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78 out of 133 people found this review helpful.

Dealing with Harriet Klausne, then a review.

Every week on Free Friday, we all end up finding a "review" by the notorious Harriet Klausner which is really just a 3-4 Nook-page synopsis of the book. Solution: Go to the BN website, find her review and mark it "spam" and/or "unhelpful." Eventually, they will stop ...
Every week on Free Friday, we all end up finding a "review" by the notorious Harriet Klausner which is really just a 3-4 Nook-page synopsis of the book. Solution: Go to the BN website, find her review and mark it "spam" and/or "unhelpful." Eventually, they will stop showing on the website and MAYBE BN will start taking our issues with her seriously.

Harriet, if you happen to read this since I put your name in the subject, I am sorry that you are likely an old and lonely woman who wants attention. Go join a senior center or something. Your "book reviews" are nothing more than elementary school book reports and are not wanted.

Now, for the book: I am usually not a fan of the pseudo-political thriller but I think Phillip Margolin does a very good job of melding the murder investigation with just enough political intrigue to make it work. I think it is worth your time.

posted by PaulBadger on December 28, 2012

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30 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

Very good legal thriller with many twists and turns and lots of action and excitement.

I loved this book to the last page. This book has so many twists and turns that it makes it so intense up to the last page. The book is hard to follow at the beginning, in fact for the first 1/4 of the book. I love the way that Margolin sets up the ending and the var...
I loved this book to the last page. This book has so many twists and turns that it makes it so intense up to the last page. The book is hard to follow at the beginning, in fact for the first 1/4 of the book. I love the way that Margolin sets up the ending and the various turns that this novel takes. Margolin adds the right amount of action and suspense while giving the reader and the characters the right amount of information to keep them turning the page. There is a lot of profanity, so if that's not your thing don't read this book. The suspense made me keep turning the page (well, hitting the next page button on my nook ;)). The plot is well developed and will keep you guessing until the very end. You'll think you have it figured out in the middle, but I guarantee that you don't know who the killer is!

posted by nemesisgeneral on May 31, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

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    I quit reading it due to the foul language.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

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    Just ok for me, dog.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Well-written but not plausible.

    The plot was not realistic.

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    Highly recommended ****

    An exciting, well written story that will hold your inteest throuout. One of the best Margolin books.

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    I'll admit that after finishing this work I was scratching my he

    I'll admit that after finishing this work I was scratching my head. It wasn't the "mystery" element of the book the cause this condition -- instead, I was perplexed at how the author managed to make an interesting concept into a pretty boring mystery book.

    Now I won't brag that I'm a great intellect nor did I expect a tour de force novel. But I figured out "who-dunit" in the first quarter of the book so the only real remaining suspense was how the author was going to pad the book for the balance of the remaining pages.

    The starting premise is pretty good and I think the foundation of the story would have served for an interesting political novel rather than a mystery.  However the two main characters (and apparently the characters who are going to be featured in the ongoing series) are more cliches than real. I think two supporting characters -- the FBI agent and the Special Prosecutor -- would be far more interesting as primary protaganists and narrators of the story. Had it been a political drama told through their perspectives of investigating allegations of sexual impropriety and the process of uncovering the truth -- gee, it coulda been great. Ah, coulda, woulda, shoulda.

    A couple of additional comments:

    Another reviewer wrote that this is a good book for airport readers. Perhaps. However, I'd consider it akin to "piling on" to inflict this book on top of sitting in a cramped jet with minimal creature comforts. Perhaps fliers in 1st class might feel differently.

    Finally, I would have felt cheated had I paid $10 or so for this book. Fortunately, B&N featured this on a recent "Free Fridays" for their Nook owners and it was worth what I paid.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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