Danger escalates as Michael Knight and Lex Devlin enter into the defense of a Puerto Rican jockey charged with felony murder as a result of a fixed race at Bostons Suffolk Downs.
As their investigation exposes the jockeys role, they become embroiled in a conflict between two Puerto Rican crime gangs. One of these gangs is aligned for the first time with Bostons Italian...more
Michael Knight looks like a nice Boston Irish boy, but his mother is Puerto Rican, and he speaks Spanish, enjoys Puerto Rican cuisine, and, most importantly for this story, has two cousins, brothers Victor and Roberto Mendoza, who are now jockeys at Boston's thoroughbred ...more
I also love ...more
But it wasnt until I met John during the taping of a television interview about my second novel, that I had the unexpected delightful chance to tell him so. During a commercial break, he gave a two-thumbs-up. Fairly swooning, I told ...more
"Nobody buys a dead monkey."
A jockey dies when his brother's horse swerves in front of his own during a race. The brother goes on to win but is then disqualified for causing the accident. But was it really an accident or had the race been fixed? The police want to arrest the jockey for causing the fatality during a felony. The brothers, originally from Puerto Rico, had been very close and were Knight's cousins, The defense lawyer believes that something is very wrong and ...more
Michael Knight is a half Puerto Rican lawyer who seems to have a propensity for getting involved in dangerous situations. His two cousins, Victor and Roberto, are like brothers to Michael. When Roberto is killed during a race, the authorities charge Victor with his murder.
This book started out being a mystery involving horse racing, then quickly switched to the jungles of Brazil. At first, I was confused as to what was going on. As the book progressed, these seemingly unrelated things began to ...more
When Michael sees his cousin crash into his brother while racing he had no idea that it would ...more
I must say I was kind of surprised when the Amazon rain forest came upfront and wasn't really sure how this subplot would relate with the main one, and yet... it did, in spades.
Well-written, solid plot and great suspense, ...more
The action and suspense in this book are huge. This is a great book and if you get the audio narrated by Bill Nevitt than you are in for a treat as he draws you right into Michaels world and you are right there with him, ...more
Thankfully, in fiction at least, there are a handful of men prepared to stand against the odds, and do something about corruption and evil.
A story that puts your teeth on edge, but, also soothes the soul.
It reminds me a lot of "Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch's series".
I loved the narrator's grasp of languages, which is often in a book like this, but unless you know the language, it's an area a reader skips.
With that ...more
Wow! This audiobook is a really powerful story looking at the illegal importing of animals along with drug smuggling and race fixing. This book does not shy away from the horror of what happens to these beautiful animals just because of selfish individuals who put money above everything. The book was fascinating and Bills narration as always was perfect for the subject matter and the story. I loved it. ...more
Narrator Bill Nevitt is brilliant in both the narrative as well as differentiating the multitude of very diverse characters.
I accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The narrator of the audiobook brings the characters and the story to life with his lively telling.
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The narrator also does a brilliant job in telling this story and making all the characters come to life.
Although it is the 5th book in a series, it can be read as a stand alone.
It was very easy to join the series with this fifth instalment although I will now have to check out the first four - the plot is a highly interesting and hard hitting mix of animal smuggling, race fixing and gang wars with a good dash of classic action thriller/ courtroom drama. The characters are well drawn and credible.
A well-written, solid and intriguing story!
I will definitely come back - or better, I will backtrack and go through the previous installments ASAP - to the Knight and Devlin legal-detective thriller series which now ranks, to me, with Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta and Kathy Reichs' Temperance Brennan only on the lawyer front instead of that of the medical examiner.
May it be as prolific and successful as them!
This is the first Knight and Devlin book I've read, but will be on the lookout for others in the series.
I was given a digital copy of this book by the publisher Oceanview via Netgalley in return for an honest unbiased review.
I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway and this was a first time read for this author for me. I was really really impressed with the story and writing style from the author. This book was an incredible read from the very first page to the amazing ending. Definitely a page turner and a must for me to go back to the previous stories of the Knight and Devlin legal thrillers.