First in a new series from bestselling author and famed O. J. Simpson trial prosecutor Marcia Clark, a “terrific writer and storyteller” (James Patterson).
Samantha Brinkman, an ambitious, hard-charging Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, is struggling to make a name for herself and to drag her fledgling practice into the big leagues. Sam lands a high-profile double-...more
The point of sending the text was an effort to see if they could glean some info from the homeowner...which they did. They wouldn't have gotten a name otherwise. (less)
Okay, I think I just couldn't remember this because SO much happened in the book... But what does her having to provide info to Arturo Orozco have to do with her running over the guy who mugged Michelle? I'm confused. (hide spoiler)]
We all remember Marcia Clark from the days of OJ. Right? She was brilliant then, though we all know how that ended.
Well, Ms. Clark has resurrected her career as a crime thriller author. And, with her extensive background would certainly have first-hand insight into the criminal world, more than most, and it shows here.
In the first novel of her new series, the main character is Samantha Brinkman, a struggling lawyer whose clientele isn't exactly the paying type.
With the l ...more
Criminal defense attorney Samantha Brinkman works out of a small raggedy office in a questionable part of town. The office is furnished in 'early "I don't give a damn"' decor, sports an on-its-last-legs computer, and an out-dated copier. The looks of the place where she hangs her shingle don't really matter too much. Not many walk-in clients in that area. Indeed, most of her customers are in custody.
Very readable, with a goodly amount of humor. The ...more
Ms. Clark’s protagonist in this book is a defense attorney named Samantha Brinkman. Is this ...more
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They say write what you know... Well, Marcia Clark knows trials, fame, twists, turns and surprise outcomes. She also knows how to write extremely engaging novels and this is another one. Very exciting to have a brand new series by her. Looking forward to more.
A gifted copy was provided by Thomas & Mercer via NetGalley for an honest review.
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Ok, so Marcia Clark, the prosecutor in the OJ trial, writes a mystery in which the main character is a defense attorney. And her attitude seeps through. Samantha isn't one of those “true believers, who didn't care how many victims their clients had disemboweled, who thought they were all just poor, misunderstood unfortunates”. But she is a fighter for her clients.
I like Ms. Clark’s writing style. She imparts a dry sense of humor onto Samantha. As she comments on a prosecutor “wearing a dress fr ...more
Samantha Brinkman is a criminal defense attorney trying to keep her office afloat. She has two associates. Michelle is her forever best friend and her investigator, Alex, a former client with some super computing h ...more
Ms. Clark's characters were quirky. Her main character, Samantha, is a down and out lawyer who deals with some of the dregs of society ...more
This is the first book featuring criminal defense attorney Samantha Brinkman. Brinkman and her team take on the case of an LAPD detective, Dale Pearson, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend, a popular TV actress, and her roommate. The case ensures plenty of media attention and could be just what Samantha, who is hardworking but struggling financially, needs. But as more details of Detective Pearso ...more
Blood Defense is a fast-paced crime thriller set in Los Angeles. Criminal defence attorney Samantha Brinkman finds that funds are running low for her practice, and she requires work fast. When TV star Chloe Monahan and her flatmate Paige Avner are found stabbed to death at home in their flat, it’s big news. A high profile case is just what Sam needs, and she and her team are relieved when she’s appointed to defend the chief suspect Dale Pearson, a veteran LAPD detective.
Author Marcia Clark writi ...more
It's hard to believe this is written by the same author. It almost ended up in my DNF, but instead I skipped thro ...more
Sam is neither a hero nor anti-hero. That is, I feel like I'm supposed to root for her, but then she does things that cause me to respect her less. But these actions aren't interesting enough for her to be an anti-hero. Minor spoiler: When Sam stole the registration sticker off a license plate, that was a turning point for me. Maybe I shouldn't admit this, but I was more bothered by this than the revelation at the end of the novel.
I kept forgetting that the narrator is supposed to be 30 ...more
︻╦╤─Hands down one of the best books I have read this year and probably one of the best legal thrillers I have ever read.
︻╦╤─I loved being shocked and surprised by the turn of events. And this book is filled with unexpected twists and turns. For the most of the book I didn't know what is true and what isn't, even though I had my guesses I was never 100% sure.
︻╦╤─Samantha Brinkman is officially one of my all time favorite heroines and I cannot wait to see what will happen next and ...more
This book has so many ridiculou ...more
I'm going to pick up the next two in the series right now because I've developed a mad respect for this badass character, Samantha Brinkman. I need to see what fresh hell is in store for her next. I have no doubt she'll come out on top in her own earnest and no-nonsense way. ...more
"Blood Defense" is the first book in Marcia Clark's Samantha Brinkman series. Samantha is a defense attorney in Los Angeles doing what she can to keep her struggling one woman firm open. When the opportunity arises that she takes the latest high profile murder case involving a LAPD detective named Dale Pearson and a beloved childhood actress, Samantha takes the case.
This book provoked an unusual response from me thanks to a plot twist at the very end. It is rare that I give a book such a high rating while simultaneousl ...more
Samantha Brinkman is a sassy, no-nonsense criminal defense attorney with a run-down office in the middle of LA’s gang territory. She defends the worst-of-the-worst – many of them ruthless gang-bangers that scare the crap out of her.
Samantha is barely able to make ends meet. Her paralegal and life-long friend, Michelle, makes sure the utilities are paid before the electricity is shut off. Her investigator, Alex – a former client who’s a genius at computer ha ...more
Samantha Brinkman has found her way up. A criminal defense attorney, she ...more