Good news: Robbie Munro is in work. Bad News: his client is the granddaughter of a sheriff notorious for his hostility to defence counsel - especially Robbie. Good news: another client has won the lottery and wants Robbie to find her husband Freddy. Bad news: Freddy is in hiding, having swindled local hard man Jake Turpie, Robbie's former landlord. Can Robbie fix things so that it's all good news from now on?
`Take a large measure of Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn in Adam's Rib, add a plot that would knock John Grisham for six, season with a picaresque cast of supporting characters, garnish with one-liners that Frankie Boyle would kill for and you have a recipe for a page-turner of the highest quality. Good News, Bad News is the latest in real-life lawyer William McIntyre's `Best Defence' novels, and If I was a commissioning editor for one of our TV companies, I'd snap up the rights double quick. I've no doubt they could easily become the most popular crime series since Taggart.'-Alex Norton; `Written with an eye and ear to the reality of a busy criminal practitioner, drawing on years of success.'-The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland; `Dry and pleasing wit which will surely see Robbie taking his place alongside Christopher Brookmyre's Jack Parlabane soon.'-Sunday Sport