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Judge & Jury

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Andie DeGrasse, an aspiring actress and single mom, is not your typical juror. Hoping to get dismissed from the pool, she tells the judge that most of her legal knowledge comes from a bit part curling around the stripper's pole in The Sopranos. But she still ends up as juror number 11 in a landmark trial against a notorious mob boss.

The judge is terrified of the defendant.
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Hardcover, 419 pages
Published July 31st 2006 by Little, Brown and Company (first published January 1st 2006)
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Kerry
Jul 14, 2008 Kerry rated it liked it
Sigh...I'm throwing the proverbial noose over my neck with even a three star rating of this book. (I was even tempted to give it a four star...let me tell you why)

Prose? Non-exsistant. Plot? Follows the correct sequence...but really let me get to my point: James Patterson is the grown-up version of Nancy Drew for crying out loud.

It's not going to intellectually better you, it's not going to be mentioned in conversation with Harvaaaaahd literature majors, and it's not going to win you any points
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Jaime
Jul 13, 2007 Jaime rated it really liked it
This was the best Patterson book I’ve read in a while. The story was interesting and suspenseful and flowed well (which is something missing from some other Patterson books I’ve read recently). I really enjoyed this.

However, I listened to the audiobook, which I have to admit heightened my amusement. It had background music! And sound effects! When the “bow-chicka-bow-wow”-like music started during a love scene, I almost drove off the road.
Lilyan
Feb 19, 2014 Lilyan rated it it was ok
Shelves: cheesy, thriller
So. Much. CHEESE! How? How is Patterson an International Best-Selling author??! How is this book a bestseller? It's below average.

The plot was a good thriller plot. We have a mobster, a hit man, a federal agent and a hot single mother. Not the recipe for a timeless novel, but a good enough setting for a crime novel. But oh my, the writing was so average, with random exclamations thrown in. The dialogue was cheesy and the events were ridiculous! It was like watching an Indian movie where the m
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Wanda (Good Choice Reading)
Apr 15, 2010 Wanda (Good Choice Reading) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
This book was soooo good...It was combination of action, suspense, it was sad and happy parts...It had to do with a man being tried to sentence him to time in prison...But this man was such a powerful man that he had pulls even from inside...He made things happen, scared people off the case and made people die...but none of it can be linked to him until one detective who was smart enough to think outside the box...A nailbiting experience and A must read!
Mandy Fernandez
Jan 15, 2012 Mandy Fernandez rated it really liked it
This was my first James Patterson book that I've read. Now I see what the fuss is all about. My mother-in-law is a HUGE fan of his work and I borrowed this copy from her while visiting over New Years when I had a sleepless night and couldn't find the book I brought on the trip. I really enjoyed it. This was not part of his series with Alex Cross or the women's detective literature either. It had a ton of action in it with lots of twists and surprises. As I was reading I could picture it all, lik ...more
Breann McGrath
May 24, 2014 Breann McGrath rated it it was amazing
This book was amazingly well written (as always). I love how the the suspense leaves you on the edge of your seat all the way to the end. JP is such a talented writer, all of his books just fascinate me and put me into his world. And I'm glad Andie and Nick got together...which I kind of assumed but hey, with James, there's never a dull moment ;)
Becky
Feb 25, 2009 Becky rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio, 999-challenge
I listened to the unabridged audio of this book. My sister passed it my way when she was done. When she handed it to me she said, "Give it a few chapters before you give up on it. It starts out slow." I put the CD in during a long car drive and was hooked from the very beginning. I didn't think it started slow, and I listened to the entire thing in a couple days. Some parts of the story were predictable, while others caught me by surprise. It was a fun guessing game to see how many pieces of the ...more
Patrick Gibson
Dec 04, 2009 Patrick Gibson rated it it was ok
This is my first James Patterson book (I think—because I get the impression they are all alike, and if so, I may have read others but purged them from my limited memory capacity). This tale starts as a legal thriller, but a major twist occurs a little over 100 pages into this book that takes the novel into a completely different direction. After this twist, the book's pace really picks up, and I thought the climax of the novel was very exciting and well done.

I think most people who buy a Patter
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Kulpreet Yadav
Oct 24, 2013 Kulpreet Yadav rated it it was amazing
Judge and jury is a spellbinding thriller. It doesn't get better than this, that’s what I thought as I finished the last page. Nowhere in the narrative, which is woven around a good plot, there was any beating about the bush. The liked the short sentences too.

Dominic Cavello, a mafia don, is arrested by the narrator, Nick Pellisante of FBI. But not before he kills two agents of his team. During the trail the bus bringing the jurors is blown up. All save one, Andie DeGrasse, die in the blast. An
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Alison
Apr 03, 2011 Alison rated it really liked it
I just flat out enjoy James Patterson's mystery writings. Judge and Jury brings us into the courtroom as a well known mobster is put on trial. No one wants to be on that jury. He continues to draw us in by stating there's nothing he can do to anyone while in jail; but then things happen to the jury, to families of jurists, and to law enforcement. Join the thrill of the chase as the lead detective hunts him down, again, in foreign countries. This man might have been in jail, but it doesn't mean h ...more
Viji Sarath (Bookish endeavors)
I can't believe it took two authors to write this.!! I mean,any average or slightly below-average guy could've written this while half asleep.. And Patterson is someone so popular and widely-read.. It was a quick read because there wasn't much content and you could easily turn the pages without missing anything.. You didn't need such a lot of pages to write this short story.. The copy I have is a hard-bound one and it really made me feel like hitting my own head with it as a warning for me not t ...more
Thom Swennes
Oct 03, 2015 Thom Swennes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nobody is above the law but there are those that simply disregard it. When Mafia kingpin Dominic Cavello is apprehended by a FBI team lead by Special Agent Nicholas Pellisante, the public breathed a collective sigh of relief as a very bad man no longer roamed the streets. Things are not always how they seem... This story takes the reader on a wild world tour from New York, Israel to the end of the world at the tip of South America. Some people hold no value to the lives of others and kill for th ...more
Melody
Mar 30, 2016 Melody rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
EXCELLENT

How can I say this is the best book of James Patterson's, when I've read so many...almost all of them? I read his latest one two days ago and can't say it's any better than this one, and this one is 10 years old! This confirms that James Patterson is on the top of best suspense writers into the world.

This book takes you all over the world, beginning in New York with Nick, SAC in charge of the mob division. He may give up the title after two botched trials, but he's never given up his qu
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Sheila
May 25, 2011 Sheila rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book by James Patterson and his minions. It is a wonder that they ever convict any of these mob bosses.
Tom
Dec 21, 2010 Tom rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries, my-library
This Mystery is a Disappointment Yet, MR. Patterson can do better.


I'm not sure what has happened to Mr. Patterson's writing skills, but it seems to me that a majority of his novels that he has co-wrote with someone have been real duds. I just finished reading his latest release, "The 6th Target and that was another real dud. All I can say to Mr. Patterson: "I have enjoyed many of your earlier novels, would you get serious and start creating well-written stories that you certainly have the talent
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With Patterson it's either hit or miss. This one is a miss.
The story revolves around an FBI agent, a juror, a mafia don on trial and a whole lot of bad writing. I tried to get into the story, but it was neither an interesting courtroom drama (like Grisham's) nor an action packet mystery thriller like some of Harlan Coben's stories.
While the FBI agent is desperately trying to see a convicted don, he indirectly becomes the reason for the death of juror number
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Gabe
Jan 01, 2016 Gabe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would've given 3.5 stars

great plot, great characters, plenty of action and suspense, as expected from this author - good entertaining motion picture type of book
Kyndall
Oct 19, 2015 Kyndall rated it it was ok
Sign.. This book was pretty boring :/. I've been trying to get back into James Patterson but this was just super cheesy.
Thom Swennes
Aug 06, 2015 Thom Swennes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nobody is above the law but there are those that simply disregard it. When Mafia kingpin Dominic Cavello is apprehended by a FBI team lead by Special Agent Nicholas Pellisante, the public breathed a collective sigh of relief as a very bad man no longer roamed the streets. Things are not always how they seem... This story takes the reader on a wild world tour from New York, Israel to the end of the world at the tip of South America. Some people hold no value to the lives of others and kill for th ...more
Matthew
Feb 02, 2015 Matthew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
She glanced at Rosella, a little sympathetic now.

These people were in for one scary ride...



James Patterson and Andrew Gross - plus all of Mr Patterson's other co-authors - are my go to guys when I just want to read. And what I mean by that is I just want to sit and fly through a hooking book without too much mental exertion. Judge & Jury fulfills that of course, but compared to the authors' other stories, it was a little of a let down. Pushing past that though, and this entry into Jame
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Rachel
Oct 17, 2014 Rachel rated it really liked it
Must've been a decent read seeing as I kept going even when I realized I'd already read it. That's what happens when you pass books on to family. At least since nook I get to keep my books and can check if I have one already. But despite things coming back as I read it, it was a quick entertaining read. Nice bit of adventure n suspense if not a ton of mystery. Sad parts to be sure but such is life. If you like reading mob bosses on trial and the lengths they'll go to to avoid same, and the good ...more
Galia
Feb 14, 2016 Galia rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Berke
Mar 30, 2014 Berke rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
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Heather
Jul 17, 2009 Heather rated it liked it
Shelves: 2009
Patterson's writing is so simple and basic...some chapters are literally 2 pages long...but somehow, with minimal effort, he hooked me with this story. The characters aren't even developed all that well, all that quickly, but I still find myself unable to stop turning pages. Someone referred to this book as a 'long short' read, which is so true. The over 400 hundred pages look so daunting, but you fly right through it. Very quick, easy read, and a good one.
Kristina Hoerner
Sep 17, 2007 Kristina Hoerner rated it liked it
Recommends it for: People who like Patterson
James Patterson books are so quick to read. I love that none of his chapters are longer than 3-4 pages. This one seems pretty standard fare for him. A single mother is called to serve on the jury during the trial of a mob boss. The mafia guy gets revenge against the jury and changes the mom's life forever. She ends up working with the FBI guy on the case to finally see the mafia don brought to some sort of justice - legal or not.
Norman LaVelle
Jan 04, 2015 Norman LaVelle rated it it was amazing
"Judge and Jury was a stand alone by Patterson. I am a fan of cop and law dramas so this title caught my attention instantly. The book open with an FBI SAC (Special Agent in Charge) Nick Pellisante's adventurous take down of a mob boss that he as chase almost half of his career. When the case goes to trial what the FBI doesn't know is the boss's number two has put together an elaborate set of events to break him out of federal custody that just happens to leave every one at a loss including one ...more
Vanessa Howard
Jul 14, 2015 Vanessa Howard rated it liked it
Decent easy mindless summer read.
Per
Oct 14, 2012 Per added it
one of the best patterson!!

Andie DeGrasse, an aspiring actress and single mom, is not your typical juror. Hoping to get dismissed from the pool, she tells the judge that most of her legal knowledge comes from a bit part curling around the stripper's pole in The Sopranos. But she still ends up as juror number 11 in a landmark trial against a notorious mob boss.

Nicole
May 11, 2015 Nicole rated it really liked it
Judge and Jury is a fast paced thriller that had me eagerly turning pages to find out what happened next.


Andie DeGrasse is a typical mom trying to make a career and raise her son when she is called in for jury duty. Little does Andie know that it is trial of the century for mob boss, Dominic Cavello who has no intention of doing time for the numerous murders he ordered over the years.


FBI special agent Nick Pellisante has made it his calling to bring down Cavello no matter the cost. Determined t
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Arieana
Nov 02, 2014 Arieana rated it really liked it
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