You Be the Judge - Bruce N. Sachar, Paperback
9781448991860 | 978-1-4489-9186-0
1448991862 | 1-4489-9186-2
Bruce N. Sachar
Bruce N. Sachar, Attorney at Law, respected by colleague and client for nearly half a century. Town selectman, Masonic Lodge Master, president of two Bar Associations, Assistant District Attorney, Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General, Assistant U.S. Attorney Generalâ€¦. He throws it all away. Perpetrator and victim of crimes against himself and others, Sachar faces criminal charges in the court where he'd been chief prosecutor. It's the story of a man with flaws. We read of a simple malady and the medication that metastasizes and plays to his appetites, lowering his resistance to the thrills of pathological gambling. Like any other, the pathology needs constant satiation. this one needs money. Any money. Money not his. We plumb Sachar's conscience where he fights the battle between good and evil, and capitulates. We accompany the former hometown hero to a place of kindred spirits: Gamblers Anonymous. We hear the closing arguments of the prosecution and the defense. We listen to the judge instruct the jury on the law. The verdict? "You be the judge."