Local lawyer spins another yarn in his new thriller

| 03/09/2012

Succession.jpg(CNS): The deputy solicitorgeneral who is proving to be a successful novelist has published his second novel.  On the heels of his first fast paced thriller Douglas Schofield’s second fictional work Succession, is described as a political thriller, which melds medical drama, legal drama and historical romance. The new book has reportedly already grabbed Hollywood interest and local readers will have an opportunity to hear from the author himself when he visits a local book shop later this month for the official launch.

Schofield won high praise for his first book Flight Risks and Succession has been optioned for the screen by movie executive and producer Sidney Ganis.

Against the backdrop of the death of the British royal Princess Diana’s funeral Schofield presents his latest heroine surgical resident Emma Parks who always figured her life was pretty ordinary but during the course of the book discover how extraordinary it really is.

Schofield was raised and educated in Canada, where he earned degrees in History and Law. Over the past three decades, he has worked as a trial lawyer in British Columbia, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. During those years, he prosecuted and defended hundreds of cases of murder, sexual assault and other serious crimes. He currently holds the position of Assistant Solicitor General in the Cayman Islands Government, focusing primarily on civil litigation.

Schofield will be discussing his new novel at Books & Books in Camana Bay on Thursday, September 20 at 7pm

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  1. Jack says:

    The first book was great can.t wait to get my hands on the next one

     

  2. Anonymous says:

    I really enjoyed Flight Risks. Looking forward to reading Doug's new book!

  3. Ian Charlery says:

    As a young writer i am excited about speaking with this man and reading his book. Its news like this i wish my peers could long to embrace too.