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Above the Law (Luke Garrison #2)

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  195 ratings  ·  22 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 January 9th 2001 by Brilliance Audio (first published January 1st 2000)
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Dec 18, 2014 Atlanta rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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
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
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
Thoroughly enjoyed this one.
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.
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 4 of 5 stars  ·  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.
We had never read JR Freedman before; both my husband & I really liked this one!! Now, going back to read the earlier ones...
I enjoyed this book a lot, much on the line of some of the Nelson DeMille books.
Greg Pittman
Easy reading, good plot, kept me interested from start to finish. Enjoyed this book.
A pretty good read. Not up to some of his others but worth the effort.
Small Muir Cnty drug lord killing. Crooked DA Nora requests help
Very good book. Intricate plot, dealt with current issues.
Mike Steely
Typical detective, easy read, fairly entertaining.
Well constructed legal thriller.
Look for more from this author.
Very good. Keeps you guessing
Read - dont know when
Jane Roeschlein
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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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