An outstanding begining for Lance Carter. The action begins immediately and never lets up. Lance is the kind of character you would enjoy reading moreAn outstanding begining for Lance Carter. The action begins immediately and never lets up. Lance is the kind of character you would enjoy reading more about. I'm looking forward to reading the second Lance Carter novel...more
I was very disappointed in this novel The main character Dr. Jeremy (just finished reading it and can't remember his last name) was flat and somewhatI was very disappointed in this novel The main character Dr. Jeremy (just finished reading it and can't remember his last name) was flat and somewhat one dimensional. It just didn't hold my interest at all....more
John Webster is a handsome, broad shouldered experienced reporter, once stationed in Baghdad where he witnessed a bombing that killed and injured seveJohn Webster is a handsome, broad shouldered experienced reporter, once stationed in Baghdad where he witnessed a bombing that killed and injured several people. While following the story he was shot in the leg. He is now a reporter for the Vancouver Daily Globe.
Upon receiving a lead from his source, Webster is hopeful of learning more about the ongoing war between factions in Vancouver. Webster witnesses the shooting of 5 members of the Heart gang including Kenneth Dzyinski, the big boss; Anthony Hewson, Ken's right hand man; and 3 lower level members. They were gunned down by 2 unknown masked gunmen. John has recorded the meeting with a small voice recorder and after talking to the police, he realizes he is the only witness.
Detective Wiltore and Detective Tamara Lewis are partners with the Vancouver Police and are investigating the shooting deaths of the 5 Heart gang members. With no solid leads or forensic evidence to help except the .45 ACP cartridges that the gunmen used, they are looking for Webster to go over what he saw again. Webster is no where to be found, and his editor Charlie isn't being very helpful.
Webster has good instincts, honed by his time in Afghanistan and other Middle Eastern countries. He's pretty sure he's being followed and when Charlie tells him he's received a subpena to surrender his records to the police, Webster goes into hiding. He has to figure out who was behind the shooting before those people get him first.
After contacting a woman whom he met at Ken Dyzyinski's funeral, John has to try and make a quick getaway. Waking in the hospital, he knows its time to get to the bottom of this mess, before he losses his life. Webster doesn't know who he can trust, but he's got good instincts and its his life on the line.
A great read, it will keep you turning the pages. The author describes the city of Vancouver with all of its diversity beautifully. The characters are very believable, with John Webster being a man of integrity, haunted by past events.
I won my copy on Goodreads and my review was unsolicited....more
My least favorite of John Grisham's novels that I have read. I just couldn't get into the story at all. I finally finished it, simply because I can'tMy least favorite of John Grisham's novels that I have read. I just couldn't get into the story at all. I finally finished it, simply because I can't not finish a book once I start reading it. ...more
Three in Death 3 novellas by J.D. Robb. Each novella stars Lieutenant Eve Dallas, NYPSD (New York Police and Security Department)most famous homicideThree in Death 3 novellas by J.D. Robb. Each novella stars Lieutenant Eve Dallas, NYPSD (New York Police and Security Department)most famous homicide detective, her very rich, very attractive husband known only as Roarke and many of her co workers from Cop Center.
Interlude in Death Spring 2059. Lt. Eve Dallas' commander has given her the difficult task of heading a seminar at the Interplanetary Law Enforcement and Security Conference, to make things worse, the conference is taking place off planet. Shortly upon arrival, Lt. Dallas has some heated words with Commander Skinner, considered by all to be a legend. Seems the legend has a problem with Dallas's husband that dates back many years and in face originated with Roarke's father. After one of Commander Skinner's body guards is killed, its up to Eve and Olympus Police Chief, Darcia Angelo, to solve the crime before Roarke is arrested for it. This story just didn't grab me. I thought it moved slowly and there were no real surprises. This has been my least favorite of the "In Death" stories.
Midnight in Death Christmas 2058. Lt. Eve Dallas is called out in the predawn cold to Rockefeller Center where Judge Wainger was definitely not having a joyous Christmas morning. Recognizing the signature of the kill as her old nemesis David Palmer, whom should still be locked up in a cage of planet for several murders 3 years earlier, she knows this is going to be a rough holiday. With David leaving a list of potential victims, and one of them already missing. Eve knows it will take all her skill as well as her team and her husband to catch him before he gets to the last name on the list, her own. Really liked this story, moved quickly and I really liked the ending.
Haunted in Death January 2060, the weather is a bitch, and tempers in and around the New York area are frayed. Domestic disturbances are up, and Lt. Eve Dallas knows its only a matter of time before someone takes it to far. Not surprised by the anonymous call that sends her and her partner Detective Peabody to Twelve East Twelfth, she is surprised cause of death, a food old fashioned gunshot, actually several gunshot, wounds. Even more of a surprise is the old skeleton found on the third floor, which also has been shot, possibly by the old but recently cleaned gun found beside it. Amid rumors of hauntings and curses surrounding the building of Twelve East Twelfth, her husband Roarke and her partner's beliefs of things that go bump in the night along with unease from other members of her team, Lt. Dallas has to come up with a solution before she starts seeing ghosts too. I liked this story, it was a little different than other "In Death" stories as it deals with the paranormal. It was interesting to watch how Dallas deals with things she just can't grasp.
An all round good read, each story has a good plot, great characters and a methodical progression.
Amanda Jaffe, an up and coming criminal defense lawyer in Portland, is still battling demons caused by PTSD. A year earlier she had been kidnapped andAmanda Jaffe, an up and coming criminal defense lawyer in Portland, is still battling demons caused by PTSD. A year earlier she had been kidnapped and abused by a sociopath but managed to escape. She is determined to get her life back on track but seeing crime scene photos of a badly ravaged and bloated woman on the beach sends her into shock. She's worried she will never get over her trauma.
Tim Kerrigan, a prosecutor in Portland, is a married man with a young daughter whom he adores. No one knows of the degrading sex he has with prostitutes, something that if exposed will cost him his job, his marriage and his daughter. A former Heisman trophy winner, he battles with feelings of inadequacy and fear of exposure.
Amanda and Tim are on opposite sides of a legal drama involving Jon Dupre and the murder of a senator. The case appears to be cut and dried but appearances are often deceiving.
This story is intricately woven, with solid characterizations and intriguing twists and turns. ...more