But the fun stops the day Andy's dad, Paterson, New Jersey's legendary ex-DA, drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium. The shocks pile on as he discovers his dad left him with two unexpected legacies: a fortune of $22 million that Andy never knew existed...and a murder case with enough racial tinder to burn down City Hall.
Struggling to serve justice and bring honor to his father, Andy must dig up some explosive political skeletons - and an astonishing family secret that can close his case (and his mouth) for good.
Crack another case with Andy Carpenter.
©2002 David Rosenfelt; (P)2008 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
"As soon as readers finish this remarkable first novel, they will begin clamoring for a second Andy Carpenter adventure." (Booklist)
"Brisk dialogue, careful plotting, and solid spadework." (Kirkus Reviews)
For a person who likes courtroom drama, this is a good find. This is the first book I've read in the Andy Carpenter series and I plan to read them all.
Telling a memorable moment would give away some of the plot. I was glad I read the suggestion to read the books in order since the characters and their relationships change. The beginning of the second book tells the end of the first.
I liked Andy's sense of humor throughout the book and the comments he would make to himself. I've now read the first 2 books and both held a sense of tension and mystery while also being entertaining.
I'm not creative with tag lines but I pictured Andy as Brad Pitt and that made me wish a movie would be made of him starring in a movie.
I have lived in the South since college. I listen to a couple of hundred audiobooks a year, mostly romance and suspense. I have have taken many writing courses over the past half-dozen years and am attempting to write a novel myself. I suspect that learning a lot about the craft of writing and trying to perfect my own writing has made me more conscious of poor writing technique and has made me a tough reviewer.
A different protagonist. Andy Carpenter is a loser-type: a self-deprecating, wise-ass attorney who reminds me something of Harlen Cobin's Myron Bolitar except with less ego. I think I used to like him but hadn't read any novels about him for years. Now I find him tedious.
The girlfriend investigator.
The mystery is okay. The narrator was good.
No. The story did not hold my attention. Too light, no character development at all. Waste of a credit.
Could not care about any of them
I live on an island off the coast of Maine. Since I installed a "doggie door" I am now retired from "Letting The Dogs In and Out"!
probably not because there are so many good books out there to read
Increased my interest in more of the author's work.
grainy rather sharp voice, eventually got use to it
Recommend this book.
Entertaing, good humor and snappy comments. Good performance. A great time passer but not a book you remember, I actually allready forgot what the case was all about. Anyway, recomenden. It was my first Rosenfelt, but not the last. Good narration.
funny, insightful, entertaining
human touch, the dumb sense of humor, the insights into our stupid human behavior
A Dogs best friend
I am buying lots of David Rosenfelt books, love his books, and the guy that reads them is very talented
Avid reader. Retired harpist Consider myself knowledgeable in the English language.
I'm liking the zippy dialogue and sassy characters in this series. Worth continuing with another one.
Intriging, funny and heartwarming
I enjoyed the entire ride. The plot is complicated enough to keep me wondering, trying to figure out 'whodunnit'; and yet, not so complicated that I feel I need to take notes. Mr. Rosenfelt always provides a few unexpected twists and turns, too!
Oh ... my ... goodness! He's a great narrator! I can't imagine simply reading one of Mr. Rosenfelt's books, or listening to another narrator for the 'Andy Series'. Grover does the different characters so well that I wish he would be allowed to leave out all the identifiers, e.g. 'she said', Hatchet said, etc.
Another rare quality this awesome narrator brings to the experience, is that he can do womens' voices impeccably!
Mr. Gardner has the characters so nailed, that you really hate the bad guys, root for the underdogs and come to love Andy's wit, sarcasm, and courage inspite of his self-proclaimed cowardess.
I plan to listen to every book in the series, then on to the next...I'll google Grover Gardner as a narrator, and hope his books are all ones I can listen to....not R rated :)
Not sure what that is, but I'll give it a shot:
If you're looking for drama, suspense, intrigue, mystery, and
even some romance, this is a must-see film!
I enjoy very much how Mr. Rosenfelt continues the story-line and grows the characters and their relationships throughout the series. You feel as you really know the people, and when the book comes to an end, you can't wait for the next one!
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