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Judge & Jury

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  44,871 ratings  ·  1,009 reviews
Andie DeGrasse, an aspiring actress and single mom, is not your typical juror. Hoping to get dismissed from the pool, she tells the judge that most of her legal knowledge comes from a bit part curling around the stripper's pole in The Sopranos. But she still ends up as juror number 11 in a landmark trial against a notorious mob boss.

The judge is terrified of the

Hardcover, 419 pages
Published July 31st 2006 by Little, Brown and Company
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Aug 24, 2019 rated it liked it

FBI Special Agent Nick Pellisante, head of the organized crime unit in New York City, has been after elusive mob boss Dominic Cavello for a long time.

Cavello is the worst of the worst - a sadistic vengeful brute who knows no limits. So it's a red letter day when Nick and his team nab the disguised Cavello, who's pretending to need a wheelchair, at his niece's wedding.

Nick is avidly anticipating Cavello's trial, where he's sure the killer will be convicted and put away for life.

The potential
Jul 11, 2008 rated it liked it
Sigh...I'm throwing the proverbial noose over my neck with even a three star rating of this book. (I was even tempted to give it a four star...let me tell you why)

Prose? Non-exsistant. Plot? Follows the correct sequence...but really let me get to my point: James Patterson is the grown-up version of Nancy Drew for crying out loud.

It's not going to intellectually better you, it's not going to be mentioned in conversation with Harvaaaaahd literature majors, and it's not going to win you any points
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cheesy, thriller
So. Much. CHEESE! How? How is Patterson an International Best-Selling author??! How is this book a bestseller? It's below average.

The plot was a good thriller plot. We have a mobster, a hit man, a federal agent and a hot single mother. Not the recipe for a timeless novel, but a good enough setting for a crime novel. But oh my, the writing was so average, with random exclamations thrown in. The dialogue was cheesy and the events were ridiculous! It was like watching an Indian movie where the
Apr 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
This book was soooo good...It was combination of action, suspense, it was sad and happy parts...It had to do with a man being tried to sentence him to time in prison...But this man was such a powerful man that he had pulls even from inside...He made things happen, scared people off the case and made people die...but none of it can be linked to him until one detective who was smart enough to think outside the box...A nailbiting experience and A must read!
Sue Gerhardt Griffiths
I must admit Im becoming a huge fan of James Patterson, whether they are solely written by the man himself or co-authored either way Im loving every book. Judge and Jury by James Patterson and Andrew Gross had enough tension to keep me on the edge of my seat and the killer, an evil son of a b****, would scare the pants off of anyone, he certainly scared the beejeebers out of me.

Short and sharp chapters makes it a fast read which I loved and oh my gosh, loved the whole mob trial plot, lots of
Lorrea - WhatChaReadin'?
When Andie gets called up for jury duty, she is dreading it. She doesn't want to be a part of this trial at all. During jury selection, she tries her best to not get called, but unfortunately for her, she gets a seat in the jury box. The trial is for a mob boss who has killed numerous people and gotten away with it every time. Nick Pellisante is the FBI agent who has been hunting down Dominic Covello for years now. Finally he has him in jail and awaiting trial and he can't wait to see him put ...more
Mandy Fernandez
Jan 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was my first James Patterson book that I've read. Now I see what the fuss is all about. My mother-in-law is a HUGE fan of his work and I borrowed this copy from her while visiting over New Years when I had a sleepless night and couldn't find the book I brought on the trip. I really enjoyed it. This was not part of his series with Alex Cross or the women's detective literature either. It had a ton of action in it with lots of twists and surprises. As I was reading I could picture it all, ...more
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, mystery, legal
Judge and Jury is obsession, greed and revenge. Single mum Andie DeGrasse did not want to be on jury duty and tried everything in her power to get out of it. Nothing work and Andie became a juror. An event happens that rock Andie DeGrasse world and this when Nic Pellisante become involved with Andie. The readers of Judge & Jury will continue to follow Andie and Nic to find out what happens. Also, the readers of Juge & Jury would be surprised with the ending of Judge & Jury.

I enjoy
Jan 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
My biggest complaint is that the second to last chapter of Judge & Jury had a weird, unnecessary twist to it where two characters behaved very out of character. Its painfully obvious that Patterson and Gross were trying to tie up loose ends and disguise it with contrived badassery, hence the three-star rating.

Other than that, Judge & Jury is an okay book. Its the literature version of junk food - quick, easy, and relatively satisfying. Its also nice that Judge & Jury is just a
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 oh this was fun, it's been ages since I read a page turning suspense novel, forty years ago i read them all, now I just get them for my husband. We started this as an audio book in the car, it sounded like a play with real gunshots, sirens, music and other sound effects, which would have totally unnerved me if I was driving! I have never read Patterson, but was so thrilled with gross' s the one man I wanted to give this a go. For me, is was a fast paced Saturday matinee kind of feeling, over ...more
Dec 21, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries, my-library
This Mystery is a Disappointment Yet, MR. Patterson can do better.

I'm not sure what has happened to Mr. Patterson's writing skills, but it seems to me that a majority of his novels that he has co-wrote with someone have been real duds. I just finished reading his latest release, "The 6th Target and that was another real dud. All I can say to Mr. Patterson: "I have enjoyed many of your earlier novels, would you get serious and start creating well-written stories that you certainly have the
Viji  (Bookish endeavors)
I can't believe it took two authors to write this.!! I mean,any average or slightly below-average guy could've written this while half asleep.. And Patterson is someone so popular and widely-read.. It was a quick read because there wasn't much content and you could easily turn the pages without missing anything.. You didn't need such a lot of pages to write this short story.. The copy I have is a hard-bound one and it really made me feel like hitting my own head with it as a warning for me not ...more
Breann Bianco
Oct 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazingly well written (as always). I love how the the suspense leaves you on the edge of your seat all the way to the end. JP is such a talented writer, all of his books just fascinate me and put me into his world. And I'm glad Andie and Nick got together...which I kind of assumed but hey, with James, there's never a dull moment ;)
Nov 30, 2012 rated it liked it
James Patterson book written by Andrew Gross.
Another decent read straight out of the James Patterson book factory, usual formula, fast paced, short chapters and in this case it works.
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I listened to the unabridged audio of this book. Give it a few chapters before you give up on it. It starts out slow. I put the CD in and was hooked from the very beginning. I didn't think it started slow, and I listened to the entire thing in just over a day. Some parts of the story were predictable, while others caught me by surprise. It was a fun guessing game to see how many pieces of the plot I could guess correctly. The twists and turns were awesome, and well thought out. The two ...more
Toby Welch
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Probably my favourite Patterson ever!
Feb 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio, 999-challenge
I listened to the unabridged audio of this book. My sister passed it my way when she was done. When she handed it to me she said, "Give it a few chapters before you give up on it. It starts out slow." I put the CD in during a long car drive and was hooked from the very beginning. I didn't think it started slow, and I listened to the entire thing in a couple days. Some parts of the story were predictable, while others caught me by surprise. It was a fun guessing game to see how many pieces of the ...more
Kulpreet Yadav
Oct 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Judge and jury is a spellbinding thriller. It doesn't get better than this, thats what I thought as I finished the last page. Nowhere in the narrative, which is woven around a good plot, there was any beating about the bush. The liked the short sentences too.

Dominic Cavello, a mafia don, is arrested by the narrator, Nick Pellisante of FBI. But not before he kills two agents of his team. During the trail the bus bringing the jurors is blown up. All save one, Andie DeGrasse, die in the blast.
Patrick Gibson
Dec 04, 2009 rated it it was ok
This is my first James Patterson book (I thinkbecause I get the impression they are all alike, and if so, I may have read others but purged them from my limited memory capacity). This tale starts as a legal thriller, but a major twist occurs a little over 100 pages into this book that takes the novel into a completely different direction. After this twist, the book's pace really picks up, and I thought the climax of the novel was very exciting and well done.

I think most people who buy a
Simon Cleveland, PhD
Jun 23, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: action, crime
*** This review contains spoilers ***

With Patterson it's either hit or miss. This one is a miss.
The story revolves around an FBI agent, a juror, a mafia don on trial and a whole lot of bad writing. I tried to get into the story, but it was neither an interesting courtroom drama (like Grisham's) nor an action packet mystery thriller like some of Harlan Coben's stories.
While the FBI agent is desperately trying to see a convicted don, he indirectly becomes the reason for the death of juror number
Apr 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
I just flat out enjoy James Patterson's mystery writings. Judge and Jury brings us into the courtroom as a well known mobster is put on trial. No one wants to be on that jury. He continues to draw us in by stating there's nothing he can do to anyone while in jail; but then things happen to the jury, to families of jurists, and to law enforcement. Join the thrill of the chase as the lead detective hunts him down, again, in foreign countries. This man might have been in jail, but it doesn't mean ...more
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is my first time reading a thriller by James Patterson I did however read one of his romance books called Susans diary for Nicholas and I found that exceptional. So I decided to read a thriller by him and he quickly became of my favorite authors. James Patterson writing style is unique when I read the judge and Jury I couldn't put it down and I couldn't wait to see what happened next.I felt like I was sitting in the court room with the jury.
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Typical engrossing Patterson/Gross collaboration. Booms, bangs, quest, romance and victory. You like bloody. This book provides plenty. Yup, another great summer read.
Jan 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book by James Patterson and his minions. It is a wonder that they ever convict any of these mob bosses.
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
2 or 3 stars...couldn't decide. Parts were okay, but other parts were ridiculous. I ultimately gave this 2 stars, because 2 authors wrote this and thought it was good (it's really not). Maybe this will balance out the folks who somehow believe this is a 5 star piece of work. (Go read a John Sandford!)
Roy McDine
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Superb plot, packed with drama and usual page-turning action - loved it.
Lily Salinas
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
If you like Mafia and the court mysteries, this is your jam.
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-books
Very solid read i page turner
Brittany-Marie Aarons
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
It is with great sorrow that I give this novel 2 stars. I see that this book was first published in 2006 and will choose to assume this was when he was infantile in his standalone novel co-authoring. Potential readers, do not be fooled by the praise of many reviewers. They must not be familiar with true Patterson caliber.

Judge & Jury had the basic Patterson traits: short chapters with cliff hangers, fast-paced plot, a psychopath/sociopath antagonist, law enforcement officer as a
Dec 18, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, 2018
A bit formulaic.
A friend kindly gave me her collection of audio CDs and so I promptly trundled my car down to the auto repair shop to get my CD player fixed. The first CD I chose had such low volume that I couldn't hear it in the car, but I'm glad to say my second choice was more successful. Most of the books were abridged, but this one was a complete novel, well narrated by Joe Mantegna, and although not earth shattering, it kept me entertained through several hours of driving.

The two main
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