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)
This was a somewhat predictable story, but it was well done and held my attention. While readers knew there was a comspiracy afoot, it was still interesting to figure out the "why" along with the who.
Easy to follow the characters and loved the
Whoever the main character was...it has been to long since I have listend to it...SORRY
This legal procedural thriller is a fairly light, tight and well written story. I think you'll enjoy the story and the mystery. It's a tight plot and highly believable. The problem was that I didn't much like the narration. I found Gardner's voices were all harsh and difficult - I could either make the volume tolerable ... or I could set the volume so I could hear him and feel my ears were mostly "assaulted." But over all, I enjoyed the book. It was just the narration that I had to "tolerate."
Probably given a brief in between time.
Yes, the plot thickened right up to the end.
This was my first book by this author.
When he found his true feelings about his affections.
The book is entertaining right up to the last page.
If you like mystery along with humorous metaphors ala James Lee Burke, you'll like this
Though a different type of genre, his writing is laced with comparisons to James Lee Burke
At first I was not impressed with the narrator but as the story developed, he became a part of the story.
I was very good and plan to do the rest of Mr. Rosenfelt's audio books
Not as funny or witty as I was led to believe. The story was ok, and Gardner did a good job with what he had to work with.
I bought this in the
Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books and Harlan Coben's Simon Bolivar are in the same Genre... along with Gregory Macdonald's Fletch.
It was spot on, capturing the tone, accent, and range of emotions.
The narrator inhanced the story but I would have loved it in print also.
The characters and the interesting plot.
My favorite character is Andy Carpenter the attorney and Grover Gardner really brings to life his self depreciating humor. Sorry, but I also have to include the Golden Retriever Tara and the private detective Laurie.
I am so happy I stumbled across this author, I thoroughly enjoy everything about him, the characters, the narrator and most of all the humor in the storytelling. I'm so glad there are more in this series.
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