An American Lawyer in Paris Jail A TRUE STORY... A bright, young Texas lawyer determined to make it on his own leaves the DA's Office to pursue a career as a criminal defense attorney. Just months later, he finds himself at the center of an international Ecstasy drug trafficking ring. As a charismatic negotiator, Lawyer X igres danger and resurrects a deal gone bad. Caught red-handed in Paris, France, he lands in prison indefinitely. Isolated from his culture and marked as l'Americain, he is focused on staying alive at a time when Anglo - Franco relations are at an all time low. Facing years in French prison and multiple life terms in the United States, Lawyer X must protect his best friend's incence and salvage his own dignity. His mentor, a legendary Dallas attorney, fights to keep him from becoming a casualty in the War on Drugs. About the author: Shortly after being released from prison, Banks set out to reinvent himself and found success while driving through Central America and eventually establishing roots in Panama. He and his family split their time between Panama and Austin, Texas, where he is a lawyer and real estate developer.