Enjoying one good listen after the next!
Christopher Lane's performance of this book brings it to life in an extraordinary manner! The main character, an aging lawyer, is a bit of an out-of-touch snob and Lane's voice nails such a character perfectly! In addition the depiction of the partner/associate/staff culture of the big snooty, black shoe LA law firm is right on.
The story is just excellent with twists and turns that will stump you right to the end. "Who really did it?", you will ask all along the way. There are so many good possibilities. And it is fun to see two attorneys, neither of them experts in criminal law, try to solve the murder mystery. Missteps galore make for humor and suspense. Then throw in the further mystery of an ancient, valuable coin and the circle of suspects grows.
This is a very good book, performed by an excellent reader. It is different in tone and pace, but that is it's secret to success.
Ignore the naysayers -- this is an outstanding novel featuring an engrossing court room drama. The story is lengthy but superb in terms of characters, legal drama and pace. Some say it needed a different/better narrator, but I appreciated Adams' performance because it did not get in the way of the story. He simply told it, using a minimum of different voices. If you are a fan of legal/court room dramas, this is a must read. Patterson truly nailed it.
Don't be fooled by the early chapters of this novel; it is NOT what it seems. It is much better than what it seems! This is the story of an attorney who has lost everything in his life and how one case redeems him and starts his life anew. His court room activities are central and his relationships with other lawyers likewise. However, the story has some devious twists and turns that the listener can't possibly see coming. . . yet in the end, they are quite logical and believable.
The narration leaves a little something to be desired. . . Collins' voice is a bit pretentious and seems affected at times, but get beyond that because the story is a great one.