Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars by Amazon readers like you.
“Jay Jacobs’ vivid prose pulls you into a compelling drama, deftly transporting you from the courtroom to the storm-tossed Pacific and back to the courtroom again. The book reads like a well-wrought detective novel.”
“Trial lawyer Jay Jacobs, in a unique, personally revealing memoir, defends a widow and her deceased husband’s honor in an intimate first person account of how the civil trial process unfolds. Mr. Jacobs leads the reader through the unraveling of the cause of a disastrous fishing boat accident that left five dead in the treacherous coastal waters of Northern California. The reader will learn about the strategies, shoals, and embroilments of a real life, vigorously contested trial with its many emotional upheavals. You will come to appreciate the intricacies of the adversarial legal system as your fingers turn the pages detailing each day’s developments in a high stakes trial with intriguing twists and turns.”
“A compelling story of a modern day maritime tragedy that beautifully discusses the vital importance of advances in observational technologies, forecasts and communications in avoiding future loss of life at sea. Jay Jacobs skillfully weaves together the legal, scientific and maritime narratives to enthrall and educate the reader.”
“An intelligently told true story of honor, integrity and justice. The Widow Wave reminded me of The Perfect Storm, played out in a taut courtroom thriller. Jay Jacobs masterfully weaves the harrowing tale of the last voyage of The Aloha, and courtroom battle that followed. A great read.”
“Using his authenticating experience as a highly trained sailor and trial lawyer, Jay Jacobs analyzes San Francisco’s worst recreational fishing boat accident and its resulting litigation. The Widow Wave provides both insight into this tragedy and depicts the infighting between the highly skilled lawyers and their expert witnesses. How this accident happened will keep you guessing right up to the end. The Widow Wave is crisply written, fast paced, and a most enjoyable read.”
“Trial lawyer Jay Jacobs captures the fluctuating strategies and tactics of a wrongful death case with enormous emotional risks at stake. He shares with the reader the roller coaster highs and lows experienced as the trial progresses. The Widow Wave deserves a place on the reading list of trial advocacy courses. Seldom does a book reveal the evidentiary and procedural issues and problems as in this case. To be privy to Jacobs’ thought solving process throughout the trial is priceless. The Widow Wave ranks with the best.”
“In addition to being a great courtroom drama, The Widow Wave, much like The Perfect Storm, constitutes a science lesson about waves.”
And some additional reviews …
- Boating Magazine – August 20th, 2014
- Amazon – customer reviews – 110+ highly positive customer reviews, average of 4.9 out of 5 stars.