“Diskin’s writing is fast paced, carefully researched, and driven by a complex plot, nonstop suspense, and page-turning action.” —Reader Views
“A fast, fascinating read…with riveting characters, a nuanced plot, and an insightful and interesting look at the practice of law in today’s America.” —Windy City Reviews
“An intriguing, intelligent read and a wild ride.” —Kathi Baron, author of Shattered
Abby Donovan’s decade-long dream of partnership at her prestigious Chicago law firm is just months from fruition. But it’s all about to change because of one misstep.
One step onto a late-night train headed in the wrong direction. Headed into Chicago’s west side, where gangs and violence and drugs fill the streets.
In this engaging debut, E.C. Diskin, a former Chicago attorney, takes us on a fast-paced thrill ride with a believable and flawed heroine. Listeners will relate to her, fear for her, and get a glimpse inside Chicago’s best and worst. From the roughest streets of the west side to the estates of the North Shore, Abby Donovan and the unexpected villains of The Green Line will keep you listening late into the night as they shine light on a little-known, often-used, and widely-abused legal maneuver.
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About the Author
E.C. Diskin received a B.S. from Texas Christian University and a law degree from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. After several years in practice and a drawer full of story ideas, Diskin joined a writers group and began work on what became The Green Line. Diskin is now focused on a sequel and the completion of other works in progress.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
WOW.....I WAS TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY BY THIS BOOK. I JUST HAPPEN TO FALL ACROSS THIS BOOK AND DECIDED TO GIVE IT A GO. I AM SO GLAD THAT I DID. I AN NOT A HUGE FAN OF LAWYER AND COURTROOM TYPES OF STORIES, BUT THIS ONE HELD MY ATTENTION FROM BEGINNING TO ENDING. IF I WAS ABBY, AND GOT ON THE WRONG TRAIN AND GOT OFF SOMEWHERE I WAS NOT FAMILIAR WITH, I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD DO. THERE IS NOTHING SO HEART POUNDING, THAN TO BE LOST AND NOT KNOW WHO TO TRUST FOR GUIDANCE. I JUST LOVED, LOVED, LOVED EVERY TWIST, TURN, AND CHARACTER THAT WAS INTRODUCED IN THE STORY. BUT, I WAS SO HOPING THAT A ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP WOULD DEVELOPED BETWEEN ABBY AND MARCUS. THIS WAS TRULY AND ENJOYABLE SATURDAY READ. I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ALL TRUE READERS. ENJOY THE RIDE.......
What I particularly liked about this book is that I learned a great deal while enjoying the intrigue and character development that the author created. The issue of civil forfeiture law is now being written aboutin the New Yorker as well as featured on PBS this week. The Green Line is well-paced, full of surprises and an excellent way to enjoy your reading time.
Reviewed by Jean Hall for Readers' Favorite Like being on an elevated train and lurching from one stop to another, "The Green Line" by E.C. Diskin takes the reader on a scary but productive journey. Abby is the lawyer in a Chicago firm who finds herself in jeopardy when she gets on the wrong train. She finds a murdered prostitute's bloody body in a grimy bathroom stall in a rough part of the town. After that defining moment, the hunt begins. The murderer needs to eliminate Abby who may have seen too much. You get to feel her terror when she is eyed by thugs in a desolate train station. She eventually finds her way back to the safe and more prosperous area of town where she lives. You get to see diverse neighborhoods through Abby's eyes. But you don't need to be from Chicago to understand that each train line, described by a color, carries its own personality and reputation. Abby's reputation at her law firm is that of a hard worker but not as a career climber. She describes some ambitious partners as "...up-and-coming, hundred-hour-billing, born-to-schmooze go-getters." Abby is described by third-person, personal narration which is at the heart of this suspenseful story. There is also plenty of snappy and well-done dialogue between characters. Abby encounters her former boyfriend David, a life-saving business owner named Ali and an assortment of colorful characters. The unusual format distracts from the steady flow of suspense in Abby's life. The frequent use of all capital letters for character names and places is curious. At first it looks choppy and then it appears more artistic. There is some romance in Abby's life but the suspense is the driver of this story.
A great read! I couldn't put this book down. It had me hooked from the first page. Excellent character development and well researched. Author clearly knows the city of Chicago and the law. A great addition to the genre. Can't wait for this author's next book.