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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

You Won't Stop

Warning: do not read this book if you have anything else to do¿ You will not be able to put this book down. You will read from page 1 to the end without stopping. You will sleep wondering if Oscar Rafferty plans of follow through with his threat to kill Jared¿s wife if ...
Warning: do not read this book if you have anything else to do¿ You will not be able to put this book down. You will read from page 1 to the end without stopping. You will sleep wondering if Oscar Rafferty plans of follow through with his threat to kill Jared¿s wife if Jared does not get Rafferty¿s dirty criminal acquitted. You will dream about the dead criminal whose finger prints are found at the scene of Sarah¿s grandfather¿s death and, whether or not he plans to peruse his threat of killing Jared if Sarah does not convict. You will eat thinking about how Sarah plans to keep her job and her husband¿s life intact. You will bite your nails wondering if their marriage can survive the strain of each trying to win the case, and trying to keep each other alive. As the story unfolds you will find yourself more and more into the story line and wondering who will come out of this lethal story alive. Getting to know the characters and the suspense of their lives being in jeopardy, will reel you in. By the end of the novel you will be begging Sarah and Jared to tell each other their predicament, and to escape the country as soon as they can. You will be left wondering if Jared betrays his loving wife for the dark side (the criminal side) or if Sarah betrays her husband by breaking the law and going through his case information. You won't be able to put the thought away that maybe the two end up killing each other in the battle to save each other. I absolutely loved this novel. The brilliance of Brad Meltzer keeping the readers attention on every page truly shows through. You WILL NOT put the book down, no matter what you have to do consequently getting nothing done, other than the reading of this fabulous novel. As the tale unfolds and you get a grip on what influence each character has on another, your mind will be blown away. Discovering that the coincidences are actually NOT coincidences will rattle your every bone. I enjoyed every aspect of this novel, and did not once want to put it down. His intelligence and unique writing make this book very interesting and fun to read. I certainly plan to read all of Meltzer¿s novels.

posted by Anonymous on October 2, 2005

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Stop it, already!

This was one of the most annoying and confusing books I've ever read with the most stupid leading characters. You had to keep saying to yourself, "Why don't they...?" A good mystery gives its reader a reasonable chance to solve it. Not this one. The endless onslaught of...
This was one of the most annoying and confusing books I've ever read with the most stupid leading characters. You had to keep saying to yourself, "Why don't they...?" A good mystery gives its reader a reasonable chance to solve it. Not this one. The endless onslaught of new suspects made me not even care who done it!

posted by Anonymous on October 5, 2002

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2001

    Another page turner.

    This is the third Brad Meltzer book I have read and not a disappointment in any of them. Plot full of surprise, characters believable, fast paced and I just flew thru this one. I just want to know one thing...when are the authors going to start lawyering like the lawyers are writing????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2000

    Better Than Grisham

    I read this title when it first came out when the publisher sent me a copy and then again recently just because it was so good. I've passed both of Brad's books around to friends and recommended it to many customers making all of them fans who can't wait for Brad's third book. (Brad if you read this e-mail me so I can give you my new location since I recently left the Boston area for sunnier climates.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2000

    Fabulous Writer

    I have read both of Brad Meltzer's books and I must say, they really hold your interest from start to finish...I can hardly wait for his third book to come out! I have passed these two books around to all my friends and relatives and they all agree, he is well worth the read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2000

    couldn't put it down

    I'd say this book is better than The Tenth Justice. It was amazingly suspenseful and the plot was going everywhere but where you thought it would go. You are shocked and surprised in every chapter. Very entertaining. Well worth my time and money.

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