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Above the Law (Luke Garrison #2)

3.60  ·  Rating Details  ·  252 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
In a remote northern California town, a huge task force from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration conducts a raid on the stronghold of one of the biggest drug-dealing rings in the country. During the raid, the infamous, reclusive leader of the ring, Reynaldo Juarez, is shot and killed - despite direct orders from the Attorney General that he is to be taken alive at any ...more
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Published February 7th 2000 by Brilliance Audio (first published January 1st 2000)
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James Deckert
Case was purely circumstantial. But I guess it's much easier to come up with a "shocker surprise" ending if the case is not based on fact. Some of the "logic" leaps the author made, didn't convince me. ** spoiler ** Do you let the person who did the murder (who you know owns guns), go into their bedroom to change clothes unescorted? Possible outcomes of this are 1. Peaceful surrender (unlikely), 2. Suicide, 3. Escape out the window (happened earlier in the book) 4. Comes out of the bedroom shoot ...more
Dec 18, 2014 Atlanta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Challenged Readers
Recommended to Atlanta by: Myself by looking...
The plot was very complex. Yes, the book was pretty long, but i liked it and i wanted the book to have more...pages. It was very interesting, and i was drawn into the book after reading the first chapter. Actually, i picked this book up at a yard sale with a few other books for 2 dollars! Normally, i am not willing to read books like these- in other words, i judge books by the cover, but i read the title, and i thought, hm, this might be good. At the time i was really intere
Luke Garrison is a former district attorney of Santa Barbara County, California. He’s also a hero, having saved a group of stranded travelers from two desperadoes during the middle of a sandstorm. He’s now in private practice, having renounced prosecutorial duties to become a defense attorney after having prosecuted, and sent to the gas chamber, an innocent man. Nora, the widow of an old friend, and now state’s attorney in a rural northern California county, pleaded with Luke to accept the role ...more
Jul 02, 2015 Nikki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read many legal dramas in my time, but I found this one to be plenty exciting and interesting enough! It still had that element of a mystery because proving who was guilty was still a factor. The author led you in such a way that you could almost sense the twist coming, roughly around the same time the main character begins to catch on.
Katherine Clark
This is a book I would be quite happy to give 1 1/2 stars to. I will not be reading anymore books by this author. Nitpicky: the book was filled with commas splices and runons. I let it go because I figured best selling author, it is something he does, fine. (Though it hurt me to read). But man, this book was way way too long (like, cut 200 pages.) The females were annoying (though I think the author was trying hard to be egalitarian), and I figured out most of this way early on. The revelation w ...more
Nov 01, 2015 Denise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a who done it book. I liked it. Kinda slow ready until the end.
Aug 19, 2015 Emily rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
grizzly, graphic and gratuitous.
Jun 12, 2014 Roland rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
too long
Jun 30, 2008 Theresa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book started out really slow for me. I agree with the one person who said that the first part of the book and the story that was told there was completely unnecessary and had nothing to do with the plot or character development later on. About 2/3rds of the way through the story picked up and I got a bit more interested. I enjoyed the ending...but it was sort of far-fetched. The last two of his books I've read have been disappointing so I might not read any more in the future of JF Freedman ...more
Jan 06, 2015 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly enjoyed this one.
Jan 08, 2008 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Federal agents prepare to storm the Northern California hide-a-way of a drug lord. Little goes right and attorney Luke Garrison is hired as a special prosecutor to get to the bottom of the fiasco. This story starts out rather slowly but grows on you. I read it over several days and found, that when I wasn't reading it, I was wondering about what would happen next when I got back to it. This, to me, is the true mark of a good book.
When I read the flyleaf of this book it sounded really interesting it's a has lot of facets to it. But I have read two thirds of this book and still cannot get into it. Too many
Alphabet agencies, bad guys, drug gangs.. are the good guys the bad guys? In some instances this would make the book very interesting but this one has just left me bored. I got nearly halfway through it but still, it just doesn't seem worth it.
Joe O'c
Very good; lawyer is brought in by old law school friend to assist her in solving case of killing of drug lord during DEA raid; at last minute, surprises turn case upside down.
Jun 21, 2008 Kay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Grishman fans
Shelves: legal-fiction
Another great book from Freedman. Luke is back in this one and escorts you thru a lot of twists and turns. Glad I started reading his books.
Jan 18, 2013 May rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We had never read JR Freedman before; both my husband & I really liked this one!! Now, going back to read the earlier ones...
Aug 14, 2011 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book a lot, much on the line of some of the Nelson DeMille books.
Greg Pittman
Jan 10, 2011 Greg Pittman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easy reading, good plot, kept me interested from start to finish. Enjoyed this book.
Jan 11, 2013 Dick rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A pretty good read. Not up to some of his others but worth the effort.
May 08, 2008 Sandra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, fiction
Small Muir Cnty drug lord killing. Crooked DA Nora requests help
May 02, 2012 Marianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good book. Intricate plot, dealt with current issues.
Mike Steely
Typical detective, easy read, fairly entertaining.
Mar 18, 2013 Ginny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well constructed legal thriller.
Dec 28, 2008 Joe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: eyes, 2001
Look for more from this author.
Apr 22, 2011 Douglas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good. Keeps you guessing
Vincent Paul
Read it in one sitting
Read - dont know when
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J.F. Freedman is the New York Times bestselling author of Against the Wind, The Disappearance, House of Smoke, and In My Dark Dreams, among other titles. He is also an award-winning film and television director, writer, and producer. He lives in California.
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