Savvy Saint Louis attorney Rachel Gold is embroiled in a lost cause, a.k.a. the Frankenstein case, representing a neighborhood fighting the development of a swanky gated community. Rachel's strategy will be based on a wild card: the judge on the case a judge so wacky that he's known to the Saint Louis bar as 'The Flinch Factor.'
Then Rachel has a new client. She is asked for help in the case of Nick Moran, who was found dead in his truck on an isolated lane known as Gay Way, amid drug paraphernalia. His sister, Susannah, is convinced her brother wasn't gay or a druggie and that his death was no accident. Rachel is less convinced but agrees to investigate. To her surprise, she turns up facts suggesting that Nick's death was staged. Then things rapidly grow darker in what increasingly becomes a real Frankenstein of a case.
|Publisher:||Blackstone Audio, Inc.|
|Series:||Rachel Gold Series , #8|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Michael A. Kahn is the award-winning author of several novels, praised by Publishers Weekly for their “intelligent, breezy dialogue and clever plotting.” A graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Law School, Mr. Kahn began his literary career writing free-lance feature articles for Chicago Magazine while teaching fifth grade in the Chicago public schools. Now a trial attorney in St. Louis, he wrote his first novel on a dare from his wife, who got sick of hearing him announce, each time he finished a paperback thriller that he’d purchased at an airport newsstand, “I could write a better book than this.” “Then write one,” she finally said, “or please shut up.”
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Oh what fun! Another of Michael Kahn's delightful thought-provoking crime books. As a native of St. Louis I really enjoyed the tour of high (and low) spots as the book progressed. Kahn really draws his characters with vengeance, from a stupid judge to a sleazy lawyer, to clever, literate (and vulgar) law professor! And he tops it off with a smart woman lawyer/sleuth! I wish there were more of Kahn's books in this series
I had read all of Michael Kahn's books featuring Rachel Gold. I kept looking for more but was unsuccessful until I received a notice of this book availability after eight years. I quickly became reacquainted with her family, friends, and associates. You don't need to be from St. Louis to appreciate the local references. All cities have a flavor of their own and St. Louis is one of the tastiest I have come across. His first book, written under the name of Michael Baron, "The Mourning Sexton"is one of my favorite stand alone books written by any author. I have kept it for about eight years and will never give it away. This new Rachel Gold book is a winner!