Former defense attorney Darren Street is desperately trying to put his life back together after spending two years in a maximum-security prison for a murder he didn’t commit. He’s rebuilding his law practice, reconnecting with his son, and falling more deeply in love with his girlfriend, fellow attorney Grace Alexander. But the past casts a long shadow, and for Street, the...more
I have always loved Scott Pratt's work, as he is able to get to the core of the issue while entertaining those who love a good legal story. Returning to add a second novel in this new series, Pratt reminds readers of Darren Street, who has been out of jail for two years. Falsely convicted after being framed b ...more
Be prepared to stay up late with this book. Read everyone of his books, and they always makes me think. This new Street series are excellent.
Darren Street character is someone that you want to slap some sense into him while holding in your arms. What he went through in the last two years, left him with DTSD. Wants a vigilante justice, police and justice isn't there to help him, they want to punish him. His girlfriend, ex-fiance is trying, but she reached to her limit too. Can' ...more
The book is well written. The story is set in Knoxville, TN. Our protagonist is trying to put his life back together after serving two years for a crime he did not comment. He is back to being a defense attorney. He is a very angry man. The plot is interesting, the pace is fast and there is lots of action and suspense. Morally, the story is challenging. I cannot wait to read book three to ...more
It is a page turning awesome series. Can't stop listening to them.
The story is amazing! Things are happening all the time. There are bad people, and some people just need killin. LOL
If you haven't read this series I totally recommend it! Just do it.
As for the narration, its great. Very enjoyable listen. James Patrick Cronin does a great job on all the voices.
Read this series people! Its great.
Although I enjoyed the first Darren Street book, I really don't understand why he had to turn into an a$$hole in this one.
He went from being the underdog lawyer,caring father,and son who adored his mother,to a soulless vigilante who murders 4 people, turns his back on his son, and apparently his unborn child.
This book goes wildly off the rails of believability, and I only finished it in the hope that Darren would get his act together, stop killing people,, and get ba ...more
There is a huge, gigantic, gaping flaw in the book, and I read through the negative reviews, and scanned the 4 star reviews, to see if anyone mentioned it. They didn't. So I will.
But before I do that, here are my reasons for liking the book (and therefore assigning it 4 stars).
Darren Street is a horribly wounded human being. First, he is the son of a violent alcoholic. He only escaped abuse and rescued his mother by beating his father wit ...more
A few years back, I read An Innocent Client by Scott Pratt, the first in the Joe Dillard series of legal thriller/mysteries. I haven’t read all eight titles in that series, but all the ones I have read were crisp, entertaining, and fun reads. So I was happy to get an advance copy of Justice Burning, a new title by Scott Pratt featuring new attorney Darren Street, from Thomas & Mercer and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
So (spoiler alert) I REALLY liked this book! The characters were ...more
This second installment on Darren Street is a lot disturbing than the first one. He'd done things that were wrong, and without even an ounce of remorse, yet he still was a person with feelings and reason (some legit, some crooked); he still recognized the dividing lines between right and wrong, ...more
Less on the legal/court room side and more of a thriller, even more so than the first in the series.
Ok and will no doubt read the third book at some stage.
Clearly dealing with PTSD from his rigged felony conviction and two years in prison system. The psychiatrist expected to help him is inept (big surprise), yet right-on-the-mark in predicting that he'll eventually rupture emotional connection and ethical choices.
Brutal choices follow, with no apparent consequences for our "hero." Might read one more in the series, but was disappointed by the plot ...more
I choose to relate this book as excellent,even though, I realistic had no choice because it is an excellent read!!!!!!! I questioned the start-up theme but like life is it get better with time!!!!!!!! I
would recommend this book to anyone that loves suspense and a book that makes you think!!! It was an excellent read that I hope will continue!!!!!!!!
Very good. This is the second book from Scott Pratt's new series. I've read the 1st one and I think this series is going to be as successful as the Joe Dillard series.
Although the main character in each of the two series are complete opposite their stories are just as exciting. Four stars.
I enjoy lawyer-crime novels and appreciate when the lawyer-as-protagonist is an honest, law-abid ...more
With crystal pure prose, thrilling events and expertly drawn characters, we are presented here with a clearly complicated moral dilemma right off the bat. Our author confronts us, immediately, brilliantly, and without a shred of moralizing, via the HERO, the central character of the book, with something I don’t believe I’ve ever encountered before. Our hero-lawyer becomes a vigilante. An UNREPENTANT vigilante! In the face of who he is, what he represents, and what he DOES, ...more
But despite all Street’s woes, he’s maturing and trying to keep it pushing, so much so, that he proposes to his girlfriend, Grace Alexander, who hel ...more
To let anyone who may not read any of my reviews, I will let you know I review as I read. So far, I have given away no spoilers. I intend to keep it that way. But for me, writing my thoughts as I read keeps the books fresher in my mind. I write my notes in a separate app then copy over. It's also my way of ensuring I don't unknowingly reread a book from Kindle Unlimited. Hooray for KU, except writers only get credit for one read. If I read a book that I will re-read, I sav ...more
I'm not going to give a story outline here as there are plenty out there.
This is book two in the Darren Street series. It can be read as a standalone, but I think I would have benefited from reading "Justice Redeemed" (book one) first.
Overall I liked the story line, but for a few things that made me rate the book lower. I started out liking Darren and truly felt sorry for him, but as the book went on, I found myself liking him less. (view spoiler)[His fiance br ...more