“These are amazing stories. The first story is a masterpiece. I played professional basketball in my younger days so I relayed to that story the most. The story I truly loved was the third story: No, no, no. What happens in that story can happen to anyone. We engage in sex, but when our lovers leave, we are upset. We become vengeful. This is what is happening more and more in our society. These days, we have to be so careful about consent before sex. I feel like I want to have the woman sign a consent form before a one-night stand. I just love these stories.”
“1% of the US population is behind bars. As a criminal defense lawyer, I help criminals stay out of jail. The stories outlined here are just that - stories. These stories can happen to someone you know and love. Reality and fantasy are intertwined. The criminals get into trouble over sexual indiscretions, in mind-blowing circumstances, set within a story plot that is unbelievable, while it is in fact perfectly true. At the heart of them, these stories are a discourse on law in literature.”
“Nice crime stories written by Attorney David Sheehan in his book of "Seven Shades of Crime". All stories are good to know and great for crime knowldge and entertainment as well. The story I truly loved was the third story: No, no, no. What happens in that story can happen to anyone. We engage in sex, but when our lovers leave, we are upset. We become vengeful. This is what is happening more and more in our society. These days, we have to be so careful about consent before sex. I feel like I want to have the woman sign a consent form before a one-night stand. I just love these stories.”
Seven Shades of Crimes
Seven Shades of Crime is a short story book with seven stories. All seven stories are a discourse on law in literature. The discussion of law in literature begins with the Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare, an indepth study of it is beyond the scope of this narrative. In every story, we have to trust in literature to provide answers to the issues we face as humans in the 21st century; the injustices we face, the helplessness, the oppression, and our ascent to the rules of law. There is no way out of this. Non-compliance with the law places our liberty at issue, with draconian consequences. And yet our characters face such consequences at every turn.
Our only respite from the harsh rules of law is the literature that takes away the reader to a parallel world where the act is forgiven, the actor is a hero, and the character finds dignity in the chaos .
The actors in these stories engage in conduct that may only be faulted because it is sexually motivated. The sexuality of the act is central to the story. The stories are driven by a point of law, not by the sexual act. The sexual act primes the characters for the ensuing legal battle. Is a woman who avoids sex and only engages in oral sex to save her virginity for marriage a true Christian? It she a Christian at Heart? Does Jesus approve of her oral sex? Can we fault her boyfriend when he takes her virginity on the theory that he loves her and plans to marry her? Is that rape?
These questions have no definitive answers to an open minded person. But we live in a society with a defined set of moral obligations and we don't question them. The stories in this book are designed to question a subset of moral issues we subscribe to. At their heart, these are salacious stories intended to discuss a point of law with a lively set of facts, designed to introduce us the an alternate social norms. .