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Murder One (David Sloane Series #4)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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Murder One is an excellent and dramatic courtroom novel. There is no reason to say more as I wouldn't want to give away anything that might surprise you if you read the novel, but I will say that I did not get a free copy of the book, nor an advance copy, and have no in...
Murder One is an excellent and dramatic courtroom novel. There is no reason to say more as I wouldn't want to give away anything that might surprise you if you read the novel, but I will say that I did not get a free copy of the book, nor an advance copy, and have no interest in Nook pricing! And I've never met Robert Dugoni.

posted by KenCady on September 2, 2011

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Disappointing!

Dugoni is one of my up and coming favorites, but I found the plot of this addition to the David Sloane series to be too reminiscent of Michael Connelley's "The Lincoln Lawyer." Essentially, a lawyer who usually carefully maintains a healthy skepticism about the guilt o...
Dugoni is one of my up and coming favorites, but I found the plot of this addition to the David Sloane series to be too reminiscent of Michael Connelley's "The Lincoln Lawyer." Essentially, a lawyer who usually carefully maintains a healthy skepticism about the guilt or innocence of a client finds his guard is down regarding a current female client on trial for murder. Fortunately, suspects are in abundance and ultimately justice of one kind or another prevails. The Sloane character is appealing and dynamic, in spite of his sensitivity and an anguished conscience, hindrances that Connelley's roguish and appealing bad boy Mickey Haller manages to short circuit. The plot in both instances keeps the reader guessing, but Connelly's mastery of wit, pacing, and characterization leaves Dugoni's Sloane always a few beats behind. If you read only one, go with Connelley.

posted by blueberryNY on June 25, 2011

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  • Posted March 26, 2011

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    Dugoni is in top storytelling form

    Robert Dugoni's latest David Sloane legal thriller is actually more of a mystery than a thriller. But that isn't a bad thing. The author is in top storytelling form, weaving a complex plot that has the reader turning pages and trying to guess whodunit right up to the very end. In previous novels, Sloane has gone up against government and corporate conspiracies with long arms and deep pockets that threaten his life and the lives of the people he cares about. There seem to be dangers at every turn. Now, year after his wife was murdered by someone involved in one of those cases, he goes back to work and tries to get back to living. Before he knows it, he's romantically involved with Barclay Reid, another lawyer and former adversary, she's accused of murdering the drug kingpin she blames for the tragic overdose of her daughter, and he's put in the position of defending a criminal case, something he's never done. As the investigation unfolds, all of the evidence indicates that Barclay is guilty. Sloane and his private investigator friend Charles Jenkins struggle to make the all the pieces fit and find the real killer. At least this time his adversaries are straight-shooting cops and the legal system and some uncooperative witnesses. Sloane's heart and integrity are on the line, even if his life isn't. Murder One is a fine addition to the David Sloane series. Robert Dugoni has filled it with colorful characters and local details that add life and depth to what might otherwise have been a dry police procedural. Highly recommended.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Excellent!

    I have not read any of the others in the series but will now....very good read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    Murder

    First time reading this author. I will look for his books now.

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  • Posted June 23, 2012

    Great read

    I am looking forward to reading more of Drugoni's books. Kept me interested from beginning to end,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    Good read!

    Kept me interested even though court room dramas are not my favorite genre. I liked the main character and wanted him to end up "okay." I would read other books by this author

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  • Posted June 7, 2012

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    Highly Recommend this book for nail biting, clear til the end

    The answer was near the beginning, but you don't realize that, til the end.

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