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Bodily Harm (David Sloane Series #3)

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

an enjoyable tale

Seattle attorney David Sloane is on the verge of winning a wrongful death lawsuit against respected pediatrician Dr. Peter Douvalidis when a curve ball upsets his perfect case. Toy designer Kyle Horgan confesses he is culpable in the young child's death.

His positi...
Seattle attorney David Sloane is on the verge of winning a wrongful death lawsuit against respected pediatrician Dr. Peter Douvalidis when a curve ball upsets his perfect case. Toy designer Kyle Horgan confesses he is culpable in the young child's death.

His position suddenly shaky becomes even more precarious when a second child dies almost identical to how his clients' offspring died. Dr. Douvalidis had nothing to do with the second pediatric death. Before he can question Horgan, the toymaker vanishes. Former CIA assassin Anthony Stenopolis seeking revenge stalks Sloane, whose reputation as never losing a case is teetering,.Before it is too late, Sloane seeks out Stenopolis.

The third Sloane legal thriller (see Jury Master and Wrongful Death) is an enjoyable tale that is superb when the focus is on the unraveling case, but loses some steam in ironically the more action-packed cat and mouse search for the hero's stalking assassin. Still fast-paced regardless of which subplot takes center stage, readers will appreciate Robert Dugoni's latest suspense filled novel.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on April 21, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

So So Continuation of the David Sloane Series

Having read the first two Sloane books in the series, I was a little disappointed with this one. Sloane wins a case for malpractice causing the death of a boy. At the conclusion of the case a strange man (Horgan) approaches Sloane saying that he, and not the doctor, was...
Having read the first two Sloane books in the series, I was a little disappointed with this one. Sloane wins a case for malpractice causing the death of a boy. At the conclusion of the case a strange man (Horgan) approaches Sloane saying that he, and not the doctor, was actually responsible for the boy's death. Sloane pays it no mind but after he becomes intrigued and realizes that maybe the doctor was not responsible for the boy's death after all.

While this is going on a toy manufacturer (Kendall Toys) is struggling financially and fighting to prevent a hostile takeover. The heads of the company are banking on a new toy called Metamorphisis to be the "it" toy of the holiday season. Somehow this toy may have serious dangerous defects.

As Sloane starts his investigation of Horgan's claims, he finds it may be tied to the Metamorphisis toy that Kendall is touting. This unleashes a baddie that comes after Sloane. Sloane now paired with his buddy Jenkins, have to pull out all the stops to prevent the bad guy's plans and learn the truth about the children deaths.

The book mostly moves at a snail's pace and the tense moments do not measure up to the previous two Sloane books. I do give it three stars for some of the courtroom moments though. Hopefully the author will gain momentum on the next Sloane entry.

posted by Kataman1 on August 9, 2010

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