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Defensive Wounds (Theresa MacLean Series #4)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

fans will appreciate Lisa Black's latest forensic locked hotel room tale.

At the Ritz Carleton in Cleveland, someone kills infamous defense attorney Marie Corrigan while a legal convention is hosted at the hotel. The police at the murder scene agree immediately on two things. First the unethical lawyer who falsified evidence got what she de...
At the Ritz Carleton in Cleveland, someone kills infamous defense attorney Marie Corrigan while a legal convention is hosted at the hotel. The police at the murder scene agree immediately on two things. First the unethical lawyer who falsified evidence got what she deserves and that anyone in the city who came into contact with the sleaze would have a motive for murder; homicide detective John Powell tells forensic investigator Theresa MacLean, whose daughter Rachel works at the Ritz, that they have a hotel filled with suspects.

Theresa knows a hotel room is impossible to cope with as previous occupants will leave behind traces that make it impossible to seek oddities. The immediate positioning of the corpse implies a lovers' rendezvous that turned ugly. However, Theresa refuses to jump to any conclusion as the killer could have set up the crime scene accordingly. The case turns serial when two more corpses posed as if they were with a lover are found. Seeking the links between the three victims for a common avenging killer, Theresa soon fears she and Rachel could be on the death list.

Readers will enjoy the latest MacLean forensic investigation (see Takeover and Trail of Blood) as Sarah Palin would agree no one messes with a grizzly mama especially if one of their cubs are endangered. The story line is fast-paced with much of the fun being the simplicity of the murders as everyone including the protagonist and readers seek complexities. Although avenging serial killers is a frequent theme and the protagonist has dealt with these predators (see Evidence of Murder), fans will appreciate Lisa Black's latest forensic locked hotel room tale.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on September 10, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

boring. incredibly boring

Really,really boring. Would love to get money back for this snoozer

posted by 4527034 on August 30, 2012

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  • Posted October 27, 2011

    A Thrilling Read

    This was an action-packed, non-stop drama that kept me riveted to the pages. The suspenseful plot had me guessing and I was surprised at the outcome when all was revealed. Theresa is a strong woman and it shows in her dedication to her work and to her family. I look forward to reading the next book in this gripping and thrilling series.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    fans will appreciate Lisa Black's latest forensic locked hotel room tale.

    At the Ritz Carleton in Cleveland, someone kills infamous defense attorney Marie Corrigan while a legal convention is hosted at the hotel. The police at the murder scene agree immediately on two things. First the unethical lawyer who falsified evidence got what she deserves and that anyone in the city who came into contact with the sleaze would have a motive for murder; homicide detective John Powell tells forensic investigator Theresa MacLean, whose daughter Rachel works at the Ritz, that they have a hotel filled with suspects.

    Theresa knows a hotel room is impossible to cope with as previous occupants will leave behind traces that make it impossible to seek oddities. The immediate positioning of the corpse implies a lovers' rendezvous that turned ugly. However, Theresa refuses to jump to any conclusion as the killer could have set up the crime scene accordingly. The case turns serial when two more corpses posed as if they were with a lover are found. Seeking the links between the three victims for a common avenging killer, Theresa soon fears she and Rachel could be on the death list.

    Readers will enjoy the latest MacLean forensic investigation (see Takeover and Trail of Blood) as Sarah Palin would agree no one messes with a grizzly mama especially if one of their cubs are endangered. The story line is fast-paced with much of the fun being the simplicity of the murders as everyone including the protagonist and readers seek complexities. Although avenging serial killers is a frequent theme and the protagonist has dealt with these predators (see Evidence of Murder), fans will appreciate Lisa Black's latest forensic locked hotel room tale.

    Harriet Klausner

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2013

    You must check out all of Lisa Black's books. She is such a wonderful author.

    I have read four of Lisa Black's books and thoroughly enjoyed each and every one. They all hold you spellbound. The blot begins to build and you are trying to figure out who did it even when you have put the book down. It's so great to read such interesting,clean, decent, wonderful books where you can read the entire book and never have to skip pages because of fifthly dirty actions or words. Hope to see more of her work in the very near future. Edith Britt

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 15, 2013

    First book I have read by this author, really enjoyed it and am

    First book I have read by this author, really enjoyed it and am ordering the balance of this series. Page turner and characters were well developed.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Great Read

    This series provides a good story and quick read. Definitely easy to get into and understand the storyline. Kept me interested to the very end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2012

    boring. incredibly boring

    Really,really boring. Would love to get money back for this snoozer

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014

    It's enjoyable to read a crime series about a woman

    Theresa Maclean is believable, like able character. The book is nicely paced and suspenseful. Definitely one of my favorites in the series.

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  • Posted October 21, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    The only issue I have is that you can easily guess the killer wa

    The only issue I have is that you can easily guess the killer way too early....other than that it was a good, quick ,read and I enjoyed the 1/2 day it took to read it .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    Another great Theresa MacLean book!

    Lisa Black does not disappoint in this book. It is best to read this series in order to keep up with her life events.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

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    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Haven't read yet

    I ordered these books in order and I am on the second, not fourth issue.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    A good book. I have enjoyed all in the Theresa Maclean series.

    A good book. I have enjoyed all in the Theresa Maclean series.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Bad news

    Too contrived, too all over the place, too..........dumbed down

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Recommend

    I enjoyed all 284 pages. This book is better than Takeover as it drug on a bit; you were caught from the start. You are left hanging about Dennis, and what about Ray. GJRA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Sissy march 27,2013 Good!!

    Sissy

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Love it

    It is good

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Too Many Words

    Story was interesting but too much detail - don't think I'd try another Lisa Black novel. Not fond of her style.

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    Posted June 15, 2013

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