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Ginger Snaps: A Jack Patterson Thriller
     

Ginger Snaps: A Jack Patterson Thriller

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by Webb Hubbell
 

Jack is back! Attorney Jack Patterson returns to Little Rock, Arkansas after an old acquaintance, Dr. Douglas Stewart, is arrested for marijuana cultivation, possession, and distribution. Jack is no expert on drug cases, but meets with Stewart to fulfill a promise to his late wife, Angie, who was close to Stewart.

Expecting to wrap up his involvement in an hour

Overview

Jack is back! Attorney Jack Patterson returns to Little Rock, Arkansas after an old acquaintance, Dr. Douglas Stewart, is arrested for marijuana cultivation, possession, and distribution. Jack is no expert on drug cases, but meets with Stewart to fulfill a promise to his late wife, Angie, who was close to Stewart.

Expecting to wrap up his involvement in an hour and enjoy the rest of the weekend golfing, Jack hears from Stewart that his arrest isn’t about the marijuana. Teaming up with his bodyguard, Clovis, and defense attorney Micki Lawrence, Jack begins to investigate why this highly-respected scientist was growing marijuana. He learns that Stewart had alerted the government about the existence of his marijuana garden years ago.

Why the arrest now? Why are the Feds claiming terrorist involvement? Stewart’s wife, Liz, claims it has to be about her ginger snaps which are laced with marijuana to help ease the pain of cancer patients. As Jack delves deeper into the case, he discovers that both Stewarts and the federal government are hiding secrets, secrets that connect to a past Jack and all involved would rather forget.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
10/05/2015
Fans of Grisham-like legal thrillers featuring wide-ranging evil conspiracies may be entertained by Hubbell's second novel featuring antitrust lawyer Jack Patterson (after 2014's When Men Betray). Based in Washington, D.C., Jack returns to his hometown of Little Rock, Ark., after Dr. Doug Stewart, a friend of his late wife and a prominent chemist, is arrested by the feds. Doug was growing marijuana in his backyard, but that crime alone doesn't account for the authorities' dubbing him a national security threat and denying access to counsel. The case becomes even more baffling after the attorney learns that Doug alerted the government to what he was growing and that he was doing so for research. Jack, who must contend with U.S. Attorney Wilbur "Dub" Blanchard, his legal adversary from the prior book, in the courtroom, finds that his involvement in the case places his life—and his colleagues' lives—in jeopardy. Cartoonish villains, thin characterizations, and an implausible denouement are drawbacks. (May)
Library Journal
05/15/2015
Attorney Jack Patterson (first introduced in When Men Betray) has returned to Little Rock, AR. He's teaming up again with defense attorney Micki Lawrence, this time to defend Dr. Douglas Stewart, a distinguished chemistry professor who openly admits to cultivating marijuana on his property for research purposes. The big problem for Jack and Micki is that local prosecutor Dub Blanchard and a posse of federal agents seem to have more interest in the case than the situation warrants. Not only that, but they have also arranged to keep Dr. Stewart from meeting with his lawyers, thereby thwarting their efforts to mount his defense. Not only is author Hubbell—who was once mayor of Little Rock and chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court—no stranger to the Arkansas legal system but his own sensationalized involvement in the Whitewater scandal gives him a distinct view on the defendant's perspective. VERDICT For a solid introduction to the series' regular characters, prospective readers should be steered back to the preceding volume; for further insight into Hubbell's legal tribulations, recommend his memoir Friends in High Places. Legal fiction fans should get to know Jack Patterson, he'll be back.—Nancy McNicol, Hamden P.L., CT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780825307775
Publisher:
Beaufort Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/21/2015
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
890,165
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Webb Hubbell, author of When Men Betray and Ginger Snaps, is a nationally recognized author, lecturer, and speaker on government, business and leadership. He has held executive level positions in government and industry including: U.S. Associate Attorney General, Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, Mayor of Little Rock Arkansas, Managing Partner of the second largest law firm in Arkansas, and Executive and Chief Counsel for a large Washington based Commercial Insurance Company.

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Ginger Snaps: A Jack Patterson Thriller 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jack is back and John Grisham move over. Ginger Snaps is a fast paced legal thriller with so many twists and turns you want know until the very end how it turns out. When Men Betray is rapidly becoming a classic, Ginger Snaps mat  be even better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just started AND finished Ginger Snaps - not because it was a thin book, but because it is fabulous! Webb Hubbell honestly get better with every book. I loved all the working parts of seeing the dysfunctional justice system and then seeing them held accountable. So wish it were true here. We've got quite a mess. I found the medical use of marijuana intriguing. I've read studies that seem to indicate this very utilization may be on the horizon. The book is set in the South where the politics are muddled but oh-so-much fun. Best evah!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read - entertains and thought provoking at the same time. Multiple plot lines that kept me on the edge of my seat. Don't start this one unless you have time to finish quickly!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read!  No spoilers here-- this is a fast-paced legal thriller with a disturbing plot and quirky, but believable characters.  Hubbell has drawn on his experiences in the courtroom as well as in politics to address issues he clearly cares about, such as sex trafficking and the influence of money in our society. Couldn't put the book down and it left me thinking.  Hope he keeps weiting!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put this down! I didn't think Hubbell could beat When Men Betray, but Ginger Snaps was amazing! On his way to topping the list of legal thriller writers, Hubbell's character development is thorough and story is compelling. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Webb Hubbell is the master of the courtroom drama. Seriously, he is better than Grisham. I loved his first novel When Men Betray, however Ginger Snaps is a compelling story that you will not be able to put down!