Avery Duff books in order
Avery Duff was an American screenwriter, lawyer, and author of legal thrillers.
Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, he pursued his education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he attained the distinction of Phi Beta Kappa during his junior year.
Avery later acquired his JD from Georgetown University School of Law, before joining a leading law firm in Tennessee where he would later become a partner.
Although law was more of an intellectual outlet rather than a calling, he opted to follow his dreams of becoming a screenwriter by enrolling in a screenwriting course.
As a screenwriter, his most notable work was co-writing the blockbuster movie "Takers".
Filled with celebrity names such as Idris Elba, Paul Walker, Michael Ealy, T.I., Chris Brown, and many more, "Takers" is among the most popular heist films of the century.
Avery died on January 21, 2019, in the Los Angeles area, after a brief battle with cancer.
He was 68.
Genres: Legal Thriller, Thriller
- Beach Lawyer (2017)
- The Boardwalk Trust (2018)
- The Boardwalk Option (2019)
Detailed book overview
After five grueling years, Robert Worth is just days away from making partner at a powerful Santa Monica law firm. When a client confides in him that senior partner Jack Pierce sexually assaulted her, Robert breaks two of his mentor’s cardinal rules: Never let yourself get emotional about clients. And never make an enemy of Jack Pierce.
Robert crosses Pierce and is fired on the spot, losing not only his job but also his reputation. Advised to go quietly, Robert vows revenge against the ruthless man who betrayed him. But his investigation uncovers a twisted shadow world of sex, infidelity, and deception, where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. Only one thing is clear: Pierce will go the limit to keep his secrets.
This straight shooter will need to use every angle if he hopes to win. But could victory come at too high a price?
With the flawless sky above and the boardwalk below, Robert Worth has set up shop on Venice Beach with an eye on Delfina Famosa, his unexpected first client. A whip-smart homeless kid, Delfina reaches out to Robert to keep her father, Teo, out of trouble. The pair claim to be beneficiaries of the seven-figure Famosa trust, and Delfina wants him to have their backs in court. But in a city of illusions, nothing is what it first appears to be.
Robert should be taking his own advice―always keep his professional distance. Yet every sharp turn and revealed secret draws him closer to his clients. And the closer he gets, the greater the danger.
All he wants now is for everyone to get what they deserve. For some, he hopes it’s not too late. For others―they won’t even see him coming.
When Robert Worth relocated his law practice to the Venice Beach boardwalk, he never thought he’d be cutting movie deals. But when his pal Reyes needs legal help with his film project, Robert agrees to look into it. The road to Hollywood fame takes a crooked turn after a potential billionaire backer turns up dead in his Brentwood mansion―and Reyes is arrested for first-degree murder.
Robert may not have any criminal-law experience, but with the help of his girlfriend, Gia, and his buddy Erik, a retired cop, he takes the case. He even zeroes in on the logical prime suspect. Appearances can be deceiving, however, in a city where the truth often ends up on the cutting room floor. It’ll take an aggressive lawyer with a fine-tuned BS detector to find the real killer in a sunlit town full of shady characters―unless his own death becomes the next Hollywood option.