Sly Fox (Dani Fox Series #1)

Sly Fox (Dani Fox Series #1)

by Jeanine Pirro
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Sly Fox (Dani Fox Series #1) by Jeanine Pirro

Westchester, New York, 1976--Cocaine abuse is rampant, the county courthouse is a boys' club, and men are still legally permitted to beat their wives. Enter Dani Fox, the feisty, ambitious twenty-five-year-old assistant district attorney tired of feeling like an outsider and hungry to bring abusers to justice.

Dani confronts emotionally challenging crime scenes and uncooperative colleagues, facing threats to her safety--and even the safety of her pet pig, Wilbur--in order to protect society's silent victims. Spearheading the country's first domestic violence unit in a shifting legal landscape, Dani must find allies where she can, especially when she discovers a seemingly simple case has some shocking twists. But who can she trust, and which of her colleagues will she end up battling both in and out of the courtroom?

Drawing from her own past as a dynamic, hard-charging former district attorney, Emmy-winning Judge Jeanine Pirro's debut page-turner is ripped from the headlines, full of gripping details, authentic thrills, and suspenseful realism that can only come from a courtroom litigator who's been in the trenches.

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ISBN-13: 9781401324575
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 07/17/2012
Series: Dani Fox Series , #1
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jeanine Pirro is a highly respected judge, former district attorney, elected politician, sought-after legal commentator, author, and champion of women's rights. Pirro is the host of Justice with Judge Jeanine and for three years hosted Judge Jeanine Pirro, for which she won an Emmy. She also appears regularly as a legal analyst and judicial commentator on Today, Good Morning America, The Early Show, 60 Minutes, CNN, and the Fox News Channel. In 1990, she became the first elected female judge to sit on the Westchester County court bench. In 1993, Judge Pirro was also elected district attorney of Westchester County, once again setting a precedent as the first female to hold that position. Judge Pirro received national recognition for founding one of the country's first domestic violence units and has worked tirelessly to change the legal landscape to reflect the needs of the silent victims of violent crime. She has two children, two dogs, and a pig, and lives in Westchester, New York.

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Sly Fox: A Dani Fox Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 91 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Judge Jeanine Pirro has written Sly Fox as though she wrote from her experiences on the bench. I enjoyed reading the story because in addition to the mystery having a good plot, it had a bit of humor inserted into it. The story flows and is well written.
Reviews_Of_Unusual_Size More than 1 year ago
Being a female Assistant District Attorney in New York in 1976 is not easy. Especially if you're like Dani Fox - a young, pretty A.D.A. that just so happens to think that abusing and/or killing your wife is wrong and aims to do something about it! Sly Fox, a semi-autobiographical novel from Judge Jeanine Pirro has a very appealing lead in Dani Fox. Ambitious, feisty and a little naive. O'Brien, the semi-reluctant old-dog homicide detective that helps Dani is also a great character, with shades of Harry Bosch. Occasionally Sly Fox feels a little too autobiographical and the bad guys are sort of one-note. And I wish the setting had been described more vibrantly. I never really felt immersed in the seventies. Apparently, Pirro is a judge and TV personality of some celebrity, but I had been unaware of her until asked to review the novel. Pirro, aided by author Pete Earley, has written a compelling and surprisingly enjoyable legal thriller. I wish the era had been utilized for more than its attitudes towards domestic violence, but there were enough twists and well-written courtroom showdowns that I look forward to Pirra's next Dani Fox novel. 4/5 Reviews Of Unusual Size!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im not happy about the reviews being left that are nasty and inappropriate content. I purchased this book just to post this and have no intention of reading it. Please send an email to bn service about this. Over load the service dept. They will get this under control. This is a big problem with alot of reviews. Im tired of it.
DSaff More than 1 year ago
It's 1976, and Dani Fox is an Assistant DA. As the only female Assistant in the DA's office, she is a token for now, and is relegated to cases that are appealed. She hungers to prove herself in the courtroom. Will this desire get her into the spotlight, or will it endanger her life? Dani knows she has to prove herself. When a spousal abuse case is brought to her, Dani decides to pitch it to her boss. But this is 1976, and it is still legal for men to beat their wives in NY. The angle that gets her a chance, however, is one involving a reporter and a story that will showcase the DA's office as progressive in its hiring of women. Dani's life and the lives of her witnesses are put on the line. As women die, Dani must use all of her wits to stay safe and present her case. Will she prove abuse? murder? Will Detective O'Brien be able to keep Dani safe? This story will place you in the courtroom encouraging the jury to reach the right verdict. I really enjoyed this book and found it hard to put down. I love to watch Judge Pirro on television as she delves into the legality of cases. This story is well written and addictive. I can't wait for more!
ginnyle More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story very much...Dani starts when few or no females dominate the District Attorney's world. She grows by leaps and bounds, I love it and eagerly await her next story!
LynDenise More than 1 year ago
Once I started to read this novel, could not put it down! finished this in 2 days, read it day and night! Can not wait until her next novel it out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even better because, however loosely, it is based on true incidences. Can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read! Dani Fox is an admirable female prosecutor who has to prove herself in a 1970's good ol boy network.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am in the 60+ range and found this to be a very good story. I believe it was well written and although I do not like reading profanity, I understood why it was used. Thankfully, it was used sparingly. Although it is a work of fiction, I believe because the writer has been in the legal profession and became a jurist, she gives a reliable account of how things work "behind the scenes."
mslaurap More than 1 year ago
enjoyed this very much / hard to put down
BobRB More than 1 year ago
The author did a very good job of presenting this story and it kept your interest 100% of the time. Very good writer and I look forward to reading many more books by her!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exciting from page one to the end.
DMHNJ More than 1 year ago
Yuck! This is the worst nook book I have ever unfortunately bought. The characters are so poorly developed. Dani Fox is perfect in every way All the male characters are bigoted sexist pigs. They are willing to cut corners to get things done. Before you get the wrong idea, I am a 60+ woman. There is nothing here to hold my interest. Obviously Dani is Ms Piro's idealized version of herself. I honestly don't know if I will be able to force myself through this to the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Felt as though I knew Dani. Ending was not quite what I thought it would be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I admire Judge Pirro; however, in this book she casts all her male protagonists as being mysogynistic. Surely her career hasn't found that to be so. Otherwise, the story was light and ok.
loopsnwhorls More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a fun, light read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like court room dramas you'll enjoy this book. The author did a great job describing the legal process and court room drama. The character Dani Fox is delightful, classy and intelligent. I really enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt this was a well written book and kept you guessing. It's twists and turns were well done and the overall story was good. I will look for other books by Jeanine Pirro.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good and entertaining read. Would highly recommend to anyone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great story and was hard for me to put down. I thoroughly enjoyed it
mjcNYC More than 1 year ago
The author knows the D.A. setting inside out which adds to the interest.
IfIF More than 1 year ago
I am going to check to see if Jeanine Pirro has written any other books and will read them if she has.
tipstopten More than 1 year ago
Recommend, very believable type story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I THOUGHT THIS WAS A GREAT BOOK. I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN UNTIL I HAD FINISHED IT. A "MUST READ" FOR SURE.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by this author and I will read more of her books. I used to live in the area she writes about and so much of it was familiar and seemed accurate. Good read for the crime and court room buff.