Remains Silent

Remains Silent

by Michael M. Baden, Linda Kenney
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Overview

Remains Silent by Michael M. Baden, Linda Kenney

When a body is found beneath a construction site near the Catskill Mountains, New York City deputy chief medical examiner Jake Rosen is called to the scene, where he meets his match: Philomena “Manny” Manfreda, a beautiful crusading attorney. Together they stumble upon a decades-old mystery involving a long-shuttered mental institution, shocking medical experiments, and a troubled love affair.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400095612
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/26/2006
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,251,473
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.89(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Michael Baden, M.D., is one of America’s leading forensic experts.  He has overseen cases ranging from the death of John Belushi to the examination of the remains of Tsar Nicholas II and has served as an expert witness in countless criminal cases, including the trials of Claus von Bulow and O. J. Simpson. He has been a consulting forensic pathologist to the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the FBI, and the Russian government, as well as a visiting professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Albany Medical College.

Linda Kenney Baden has won dozens of civil rights lawsuits and has appeared as a guest legal commentator on Court TV, CNN, and MSNBC.

They live in New York City with their dog, Mycroft. For more information, visit www.remainssilent.com.

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Remains Silent 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. I like books that leave you with a cliff-hanger at the end of the chapter and you just have to read a little more to find out whats going to happen.This book did that frequently. It was worth the time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Remains Silent is such light reading that the book should float into the air unless you keep a firm grip on it. Stilted, unrealistic dialogue between the protagonists is slightly embarrassing and clumsy at times. No, the thought of a defense attorney assisting in an autopsy and straddling a 60-something-year-old female corpse to assist the pathologist she's just realized she has a crush on isn't thrilling -- it's unbelievable, unrealistic and awkward. The two authors might be brilliant in their professions, but they should stick to what they know best -- and it isn't writing a good thriller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put this one down. Have read all of Dr Baden's non-fiction books . Loved this one! Can't wait to read the next one!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I listened to this book on tape. It was extremely entertaining. I wish they had written more than just this one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr Baden may be a brilliant doctor, but he is a poor writer. I had very high hopes for this book as I am a fan of Autopsy on HBO, but I was very disappointed. For being a forensic pathologist and a lawyer, I thought they would have been better with the details. If a passenger car window is broken out, the passenger can not fall asleep against the window on the drive home. There were little problems like that throughout the story that is distracting. I was not expecting the ending, but that was because it made no sense and seemed very forced. Dr Baden, I promise to forget this mistake of a story if you promise not to write anymore.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Philomena 'Manny' Manfreda and Dr. Jake Rosen in Remains Silent are the couple that would make any dinner party buzz. Great dialogue between the protagonists. A real forensic pathologist knows that a visiting attorney could easily be deputized into action in assisting on an autopsy. This book is thrilling, believable, and realistic. Hopefully we will hear more from these two authors.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once you start you don't want to stop.The unique blending of Jake and Philomena make for an entertaining read. It's nice to read a book where the characters are believable and bright. This duo should be around for a long time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw them on 'The View' today and it prompted me to write about this book. Michael Baden and Linda Kenney take their expertise in the real world and turn it into a page turner of a novel that will keep you up at night until you finish. They keep you guessing throughout the book, even to the point where you try to figure out if they will finally be more than friends! This book should make for more than a great novel ¿ someone should pick it up for a show! Please, can¿t wait for book two!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really expected more, but this was a CHEESY book. It took all of the cliche crime novels and forensics and put them in one book
Guest More than 1 year ago
The novel reads like a creating writing exercise: implausible as it is amateurish. When Spenser and Susan banter, it's clever and funny. When the book's two main characters do it, it is painfully unfunny and sounds like the dialogue was written by an elementary student. I much prefer Baden's nonfiction work, and his wife should find another hobby. Writing is definitely not for her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first saw Michael Baden on Court TV's 'Catherine Crier Live' discussing her book 'A Deadly Game' on the Scott Peterson case. Baden is definately the real deal. He's the former Chief Medical Inspector for the City of New York. He's a great story teller as well. An enthusiastic two thumbs up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Its no small feat to take complex forensic science and turn it into a story so compelling you will be late for work because you stayed up all night reading it. But that is exactly what the authors accomplished in this fast paced novel that will leave you wanting to read about even more cases solved by this dynamic couple. While most couples would be happy with dinner and a movie on their first date, Jake and Philomena conduct an autopsy and begin to solve a murder. Makes you wonder what they will do on their second date. I guess we will all have to wait for the sequal to find out. Can't wait.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I have picked up in a long time. It is incredibly interesting and was hard to put down. I was impressed by the fact that the author kept the book to only about 225 pages, but he kept out all the boring fillers that many novels have and that make them drag. The book is fast paced. Manny is hysterically funny. The romance part of it is refreshingly fun, funny, and funtastic. I was rooting for them all the way and to go all the way. I hope this is a start of a new series with these two main characters. Since finding out that CSI is mostly fiction it is refreshing to read a book that is written by someone in the field. He and his co-author wife Linda Kenney have written a real winner. This book would make a wonderful movie. Please, please be writing book number two!!!!!!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Attorney Philomena ¿Nanny¿ Manfred works for the underdog, the indigent, and the ones who have nobody else to turn to for justice. Medical Examiner Dr. Jacob Rosen knows many downtrodden and calls on her when a person he meets needs legal help. In Turner, two hours north of New York City, Jake¿s mentor requires such assistance. Four sets of skeletal remains were found where a shopping mall is supposed to be built halting construction.................... The bones belonged to patients incarcerated in a mental hospital that used to be located in the area. Two of the patients are identified and the daughter of one wants to know what happened to her father. Manny agrees to take her case knowing at the time Jake¿s mentor didn¿t die from cancer but was murdered. As Jake and Manny investigate, attempts on their lives are made. Neither the lawyer nor the doctor has any intention of quitting intending to discover the secrets of the asylum that someone wants kept buried.................. Readers who love the work of Robin Cook and writers of legal thrillers will find REMAINS SILENT one of the best debut crime thrillers of the year. The romance between Jake and Manny starts slow but eventually picks up steam making it seem believable and realistic. There is plenty of action and many times the protagonists are almost killed, but what makes this book so fascinating is that the readers and characters don¿t have a clue why.................. Harriet Klausner