New York Times best-selling author Phillip Margolin returns to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C., with an exciting thriller about a ghost ship and the president's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sarah Woodruff, on death row in Oregon for murdering her lover, John Finley, has appealed her case to the Supreme Court just when a prominent justice resigns, leaving a vacancy.
Then, for no apparent reason, another justice is mysteriously attacked. Dana Cutler, one of the heroes from Margolin's best-selling Executive Privilege, is quietly called in to investigate. She looks for links between the Woodruff appeal and the ominous incidents in the justices' chambers, which eventually lead her to a shoot-out that took place years ago on a small freighter docked upriver in Shelby, Oregon, containing a dead crew and illegal drugs. The only survivor on board? John Finley.
With the help of Brad Miller and Keith Evans, Dana uncovers a plot by a rogue element in the American intelligence community involving the president's nominee to the Supreme Court, and soon the trio is thrown back into the grips of a deadly, executive danger.
With nonstop action, Supreme Justice picks up where Executive Privilege left off, putting listeners right back where they were, on the edge of their seats.
©2010 Phillip M. Margolin (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
For the first third of this book, I thought I'd really found something special. but then the "implausibles" began to build up: whole ships disappearing, people up to no good freely left to wander around a supreme court justice's office,and an attack on a justice inside the supreme court itself. Please... But when the initial hero of the book, a gritty cop, just gets blown away and disappears from further consideration, I lost interest. If people have to die in the story, I at least want the author to have some emotion about them.
A decent thriller, the author really is quite good
He's one of my favorite narrators and this is as good as any he has done
Hey man, where's the ship...
Lost interest about the time the ship gets lost....seemed to go all over the place, but still a good listen....primarily because of the narrator.....Maybe I'll give it a closer listen...
I enjoyed listening to this book because it had a great storyline and kept you wondering what was going to happen next.
This is the 3rd book I've read by Phillip Margolin and they have all been equally as interesting.
Jonathan Davis is one of my favorite voices. He has a nice voice to listen to and plays the different parts well. I will look for books he reads in the future and am glad he has read the other books in this trilogy.
One of his best for me, and I have been an Audible Book fan for many years.
I just like how he brings each character to life.
I have enjoyed many of Phillip Margolin’s books but this one would not let me put it down. I don’t think I would listen to his book if not for Jonathan Davis.
I listen to books to be entertained... my favorite genre is a "Legal Thriller" I have actually been a member since 2001. Love my books!
I have ten books by Phillip Margolin and I enjoyed them all. I do like this series, lawyer, courts, and a good mystery. What more could I ask for? I will continue to buy books by this author. Well worth the credit.
A continuation of the previous book...which grabbed and kept my attention...unfortunately, it was clear who some of the bad guys were early into the book...but there were still lots of surprises.
I think this book was a great combination of mystery and combined a great description of why Roe vs Wade has been so important to the justice system. Well written. Would recomend.
I have never been disappointed with any of Philip Margolin's books. Supreme Justice is no exception. BUT, this is the first time I have listened, instead of read one of his books. For the record I listen to about 2 books per month and read as many if not more each month (retired).
The narrator of Supreme Justice is Jonathon Davis who single handedly almost, I say almost ruined a perfectly good thriller. His narrative was slow and lazy in depicting almost every character, male or female. I suspect he was trying to create an atmosphere of suspense, mystery and dread. What he did was make the book slow, boring and plodding. Every character sounded like they were falling asleep. In any event it is a very good thriller and I suggest you read not listen to it.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
Do not start with this book unless you have time to really pay attention. Another reviewer stated he missed the clues. This book had many twists so you really had to concentrate or as some other reviewers said they could not follow. This was a good listen that left me saying "wow".
all of this author books are good. they have a twist in each one so if you are trying to do 2 things that require concentration, then you may miss the clues which pull the book together for you. I have listened to book #1 and #3, the characters are the same, but the books stand alone as the author paints a clear picture. Dana is the character that pulls all the books together, so pay attention when she is featured.
J.D. is the best for Mysteries and Romance reads. He also does so much sci fi, but thats not for me. Check out his reads for Sandra Brown Mean Streak and Charles Brokaw's Professor adventures for a fun listen. Hard core mystery fans may not like these, but they were a fun and entertaining listen. How much real life do you want in every listen?
The last 3 chapters blew me away! Author likes to have another kicker when he finishes so it leaves you wanting more of his work.
If you like a series, then start with #1 as the author builds the characters background in that book. #2 is not the best to start if you have to know about how the characters originally came together. I listened to #3,#1,#2 as I like J.D. more mature voice. If I had to do it again, I would have listened in order.
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