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Sleight of Hand: A Novel of Suspense
     

Sleight of Hand: A Novel of Suspense

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by Phillip Margolin
 

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Tenacious investigator Dana Cutler must take down a charismatic and diabolical lawyer before he can pull off the perfect crime in this powerhouse thriller from New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin.

Charles Benedict—magnetic criminal defense lawyer, amateur illusionist, and professional hit man—and private investigator Dana Cutler

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Sleight of Hand: A Novel of Suspense 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's fun to read a story in which the villain is known. The author then must weave in the details in a way that keeps the reader involved. Phillip Margolin does this. One thing that impressed me: In his acknowledgments, Margolin recognizes his copy editor by name. It's easy to see why. This is one of those rare books in which I found no glaring grammar or spelling errors. Kudos to Margolin and to his editors.
Joey44 More than 1 year ago
I love Phillip Margolin’s books and can’t resist his Dana Cutler stories. This book starts out with what seems to be two separate, unrelated stories. Although both were interesting, I kept wondering how they would come together. One story involves Dana Cutler who is a private investigator hired to track down a stolen relic that turns out to be a dead end. When she returns to Virginia, Dana becomes involved in the second story that involves the murder of Carrie Blair just days before she would receive millions of dollars from her husband Horace according to the terms of their prenuptual agreement and he is charged with her murder. In a series of twists and turns, Margolin pulls the two seemingly unrelated incidences together. The two cases turn out to have a common thread and Dana is pitted against Horace Blair's defense attorney Charles Benedict. Dana uncovers evidence that Horace may have been framed for the murder, but Benedict blocks her attempts to get the answers she needs. This story gets really suspenseful when Dana becomes a target of the real killer as she hunts for the truth. Margolin creates a masterful book and captivates readers from the first page. This novel was very well written and the storyline was intricately put together. The character development in this story is quite in depth. You get to know a great deal about the main characters, their lives, and their histories. Sleight of Hand is very well set up. It progresses in a logical fashion from beginning to end while keeping the reader completely captivated with the many different twists found in the story. As usual, I was impressed with Margolin’s ability to take multiple storylines and complex characters and bring them together in a way that held my attention.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down.Rate five stars
quimbey More than 1 year ago
I'd never read this author before Sleight of Hand. I loved this book and read it all in one day. The story thread just pulled me right through with interesting characters and twists and turns and a great ending. Charles is the perfect criminal. He is a genius, a magician, a killer and a lawyer. What a combination!!! I'll get more books by this author.
spm3sons More than 1 year ago
I thought "Phillip Margolin IS BACK"!! I loved it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Right up there wirh Margolin's top ones. If your a fan you won't be disappointed.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most of Margolin's books are the best! Always keeps me on my toes and guessing, the suspense drives me crazy. This particular one was not one of my favorites, sorry to say, but still an exciting and good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another Dana Cutler novel. I love this author's works. The book is worth your time. 
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Suspenful and complicated plot fun read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little all over the place in the beginning, but keeps your attention and great ending
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You already who killed Carrie and the best part was how the policeand the detective came togather. Loved it. The bad part was it was only 252 pages.
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The_occasional_blonde More than 1 year ago
Fun read
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For me its a little slow to start.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not an especially great read. I certainly have read many more exciting crime stories but this definitely was not one of them.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I quit reading this when the multi millionaire (or billionaire) called an attorney who had admitted to having an affair with his wife. Said attorney is a professional hit man who panics and shoots said wife, then proceeds to blame millionaire husband. I would think the husband, being a millionaire, would have an army of legal counsel on retainer. But to choose the man who admits to cheating with your wife? I'm sure I would have many more complaints, but that was as far as I got in the book. I won't even mention when Benedict switched evidence in the courtroom. Please! people are paying good money to read a good book. This book is totally unbelievable. If you must read it, get it from the library.