Just Revenge

Just Revenge

by Alan M. Dershowitz
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Just Revenge by Alan M. Dershowitz

One of the foremost courtroom lawyers of his generation. Alan M. Dershowitz takes controversial stands based on the principle of equal justice for all. Along the way, he has authored the #1 New York Times bestseller Chutzpah; the bestselling account of the Claus von Bulow case Reversal of Fortune; and the bestselling courtroom drama The Advocate's Devil. Now Dershowitz has written a novel that is at once personal, passionate, and towering: an explosive legal thriller that pits Dershowitz's literary alter ego, attorney Abe Ringel, against the worst crime of the twentieth century -- the Holocaust.

What if you witnessed the most abominable deeds that human beings can inflict upon each other? What if you came face-to-face with the very man who had slaughtered your family before your eyes? That is the question confronted by a celebrated professor named Max Menuchen. Max has found the man who had killed his entire family in cold blood more than a half century before. Max, who has never before broken a law, cannot turn down his chance for revenge.

In 1943 Marcellus Prandus was a Lithuanian militia captain who carried out the blood-thirsty orders of his Nazi commanders during World War II. Today he is an old man living outside Boston. For Max, who has discovered Prandus's identity by chance, killing him is not enough, because Prandus is already dying of cancer. How can Max make Prandus suffer exactly as Max himself did? Can Max bring himself to assassinate Prandus's children and grandchildren and make the old man watch his family die, as Max himself was forced to do?

By the time defense attorney Abe Ringel enters the case, Max has carried out an astounding act of revenge, and America'sgreat Holocaust trial has begun: an explosive legal and moral struggle to find the light of justice within the darkness of human evil. With Max facing almost certain conviction, Ringel desperately tries to prove his actions we

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759523302
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2000
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 736,477
File size: 711 KB

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Just Revenge 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
shr More than 1 year ago
I thought this was thought provoking and a compelling story.it may have been a bit slow at start but a good read for sure
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Elsie_Brooks More than 1 year ago
Just Revenge has great potential as a Book Club selection as the events of the novel offer much fodder for conversation. Dershowitz's casual writing style allows the reader to choose whether to debate the weighty topics of how the US should handle allegations of Holocaust crimes, the US legal system, and antisemitism, or to simply enjoy the book a novel. Just Revenge is that rare work of fiction that can either be a beach read or the starting point for a philosophical debate. The plot is artfully constructed in the early chapters; however, in what appears to be haste to close the novel and to find resolution, the concluding chapters feel contrived. Nonetheless, I thoroughly enjoyed the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
oh MAN I LOVED THIS BOOK I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO READ.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was intrigued by others to pick up the book. The storyline is a very compelling one, but it definitely fell short of my expectations or even its' own possibilities. The dialogue was not at all realistic and for me it was very, very forced. (as if to pause and and say 'insert tear here) The plot and the plot twist were all too contrived and not at all believable or fluid. I absolutely do not recommend this book to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I've never appreciated Alan M. Dershowitz for his lack of understanding of the law. I admire his ability to write a sensational story such as this. With riveting scenes and situations Alan M. Dershowtiz leads readers to see the horrible effects after the Holocust.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every once in a while I read a book and I just know that it is a story which I will carry with me always. This is one such book. It brought to life the horrific atrocities that happened to Jews--atrocities that until now I had only heard of through flat history books which do not do much to make the victims of the holocaust very real. Just Revenge makes the holocaust victims and survivors all too real and has touched me a lot more than I had anticipated. That being said,however, the book critic in me comes out and I really must say that the actual writing (not content) of the book was not very good. Am I the only one who was offended when Max was telling the extremely emotional story of his friend who committed suicide in Germany after the holocaust, and Emma's first question was 'What did he look like?' I would think (or at least hope)that this dialog is unrealistic and unfortunately it happens a lot in this book. Aside from this, the book was wonderful and I'd recommend it to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased it on e-book because of the 5 stars given by others. I would have expected a tightly written novel with a lot of depth into the Holocaust. The beginning promised a great book but then it fell flat for simple, unrealistic turns and a 'surprise' which appeared in court. In the end I was only bored.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a unbelievable book. It gives the Holocaust a human face and story. This is a book that will stick in your mind and make you question your own beliefs about revenge. Even if you don't like legal storys this is a book you should read. You will be happy you did.