Skeleton Justice

Skeleton Justice

by Michael M. Baden, Linda Kenney Baden
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Skeleton Justice by Michael M. Baden, Linda Kenney Baden

The star crime-solving pair of Dr. Jake Rosen, world-famous pathologist, and top litigator Manny Manfreda, return in a gripping new thriller.
New York City is on high alert for a serial killer—a strange kind of thief who stalks his victims for the purpose of extracting a vial of blood, earning him the tabloid nickname “the Vampire.” As the attacks escalate to torture and then to murder, Jake and Manny begin to suspect there is a connection between the killer’s seemingly random victims. But how do they link it to a case that Manny’s been working for a kid whose high school prank-gone-wrong has earned him the moniker the Preppy Terrorist?  They soon discover that their case is a tragic tale of corruption interlaced with cover-ups, conspiracies, death squads, and dictators who committed crimes that to this day go unpunished.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307272041
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/16/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 269,225
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Michael Baden, M.D., is one of America’s leading forensic experts. He is the host of Autopsy, the HBO hit documentary series. 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 is a trial attorney who has won dozens of civil rights lawsuits, participated in many high-profile criminal cases, and has appeared as a guest legal commentator on numerous television programs.

The Badens are married and live in New York City with their dog, Mycroft.

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Skeleton Justice 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
dmglaeser More than 1 year ago
Michael Baden & Linda Kenney Baden are best mystery writing teams in Americas history. You read the first chapter and you can't put the book down until you finish.
harstan More than 1 year ago
New York City deputy chief medical examiner Dr. Jake Rosen and his girlfriend lawyer Philomena "Manny" Manfreda are very busy working difficult complex cases. Jake and the police investigate the assaults of "the Vampire," who has knocked out five people with ether before siphoning blood from the unconscious victims. Manny is defending one of the two "Preppy Terrorists"; private-school students charged with setting a bomb in a mailbox that severely injured a federal judge. Jake realizes the Vampire knows what he is doing medically though with a European flavor until one of the attacked dies. Manny rejects Jake's advice to not handle the Preppy Terrorist case, as she feels her client is unfairly being held responsible because his partner is an ambassador's son so immunity has surfaced. Neither expected their seemingly exclusive cases to merge over an allegedly dead politician. The fun in the second forensic-legal thriller (see REMAINS SILENT) is the relationship between the lead couple who bring love, obstinacy and professionalism into the mix. The story line is fast-paced as the two subplots start off their separate ways, but consolidate into an over the top conspiracy cover-up thriller. Fans will enjoy the tale though ironically readers will anticipate the merging of the plots while considering the underlying conclusion that vicious murdering rulers rarely are punished. Harriet Klausner
Wiliam_Maltese More than 1 year ago
Definitely, NOT a favorite! Admittedly, this started out with an intriguing mystery: Why were several apparently unrelated victims found to have been subjected to a blood draw, inspiring the press to dub their assailant as “The Vampire”: However, the explanation and resolution that results disappointed from there on out, some motivations seeming to be half-baked. Besides which, there’s very little action, merely a lot of talk. When some action does take place, late in the book, I not only wasn’t engaged but found myself little caring who won the confrontation. The best way, perhaps, to indicate my opinion of this one is how every time I put it down, I wasn’t in any real hurry to resume reading, sometimes with lapses of more than a day.
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khalv92 More than 1 year ago
This was one of those books you don't want to put down until you've read the last page. Very unpredictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To say opposites attract is an understatement in this second book by Baden and Kenney. Manny and Jake work together wonderfully to create a tale with fast paced, witty conversation (to say the least), and a pleasantly entertaining storyline. Who else could couple together a killer and a blood sucker! I recommend this book for light, easy summer on the beach reading!