Legally Dead: A Novel

Legally Dead: A Novel

by Edna Buchanan
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Legally Dead 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If this were the first of her novels that I read, it woould have been the last. OVERALL VERY CONTRIVED PLOT AND UNREMARKABLE CHSRACTERS? DISSAPOINTING?
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Michael Venturi, former U.S. Marshal, leaves the service after one of the monsters they¿re protecting brutally rapes and kills eight years old girl, puts his experience to use by helping good people start over with new identities. He is successful for a while but his plan seems to foil when he accidentally lets a bad guy into his program. After a while Venturi is being hunted by the police, prosecutors, The U. S. Marshal Service, and, of course bad guys. The cat and mouse chase is interesting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't care for this novel as much as the author's previous books. The story seemed rather rushed and not well planned, or thought out, as though Ms. Buchanan was on deadline with her publisher, and thus whipped something out. I did, however, like the main character, however not his partner, as you'll see once you get mid-way through the book.
harstan More than 1 year ago
U.S. Marshal Michael Venturi oversees aspects of the Federal Witness Protection Program. He knows some of his patrons are monsters, but evidence surfaces that one of his clients, mobster Gino Salvi is sexually attacking young girls before he kills them in Flemington, New Hampshire.-------------- When Salvi participates in an armored car robbery, Venturi is fired for not watching the gangster closer. Venturi, accompanied by an old dog, head to Florida to open up an agency that stages phony deaths and new identities. Business is booming as many people seek a LEGALLY DEAD solution to their woes.-------------- While Britt Montero takes a well deserved breather, Edna Buchanan provides a delightful opening act of what looks like will be a wonderful unique series. The clients are a variety of folks with differing motives to employ Michael¿s services they make the tale and his profession seem genuine as not all of them have dire straits to escape from. Venturi proves capable of holding the exciting refreshing story line together. Readers will relish how the clever lead protagonist turns the trick of changing his customers from the living to the LEGALLY DEAD in a fun suspense filled thriller.----- Harriet Klausner