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Enemy Combatant

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  27 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A man charged with the brutal act of terrorism...

A lawyer sworn to defend him...

A courtroom spinning wildly out of control...

In the trial of the decade, attorney Tom Carpenter was just a spectator. Until, to his own astonishment, Tom finds himself thrust into a case primed to explode…

The whole world thinks Tom’s new client is guilty of the worst act of terrorism since 9/11
Paperback, 368 pages
Published February 26th 2008 by Dell (first published January 1st 2008)
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Jul 22, 2012 Stacy rated it really liked it
I could not put this book down. I kept telling myself that I’d stop after one more chapter, but couldn’t seem to follow through. This is an edge of your seat, timely thriller. The themes of justice, terrorism, and government post 9-11 are scary and make for a compelling thriller. You will be drawn in from the very first chapter. Highly recommended.

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Jan 16, 2010 Kim rated it it was amazing
I was blown away by this book. I picked it up because I am a sucker for anything with a seal or the Capitol Building on the cover. It was so fast paced I stayed up half the night reading it. It combines the best of courtroom drama with espionage, chase scenes and suspense. While the plot is a little far fetched (we hope), it was a fun, entertaining thriller.
Feb 10, 2014 Mhd rated it really liked it
Pretty much a page-turner after the first few chapters. Unusual structure takes a while to get used to. Courtroom procedural with conspiracy theory action. I think I would have given it a 5* except for how preachy the epilogue was. Yes, perhaps the fact should be spelled out for more people, but then it should be better written. I will definitley read more by Gaffney.
Apr 23, 2008 Jenifer rated it really liked it
The concept in this book is larger-than-life, but I was still able to suspend disbelief and enjoy the ride. The story is extremely well told - very exciting and fast-paced. Plus, it was fascinating to look a little bit at the defense attorney side of trials. I haven't seen much of that in books and movies.
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Feb 14, 2010 Mary Wagner rated it really liked it
This book served its purpose for me - it was fast-paced and entertaining. By no means is this high literature, but I wasn't looking for that!
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Ed Gaffney took ten years of work as a criminal lawyer, added an overactive imagination, and came up with a new career as a novelist. This has led to an unexpected number of requests from his softball teammates to appear with Terry and Zack in future books. Ed lives west of Boston with his wife, New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann, their two children, and their anxious, but ever-lo ...more
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