His streak of murder case acquittals made him a regular on cable talk shows. His recent $22 million inheritance bought him a dog rescue operation named the Tara Foundation after his own beloved golden retriever. Yet after turning down cases left and right, Andy Carpenter thinks he's facing a midlife crisis.
When a friend, a newspaper owner, calls in a favor and asks him to protect his star reporter, Andy is less than thrilled. His new client is Daniel Cummings, a journalist who is being used as a mouthpiece by a brutal serial killer. Things only get worse when Daniel is discovered near the body of the murderer's latest victim. And after Andy himself starts collecting anonymous death threats, he hears the news every defense lawyer dreads...and moves to within a dangerous keystroke of becoming tomorrow's obituary.
©2004 David Rosenfelt; (P)2004 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
"A fun rollercoaster ride." (Publishers Weekly)
"The real charm of this series lies in the wit of its affable narrator, who is not about to let an ongoing capital trial keep him from walking his beloved golden retriever, betting the point spread, or losing on the stock market. Add to this a likable supporting cast and a low-key love interest, and you have the legal-thriller genre's waggish rejoinder to Anthony Bruno and Janet Evanovich. A sure bet." (Booklist)
Although I normally prefer unabridged books, the abridging of this one was very well done. It's an excellent mystery and the charactors are memorable. I'd like to be able to listen to previous novels of the same series and I'm looking forward to Sudden Death. The only thing I could have done without was the music- more of a distraction than anything else.
Andy's quick wit had me laughing out loud. I didn't want to put it down. I certainly didn't see that twist comming at the end. I'm Looking forward to more from this author.
This is the 3rd "Andy Carpenter" book I have read and it is a fanastic read (listen). Rosenfelt is a masterful writer soon to be a national best seller of Grisham renown. I am eagerly awaiting his next work due out in May 2005
Can not get enough of David or Grover - Funny and Entertaining
I really enjoy Andy Carpentar and can not wait for the next book.
The story was OK. I could not get into the narrators voice. The main reason I kept listening is because the main character has a great love of dogs. After listening to this first book in the series I took the others out of my wish list.
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