The Perk [NOOK Book]

The Perk

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Overview

A grieving widower gets caught up in the politics of his Texas hometown when he returns to make peace with his father.

THE PERK was selected for BOOKS TO DIE FOR: THE WORLD'S GREATEST MYSTERY WRITERS ON THE WORLD'S GREATEST MYSTERY NOVELS, edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke.

Best-seller lists:

No. 6, Ireland
No. 11, Australia
No. 17, UK

Editorial Reviews:

"Remember when John Grisham exploded on to the courtroom drama market with novels of breathtaking brilliance? Lightning just struck twice."
- The Daily Record (Scotland)

"Gimenez returns to the complex legal thrillers where he seems to be at his best. The Perk has mystery, humour and history along with well-drawn characters that the reader will actually care about. As is often the case in legal thrillers, there is a mix of those characters that take the moral high ground and those who seem just out for their own good. Unusually, there are also a few comic and slightly caricatured figures here as well—but they all fit well together in the plot. Together with great characters and a strong plot there is also lots of interesting historical information. The ending may not be what is expected but it is all the better for it and proves to be a good finish to an excellent book. As ever, Gimenez is highly recommended, impossible to put down and definitely not to be missed."
- CrimeSquad.com (UK)

"Just as well I started The Perk on the weekend, as I couldn't put down this book. . . . This one's a cracker—neatly woven subplots, a taut thriller and a wonderfully current statement on American popular culture. And yes, Gimenez may possibly be the next Grisham."
- Kerre's Book Reviews (UK)

“Gimenez fills the John Grisham hole in the legal-thriller genre so well there may be no room left for Grisham.”
– The Sunday Times (Perth)

"Gimenez's novels are gripping, intense thrillers. Guaranteed to keep you up well into the night, The Perk is an exceptionally well crafted novel, populated by a cast of characters that are realistically-drawn and appealing. As always, thought-provoking, intelligent, and addictive. Highly recommended."
- Civilian-Reader (UK)

Top Ten of 2008—"We read lots of thrillers and they can tend to merge into one another. The Perk stood out by a mile as an excellent example of the genre and a stunning, well told tale in its own right. Gimenez' stature continues to grow."
- CrimeSquad.com (UK)
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013354166
  • Publisher: Navarchus Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 3,015
  • File size: 557 KB

Meet the Author

Mark Gimenez grew up in Galveston County, Texas, earned his law degree at Notre Dame, and was a partner in a major Dallas law firm. He now practices solo and writes. He lives in Texas.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2014

    I thought it was written by John Grisham

    "The Perk" was billed as a John Grisham like novel. I read the reviews and several were not complimentary. I took a chance and bought the book. Yes, it started out slow, but by the time I had finished, I thought the writer was indeed just like Grisham. This is a great book and I highly recommend it to all Grisham fans.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2014

    That's it!

    This is one of those "can't put down" books. A fascinating story, superbly told. One of the best I have read so far this year. All for 99 cents. I would love to see more of Mr. Gimenez.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    First Review of this Book?

    Either I'm the only one who read it or others were equally not blown away by it. Not horrible, but not all that good either. It took me so long to finish it I can no longer say with certainty when it stated to go wrong for me. It had potential, but just didn't get there.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2014

    Great read highly recommend

    My first time reading Mark Gimenez and I loved it, it felt like I could see the characters. I'm a new fan and am currently reading another one of his books!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2013

    Great book!!........Do not belive anonymous... he/she is not cre

    Great book!!........Do not belive anonymous... he/she is not credible if they think this book or any other by Mark Gemenez is a two star book. Shame on you!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2015

    Exciting, interesting and fun read.

    I couldn't stop reading this book, finished it in 2 days. What a good writer he is. I hope to read some more of his books. So far, read "The Accused ", which I loved and "The Perk".

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2015

    Couldn't but it down.

    Enjoyed the story and couldn't put it down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2015

    Great story.....

    Great story.....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2015

    I love Mark Gimenez' books.

    Fast moving, intrigue, just enough of a love story in it. I hate reading porn in normal books!!! If I wanted porn which I don't I'd read those books. I don't want to get in bed or have sex with the people in the story. Thats why I like Clive Cussler. Mark is good like Clive. Different genre'.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2015

    The worst read.

    Whatever you do,do not waste your time on this trash. The message in this so called book is Anglos hate Mexicans. The author drones on and on about how the folks from Fredrickberg Texas are very mistrustful of illegal brown skin people. No suspense what's so ever. It was an insult to compare this so called author to a real author like John Grisham.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2015

    Excellent

    Move over John Grishom, this book had me hooked from the beginning. Excellent read----city lawyer returns to his childhood home after being gone for 25 years and ends up a judge who intends to dispense the law as it should be and not alliw the old timers to run the show.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2014

    Great read!

    Interesting read. Didn't see it ending the way it did. Will check out some of his other books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    Mr. Gimenez has been added to my list of favorite authors. "The Perk" was my first book by this author, but certainly not the last.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

    Based on Fredericksburg,TX

    Based on Texas small town

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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