Avery Fish is on trial for mail fraud, but he didn’t commit murder. In fact, he has absolutely no clue how a decapitated, p ...more
This is the fifth "Lou Mason" book, and it sets a new, high standard for legal thrillers. Joel Goldman has really taken this genre to another level. His understanding of the moral hazards facing a criminal attorney has allowed him to succinctly and accurately include the ethical standards that are--sometimes-- applied to lawyers and judges in the plots of the entire series. Goldman also includes a very understanding, but totally frank, view of both or ...more
I held my breath through every escapade that Lou Mason and Blues got themselves into. A great read, however the ending left you up in the air did not like that it was not closed up. Hopefully there will be another to finish up the story
The author has written a suspenseful story with many twists and turns that will guessing as to what will happen next and how will effect the attorney and his client. Very entertaining reading.
The book was both good and bad. I found myself with too many characters to keep track of-thank heavens for xray-but I couldn't quit the book because the story was good. I hated the ending. After getting to know the main characters the ending held no promise. Like I said, this book was difficult to read and to review. It was extremely exciting at times but I also felt lost trying to keep track of so many different cases. All in all, I'm going to do something entirely new for me. I cannot reco ...more
A fascinating story of coercion, blackmail, and murder. Lou Mason's heart is in the right place, but sometimes he has to bend the rules to the breaking point. A compromised judge forces Mason to help her clear her name. Then aging con man wants Mason to negotiate a plea bargain. Things get complicated when a headless body turns up. Lou Mason is up to his eyeballs in trouble. You won't want to put this one down until you finish it. As a mystery/thriller writer myse ...more
Just finished reading the entire Lou Mason series. It took me a week. I read a lot. A very good series with a main character who is smart yet at times, too smart for his own good. Lou manages to step in it about every other page. Lucky for him that he usually manages to finagle his way out of most of his predicaments. This book, which appears to be the last of the series, ties together many of the supporting players from the previous ones in the series. Very good - each one a 4-5 star e ...more
One of the best thrillers involving lawyers that I have read. The continuing shifts in possibility of a solution kept me guessing and definitely kept me interested in the book. I found it difficult to believe the hero could be fifty and do the physical deeds he did, but his mental gymnastics were well explained. The story did leave you hanging without a warm fuzzy feeling but that probably brings one back for the next book. Recommended.
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 sa...more