martin Clark’s latest book, The Legal Limit, shows that sometimes interpreting and following the law is not always as simple as it seems. On occasion, doing what is right and just outside of the law is the proper avenue for the true pursuit of justice. Set in Patrick County, Clark’s latest book tells the story of two brothers, Gates and Mason Hunt, who were raised with meager means. Gates’ disrespect for law and order lands him in prison facing a lengthy sentence on drug trafficking charges. Mason, the shining star of the two brothers, leaves his hometown, pursues higher education, and practices law in Richmond. Seizing an opportunity to become commonwealth's attorney of his hometown, Mason and his family relocate. Unfortunately, catastrophic events abound upon their return. After Mason’s appointment as commonwealth's attorney, Gates believes it’s Mason’s responsibility to free him from jail, bringing back a past secret between brothers that could destroy all Mason has worked to achieve. The Legal Limit carries within its pages situations and places that local readers will be able to identify. “The Legal Limit is fiction,” says Clark, “but part of the fun is that it is grounded in fact.” For example, in one of the most climatic scenes of the book, Mason is led down the streets to the courthouse in Stuart, Virginia, the author’s hometown. Martin Clark will open Averett University’s free Authors on Campus Series on Tuesday, September 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Blount Chapel in the Frith Building on Mountain View Avenue. For more information, call 434.791.4993; visit www.martinclark.com or www.averett.edu.
Published on Oct 5, 2009