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In this month’s After Hours: Kermit Roosevelt III sizes up law firm life. Plus it’s the battle of the law firm bands. Also, more mysteries penned by lawyers, and other hot summer reads.
• K Street Rough Rider Kermit Roosevelt (right), the writer and law professor, has penned a novel that offers a vivid look into law firm life. by Tony Mauro
• The Bad Boys of Baseball A round up of recent books on baseball, Barry Bonds (right), and steroids use. by Steve Weinberg • Plot, Passion, and the Thrill of Paperwork Mystery isn’t easy, even for experienced writers of nonfiction. Each of these three books represents a first foray into the trials and tribulations of plot construction for its lawyer-author. by Elizabeth Engdahl • When the Sanctions Battled the Precedents This year’s Battle of the Law Firm Bands may not have raised D.C.’s musical standards, but it did raise money for charity. by Nathan Carlile
• Run, Ahmad Mulloy What baffles so many of us is the phenomenon of what we call the home-grown terrorists. John Updike offers his take on this in his latest novel, Terrorist. by Debra Bruno
• A Detention Center Beyond the Law Earlier this month three inmates at the Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, prison camp committed suicide. For anyone wondering why, Joseph Margulies’ new book, Guantánamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power, is a good place to start. by Vanessa Blum

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