Eyes of a Child (Christopher Paget Series #3)

Eyes of a Child (Christopher Paget Series #3)

by Richard North Patterson
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Eyes of a Child (Christopher Paget Series #3) by Richard North Patterson

A man has been found dead, a gun still wedged in his mouth. It looks like Ricardo Arias killed himself…but the physical evidence tells a different story. The police investigation turns up all sorts of troubling data—a bitter estrangement between Ricardo and his wife, Terri; an ugly custody battle over their six-year-old daughter, Elena; charges of child molestation. And before long there's a murder suspect: San Francisco defense attorney and political hopeful Christopher Paget.

But where's the motive? It could be that Paget is Terri's new lover. Or that Paget's own teenage son is the one who's accused of abusing Elena. But a series of long-hidden secrets—on both sides of the case—are slowly rising to the surface…and threaten to explode in the courtroom, where the final verdict will be delivered. Where the truth about what really happened to Ricardo Arias will either be revealed—or buried for good...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312381622
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 11/02/2010
Series: Christopher Paget Series , #3
Pages: 752
Sales rank: 639,553
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

RICHARD NORTH PATTERSON is the author of The Spire, Degree of Guilt, Eclipse, The Race, Exile, and more than a dozen other bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. Formerly a trial lawyer, he was the SEC liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor and has served on the boards of several Washington advocacy groups. He lives on Martha's Vineyard and in San Francisco and Cabo San Lucas with his wife, Dr. Nancy Clair.

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Eyes of a Child 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read from RNP. This book is for you, if you like court room drama with a lot of suspense. I can't wait to read more.
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MZBIT2U More than 1 year ago
Definitely a page turner. Another hit by Patterson.
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marydMD More than 1 year ago
This story by North Patterson is by far one of my favorites. A little politics and much courtroom drama. Made me actully hate the character, Ricardo. Wish he would still write.
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Having read the first two books in RNP's Chistopher Paget series (Lasko Tangent and Degree of Guilt) I decided to finish the series by reading its conclusion, Eyes of a Child. I was impressed by Lasko because the author threw in a couple of twists that kept me reading, his characters were somewhat believable and they had witty dialogue to boot. Degree of Guilt had a better storyline, but the dialogue had slipped: suddenly characters were pondering on and on about their feelings (for pages and pages!), an example of the author telling you the story instead of showing it to you. Eyes of a Child is worse all around -- the plot is not as strong as Degree of Guilt (I guessed all the major plot twists in advance, some as early as the first 25 pages!) and the characters drone on and on and on about their feelings like a cheap Harlequin romance novel. If I had friends that talked like this I would have to ditch them before I became the suspect in a murder case. The courtroom scenes are actually the best part of the case, so ignore what the previous reader says about reading only the first and last part of the book -- in fact, it's just the opposite: you should skim those parts and focus on meat of the story which is the investigation and subsequent courtroom drama. I don't have the stomach for this so I'm going to give RNP one more chance before I leave him behind. Of course, if you're used to reading Grisham, then RNP will probably read like Tolstoy in comparison.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Save yourself some time. Read the first 100 pages and the last 50 pages. The amount of detail is overwhelming and just plain boring. If you can't guess the ending then you're just nothing thinking ahead. I really wanted to like this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. Lots of drama, suspense, and romance...what more could you ask for?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was outstanding. It had a lot of suspense to it. Not knowing what would be the out come. I really enjoyed this book. I hope to read more books by Richard North Patterson, he is an awesome writer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Again, I could not put this book down. Patterson has a way of putting the reader in the midst of the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Love the book. I hadn't heard of this author and just chanced across it in the library. I will follow up this one by taking a stab at his other works. Riveting, a first class novel.