A Supreme Court justice is found cut into pieces in the back of a pickup truck.
Three other judges have already gone missing.
In the eighth installment of Scott Pratt's best-selling Joe Dillard Series, Dillard is hired to represent the man driving the pickup. As Dillard delves into the case, he comes to believe his client is not guilty. But who is? Who has been kidnapping and killing judges all over the state of Tennessee?
The search for that answer leads Dillard and his friend, Sheriff Leon Bates, down a path so dark and so dangerous to a villain so evil, it will change both Joe and Leon forever - if they manage to survive.
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I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Those who have not listened to any of the Joe Dillard legal thrillers by Scott Pratt are in for a treat. This is Book 8 in the series. All eight are stand alone, but listening to them in order is useful because of the development of the main characters is cumulative. This is not the best book in the series but it is still a 5 star legal thriller. The novels in the series include some courtroom activity as well as borderline illegal actions in the cause of justice. Joe Dillard is like what Jack Reacher would be if he had a law degree and a family; he's as willing to get his hands dirty in a fist fight as he is to fight for justice in a courtroom. All of the books in the Joe Dillard are set in northeastern Tennessee.
The books tend to be short at 6 to 8 hours but that is because of Pratt's compact writing style; the stories are rock solid. Tim Campbell is the perfect narrator for this series.
this is a new author for me and i really enjoyed him and his character Joe Dillatd. it's a legal thriller that had my attention from the beginning. the narrator was excellent. I have downloaded some of the books to read and I will read it with that Tennessee accent.
An avid book reader who absolutely loves having the opportunity to carry my favorite books everywhere I go and listen to them anytime I want
I am never disappointed in Pratt when listening to the journey of Joe Dillion.
As in most books, Joe Dillon isn't going to sit still and let an injustice put someone in jail who doesn't belong there. The two brothers on this story surely didn't deserve the life of their youth at the hands of their father, especially when their mom disappeared after yrs of abuse.
As Dillon struggles to hold his private life together with his wives declining health and an accident involving his son and his girlfriend, he just can't let this one go. I Laughed as Dillion flipped this case and got the Sheriff thrown in jail. Dillon really rejoiced in that twist, as he is usually the one in contempt of the court.
As he begins to unwind the truth, he just can't sit and wait for the wheels of justice and make the deadly mistake of thinking he could handle things himself in a surprise ambush. I won't tell you the ending, but Leon Bates comes to the rescue, and awakes up chained to a wall looking at his buddy about to die.
You will have to listen to the book for the ending😏.
My only complaint, it wasn't long enough. There has to be a medium between 5 hours and 16 hours. But thanks for the book Mr. Pratt. I'll be looking for the next one.
Another fabulous story! I have gotten so familiar with the narrator, I feel like family. I am not going to say anything more. (I don't like to give any of the story away ). However, instead of just listening while I drive, I find myself listening at home.
I often listen to the Audible version of books and the narrator of this and all of this author's books is fantastic, and adds so much life to the stories!
One of the best Joe Dillard books. A couple books ago things were crazy unreal and I was disappointed appointed. These last two were back to close to believable. Looking forward to more. Scott Pratt is one of my favorite authors.
I was so happy when I saw the new book in the Dillard series. And once again he didn't disappoint.
And if you have the option, get it with narration... because Tim Campbell is Awesome as joe Dillard.
Aristotle declared [Poetics] that organic or living forms was the most important feature of any composition, and that everything in art, however fantastic, must seem like life. However, he also observed that IT NEED ONLY SEEM, NOT ACTUALLY BE, LIFE LIKE. I subscribe to this explanation and feel that the "legal thriller" genre attributed to this book contains nothing of the mystery of so-called form: how a theme or content becomes, from an object of reality an object of art, which distinguishes a phenomenon from its representation, how an "event" becomes a "work", be it fiction or otherwise.
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