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Defensive Wounds (Theresa MacLean Series #4)
     

Defensive Wounds (Theresa MacLean Series #4)

3.8 38
by Lisa Black, Kirsten Potter (Narrated by)
 

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When her daughter Rachael, working a summer job at the Ritz-Carlton, calls Cleveland forensic scientist Theresa MacLean to say a murder has just occurred at the hotel, Theresa knows she's stepping into a forensic mess. A local criminal defense attorney has been bound and beaten to death. The victim was attending a convention for criminal defense attorneys, which

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When her daughter Rachael, working a summer job at the Ritz-Carlton, calls Cleveland forensic scientist Theresa MacLean to say a murder has just occurred at the hotel, Theresa knows she's stepping into a forensic mess. A local criminal defense attorney has been bound and beaten to death. The victim was attending a convention for criminal defense attorneys, which means the list of suspects could stretch a mile long. Two more bodies are found in quick succession, each killed in a similar manner, and the authorities know they have a serial killer on their hands. As Theresa searches for the threads that tie the cases together, she begins to fear that both she and her daughter are closer to danger than either of them realize.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Lisa Black writes with authority...[Narrator Kristen] Potter's reading is smooth and hypnotic, making it hard to stop listening." - AudioFile Magazine
"There are many forensic experts. There are many writers. Rarely, however, do the two meld as seamlessly and synergistically as Lisa Black." - Sacramento Book Review
"She is, quite simply, one of the best storytellers around." - Tess Gerritsen

Library Journal - AUDIO
This fourth novel featuring forensic investigator Theresa MacLean starts out with the death of a defense attorney. While the police shed few tears for the aggressive and determined lawyer, the investigative team put their feelings aside to work through several hundred possible suspects as the murder occurred in a hotel hosting a defense-attorney convention. When a second and then a third lawyer who attended the same gathering are found dead, the investigation becomes more difficult as the connection among the three must be the motive. MacLean's daughter, who works at the hotel, might be in danger because of her newfound friend with a sealed juvenile record. Narrator Kristen Potter does a masterly job of blending the young/old, female/male characters in a performance that is smooth and well integrated to the story. For mystery and C.S.I. fans.— J. Sara Paulk, Wythe-Grayson Regional Lib., Independence, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611203837
Publisher:
Dreamscape Media
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Series:
Theresa MacLean Series , #4
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Lisa Black spent the happiest five years of her life in a morgue. After ten years as a secretary, she got a degree in biology in order to work as a forensic scientist at the Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office. Now she is a forensic specialist for the city of Cape Coral, Florida, police department, working mostly with fingerprints and crime scenes. She has lectured at writer's conventions and appeared on news programs.

READER BIO

Kirsten Potter, a graduate of Boston University's School for the Arts, has performed on stage, film, and television. An award-winning audiobook narrator, Kirsten has won AudioFile Earphones Awards for The Snowball and her performance as Barbara in Major Barbara. Her other titles include Madapple, a Booklist Editors' Choice for Best Audiobook 2008. Kirsten has received recognition from the American Academy of Achievement and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and numerous regional awards.

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Defensive Wounds 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
DAinNY1 More than 1 year ago
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.
harstan More than 1 year ago
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
EdithEB More than 1 year ago
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
charkieCW More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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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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rather_read_than_eat More than 1 year ago
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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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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I ordered these books in order and I am on the second, not fourth issue.
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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