Accused (A. Scott Fenney Book 2)

Accused (A. Scott Fenney Book 2)

by Mark Gimenez

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The Color of Law (Book 1)
Accused (Book 2)
The Absence of Guilt (Book 3)

"Scott – it's Rebecca. I need you."

His wife left him for a younger man. He blames himself. He could not give her what she had needed, so another man had. Now, two years later, she needs what only he can give her: a defense to a murder charge.

In this sequel to The Color of Law, A. Scott Fenney must defend his ex-wife, Rebecca, who is accused of murdering the man she left him for. Trey Rawlins, a rising star on the pro golf tour, is found dead in his $4 million Galveston beach house with a butcher knife in his chest--and Rebecca's fingerprints are found on the murder weapon. The police refuse to investigate other suspects, so Scott must. The case takes Scott to Galveston, and the investigation takes him behind the scenes of the image-conscious, corporate-sponsored pro golf tour--into a world of million-dollar purses and endorsement deals, agents and caddies, groupies and WAGs. Scott digs deep into Trey Rawlins and discovers a lifestyle that cost him his life--and that now threatens Scott's.

Best-seller lists:

No. 7, South Africa
No. 8, London Sunday Times hardback
No. 11, Ireland
No. 14, UK paperback

Editorial reviews:

"Some critics are calling the Texas-based lawyer Mark Gimenez 'the next Grisham'--but I think that's far less than fair. This, his fifth novel and the second featuring attorney A. Scott Fenney, shows he's now better than the one-time master of the American courtroom drama. For my money, Grisham has grown stale over the past five years while Gimenez has gone from strength to strength. If you doubt me, sample this cracking thriller which sees Fenney defend his former wife against the allegation that she killed the man she left him for, millionaire golf professional Trey Rawlins. . . . This is one of the best legal thrillers since Scott Turow's Presumed Innocent in 1987 . . . Superb."
– Daily Mail (UK)

"Brilliant writing, masterful plot and all the thrill of the courtroom in one. Grisham, step aside."
– City AM (UK)

"Gimenez has set his bloody murder trial Accused against the background of a failed marriage, single-parenting issues and male infidelity. . . . This mix of family values, sex, sleaze and intrigue holds together in a gripping read with unexpected twists that ranks with anything Grisham has done in years."
– The Times (UK)

"Gimenez writes smart vernacular dialogue, hip and street-wise, with a nice line in social commentary, and his plotting leaves the over-rated John Grisham in his rear-vision mirror."
–The Australian

"Courtroom drama at its finest. . . . Great ending, too."
– Perth Now (Australia)

"A great read. . . . Gimenez is a thriller writer of quality."
– Oamuru Mail (New Zealand)

"You'll be handcuffed and imprisoned from the first page."
– (South Africa)

"If you enjoy suspense and a fast-paced courtroom drama, this one's for you."
– Foschini Club Magazine (South Africa)

"Accused is an engaging and character-led legal thriller. Gimenez's dialogue and prose are as fluid and natural as we've come to expect, and the pacing of the plot will keep pulling you along. When we're finally brought into the court-room, the author actually makes it gripping and tense, even though we've been following Scott and his team's investigation every step of the way. Accused, therefore, offers the reader everything they could want from a thriller, and is a very satisfying read."
– Civilian–Reader (UK)

"Gimenez's plots are driven by surprises and twists, while the stakes are much higher than what one can possibly imagine at the beginning of the book. What's more, the Texan lawyer, A Scott Fenney, grips our interest with his mind games, and we are compelled to turn one page after another to discover where the story is headed. Gimenez is in good form in Accused. He is equally good in the companion book, The Color of Law. Unputdownable for those who love the genre."
– The Times of India

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013353916
Publisher: Navarchus Press
Publication date: 10/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 8,751
File size: 604 KB

About the Author

Mark Gimenez grew up in Galveston County, Texas, and attended Texas State University and Notre Dame Law School. He practiced law and was a partner in a large Dallas firm. He is the author of nine novels—The Color of Law, The Abduction, The Perk, The Common Lawyer, Accused, The Governor's Wife, Con Law, The Case Against William, and The Absence of Guilt—as well as a children's novel, Parts & Labor: The Adventures of Max Dugan. His books have received critical acclaim around the world. They have been bestsellers in the UK, Ireland, Australia, India, and South Africa and have been translated into fifteen foreign languages. The Perk won a spot in Books to Die For: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels, edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke.

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Accused 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
suestacy More than 1 year ago
I have read John Grisham since his first book...this author is as exciting as Grisham. This was a very thrilling book and lead you on to the last page.
prwNC More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of Mark Giminez and was not disappointed with ACCUSED his books suck you in and you find yourself unable to put it down.
titansTX More than 1 year ago
Very exciting read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read that kept my attention. Learning about the Pro-Golf circuit. its champions and its chicanery was a bonus. Money talks and this story certainly proved exactly how -- with good guys and bad sports heroes and villains. There's a sly hint one-third of the reading into the book that pans out in a tongue-in-cheek twist. The cast of characters is most entertaining and diversified yet nicely developed so you feel you know them -- old/new friendships are key components. A great surprise is the satisfying ending that does not disappoint, as with so many "mysteries"...Recommend this novel & author and hope he continues along for many more such successes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a long time Grisham fan but Gimenez is my new favorite author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read four of Mr Gimenez books all of them are outstanding and intriguing hard to put down however the repeated use of hispanics, latinos, mexicans interchangeably to discribe the same population is frustrating. Their are very few individuals deported to Mexico who would discribe themselves as hispanics or latinos. Individuals deported to Mexico are Mexicans nothing else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far, I have loved all the books I've read by Mark Gimenez. This keeps you right on the edge of your seat. The ending of this book blew me away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this after reading Color of Law great follow-up book. Only problem is character development and the constant flash back to the Color of Law. A lot of repetition but otherewise interesting story.
ronnies4 More than 1 year ago
Great book! Will look for more by this author! Around 390 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well done. Excellent story. Believable characters. Don't miss this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A character who is honest, moral, and a devoted father! Can he actually be a great lawyer? This book hooked me from the start and I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will read thru the night!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like most of his other stories, this one is impossible to break Way from. Everything stops until you finish the story. Mark Gimenez writes awesome stories!
PHGA More than 1 year ago
Oh my goodness. This is one of the best books ever. You must also read The Color of Law which is the first book and then this one is the second based on same characters. I envy anyone getting to read these books for the first time!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Solid story and characters. Couldn't put it down. Loved the ending.
Anonymous 8 months ago
A good mystery that you can't put down.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Loved the characters...well, the ones I was meant to love. Pulled me along easily page after page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book, great read, had trouble putting it down. Characters believable, excellent storyline regarding the golf community. Looking forward to reading more of this author. John Grisham watch out, you have competition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At times, a bit predictable, but overall a great story that kept the pages turning.
kshore More than 1 year ago
WOW - what a great book! There are quite a number of comparisons to John Grisham but I find Mark Gimenez to be much better. The book has everything, drama, suspense, and bouts of humor. The characters are well fleshed out and the storyline is solid. It's a real page turner and I couldn't help but read it in one sitting. Can't wait to get his other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good a little predictable burn good reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Plain and simple. Kept me coming back for more, one more page, just to the end of this chapter. Different, love the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy to read. Well developed characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
enjoyed it very much