Joel Goldman

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Joel Goldman is the Edgar and Shamus nominated author of four thriller series.

His first series features Lou Mason, a trial lawyer willing to dive into the dark water to save his clients.

Joel's second series introduces former FBI Special Agent Jack Davis who has a movement disorder that makes him shake when he should shoot.Joel has a unique perspective on Jack's condition since he lives with the same disorder.

Alex Stone headlines Joel's third series. She's a public defender who applies her own code of justice when the system gets it wrong.

Joel's fourth series goes international with Cassie Ireland and Jake Carter. She's a modern day Robin Hood and he's a professional poker player. They join forces to bring down the rich and powerful.

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Joel Goldman I keep asking myself what my characters would do next. They drive the story more for me than the plot.
Joel Goldman Creating compelling characters and sharing their stories with readers.
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“If man doesn't dream, he has nothing."
"A man whose dreams will never come true still has nothing.”
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“Mason had once driven that road all the way to Liberal, Kansas. Eight hours of seamless prairie, thinking about the pioneers who had dared to cross that land 150 years ago. There must have been moments when they looked in every direction, finding nothing to reveal where they were, where they’d been, or where they were going.”
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“sight all that sounds?” Harry asked. “That’s why I take my fee up front,” Smith said. “No offense, Lou,” he added. “Harry’s right. It doesn’t make sense,” Blues said. “King was acquitted of the Byrnes murders. He could take out an ad on a billboard admitting he did it and never do a day in jail. A civil case is just money and he has enough to make that go away.” “Dixon, are you trying”
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Charlotte Liebel Joel...Thank you for your friendship. Best to you in 2013.

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message 11: by Jill

Jill Great to meet you here on Goodreads, Joel, and thank you for your friendship.


message 10: by Joel

Joel Goldman Monique's Musings wrote: "Thanks for the invite Joel:)"

You're welcome Monique, it's great to connect here.
Be well. :)


Monique Thanks for the invite Joel:)


message 8: by Paul

Paul Coleman Cool.


Stuart Land Hi Joel. Thanks for being the pal of another writer. Looks like I'm going to have a lot of reading to catch up on. I see you have a fan button. What the difference between a friend, fan, and following?


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Aimee Laine Thanks for the friend request! :) Nice to meet you!


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message 4: by Beth

Beth Hi Joel,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this fellow mystery/thriller author on Goodreads!


Pamela Hey Joel...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


message 2: by Simon

Simon Thanks for looking me up, Joel!!!


message 1: by Kathy

Kathy Kulig Hi Joel, thanks for connecting with me on Goodreads. Happy Reading.


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