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Judgment (The Jury Series #1)

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This is AN ALL-NEW EDITION, completely revised and reformatted... 

JUDGMENT is the classic action/adventure novel that was a runaway paperback sensation in the 1980s...and that skyrocketed the career of Lee Goldberg, New York Times best-selling author of THE HEIST, THE WALK, the MR. MONK novels, and THE DEAD MAN series...

This is the ultimate JUDGMENT...as it was originally
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Kindle Edition, 195 pages
Published April 15th 2011 by Adventures in Television (first published August 19th 2009)
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Mark Allen
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Who doesn't love a good, pulpy, "justice from the barrel of a gun" vigilante story? Written back in the '80s heyday of the men's action-adventure craze, this story has everything carnage connoisseurs covet: a revenge-centric plot, a rough-and-tumble protagonist, heads blown off by heavy-caliber bullets, and dollops of ludicrous sex.

But what makes this rise above many of its contemporaries is the quality of the prose. Let's face it, as much as we all devoured the Executioners and Penetrators and
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Carl
May 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Beat cop JD Macklin is old school, he walks a dangerous beat amidst warring gangs.
When he is killed his tough son decides to take the law into his own hands!
Revenge is a dish best served cold but Macklin junior plates it up piping hot, enough to burn those
Who get too close.
Revenge is nothing new in stories but these stories remind me of the old Mack Bolan vigilante novels.
Full of witty one liners and tough bulls#¥%!
Retro machismo of the kind I used to read years ago.
Loved it
S. Wilson
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
This series interests me greatly. To give my reaction to this first entry into the .357 Vigilante series, I should mention that I read the second book in the series, Make Them Pay, back in 2007. My review then (http://scottsbookshelf.blogspot.com/2...) remarked on how campy, over-the-top, and tongue-in-cheek the series appeared to be, which caused disagreement between the two co-authors of the series when it was released under the name Ian Ludlow. Lewis Perdue agreed with my assessment ("It was ...more
Tere Fredericks
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Really Looking Forward to the Next One

Third Lee Goldberg book. The first was True Fiction which I loved so much I immediately got King City and now this one from Kindle Unlimited.

Shaw, one of the the characters in this book, is the type of police officer almost everyone believes a cop to be (including myself).

There is a beat cop walking in some of the worst places in his city. He is gruesomely murdered. The killers are freed on a technicality.

Brett Macklin, son of the murdered cop, is general
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Nancy Silk
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"A Vigilante In The Dark Shadows"

This book was published in 1980 which helped rocket Lee Goldberg (under the pen name of Ian Ludlow) to fame. In California, Brett Macklin (also known as Mr. Jury) was a collector of classic cars and also appreciated beautiful women. He also becomes a vigilante destined to wipe out the killers who have turned Los Angeles into a war zone. This is a fast moving story with many surprises. It also has some extreme violence, but it's a great start for the series! This
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Jan
Aug 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-on-kindle
A short cop novel from the author of the "Monk" books. This is one of a series of 4. Rather brutal, but a quirky plot. I'll try the next one.
Aahamsing41
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ilk read more by this author!

The story moves along quickly, has elements of surprise, held my interest. The next installment will be just as good, I'm sure.
Lori Henrich
Mar 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Brett's father, a police officer, was killed on the job. He didn't take a bullet, he was killed by a group of gang members. When those punks get off because of a misrepresentation by a slick lawyer, something inside Brett snaps. His belief in the justice system is totally destroyed. His best friend, Ron Shaw, is also a police officer. Ron sees a light go out of Brett as he realizes that the people responsible for his fathers death are going to get away with it.

This was a good story. I think it w
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Jinx Schwartz
Dec 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Whoa, baby! The prologue alone makes this book worth buying!
I am a self-admitted sucker for vigilant justice, so meeting Brett Macklin makes my day. Big warning: MAJOR violence here, but an action read for those of us who enjoy rooting for the guy in the white hat...even if he has to break several hundred laws to get even.
Veronica
Jul 10, 2012 rated it it was ok
Just another shoot em up / beat em up type story. Can see this being made into a movie, a lot of guys would go see it. Not my type of book. The main character was indestructible, I don't think to many people could've withstood what he did and still be able to think clearly and walk upright like he did.
Boyce
Mar 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
I loved this book. I'm really more into romance and comedy. This is neither. This book is full of suspense. I was hooked at the prologue. It was a little morbid. It was filled with lots of twist that I didn't expect. I do recommend this book, and it's an easy read. On to the second book in this series. Enjoy!
Michael Kingswood
Feb 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Fun book. Enjoyable. But damn, that dude should have been laid up for a week after the first fight, let alone the sixth he got into inside of, what 4 or 5 days? He's indestructible, baby. That said, it was still fun and I'm looking forward to the next one in the series.
Susan Moore
Sep 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Gripping tale with lots of action.

This book was hard to put down. I loved the main character who was like Charles Bronson's vigilante character. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series. Lee Goldberg has an amazing ability to develop characters and plots.
Rusty
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: detective
Dated and superficial. A comic book without the pictures.
Linda Davidson
Jun 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Fun read. Murder mystery with some great characters. Not a book that will go down as one to remember forever, but an entertaining beach read.
Gretchen
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was ok
I've gotten used to the humor and unpredictability of Lee Goldberg's books. This one didn't have any of that, and wasn't special to boot. Did't turn me off trying some of his other books, though.
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#1 New York Times Bestselling author Lee Goldberg is a two-time Edgar Award and two-time Shamus Award nominee whose many TV writing and/or producing credits include "Martial Law," "SeaQuest," "Diagnosis Murder,""Hunter," "Spenser: For Hire," "Nero Wolfe," "Missing." "Monk" and "The Glades." He's also the co-author of the Fox & O'Hare series with Janet Evanovich (The Heist, The Chase, The Job, ...more
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