Eye for an Eye

Eye for an Eye

by Erika Holzer


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ISBN-13: 9780595192601
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/28/2001
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Lawyer-turned-novelist Erika Holzer has a B.S. degree from Cornell University's New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations and a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law. After specializing in labor law with the Manhattan firm Battle, Fowler, Stokes & Kheel, as well as teaching labor law at Fairleigh Dickinson University, she practiced constitutional and appellate law with her husband, Henry Mark Holzer. Author’s Blog: www.erikaholzer.blogspot.com

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Nelson DeMille

Lawyer-turned-novelist Erika Holzer’s Eye for an Eye is a disturbing look at street gangs, urban violence, the criminal justice system a story of vigilantism growing out of the ongoing American obsession with law and order. Impassioned characters, sharp terse writing a sort of American Clockwork Orange. Highly recommended.

Priscilla L. Buckley

Priscilla L. Buckley, National Review
The opening of Eye for an Eye rivals in graphic horror...Hitchcock's Psycho...Mrs. Holzer, a lawyer and a experienced journalist, hurtles at breakneck pace from one scene of cunning violence to another as she explores the ethics of frontier justice transposed to the urban battleground...A page-turner with a well crafted, ingenious plot...and an O Henry twist.

Robert Cheeks

Robert Cheeks, Intellectual Conservative
Nowhere is the failure of bureaucratic law better explained than in the plot and theme of Eye for an Eye.

Ed McBain

—(Ed McBain, author of Downtown and The Kiss)

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Eye for an Eye 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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_Eye for an Eye_ by Erika Holzer has a fast-paced plot, rich characterizations, frequent dialogue, crisp and concise wording, and a credible and moving narration about injustice leading to vigilantism and then anarchy -- well worth reading (for Rand fans or not). When, ten years ago, I saw the movie of the same name (starring Sally Field and Keifer Sutherland), I didn't know it was based on the novel, and it was only recently that I first read it. Then, after viewing the movie again, I found that, while I liked the well-produced movie, I enjoyed the novel's more complex plot, wider scope, and its philosophical framework. The chapter titles (each beginning with 'C', the first chapter being 'Catalyst'), are revelations of the tight organization of the story and of the theme and purpose. Some phrasing that especially attracted me include: 'fearball', 'passives and actives', and 'horror file'. Seeking the same pleasure, I'm going to read Erika Holzer's other novel, _Double Crossing_, too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had me on the edge of my seat, definetly a page turner. I felt grief and sorrow foor the mother and i wanted justice too. Has a great ending definetly worth reading.