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THE LAWYER'S TALE
D. Kincaid. Turtle Bay, $20 ISBN 0-679-40772-3
Legal brinkmanship and cunning courtroom strategy animate this uneven tale of a famous litigator working the glittery turf of contemporary Los Angeles. Harry Cain (last seen in The Sunset Bomber) here brings his special talents to the aid of Oscar-winning director Joe Miletti, who is fighting for control of a $40 million film; to Aaron Fernbach, a studio head who has been wrongfully fired; to Fumiko Masami, a mysterious Japanese widow on trial for her husband's murder; and to numerous challenges confronting his family and friends outside the courtroom. None of these cases is straightforward, …