Hollywood's latest blockbuster is all set to premiere - until a faded superstar claims the script was stolen from her. To defend the studio, in steps the Harold Firm, one of Los Angeles's top entertainment litigation firms and as much a part of the glamorous scene as the studios themselves. As a newly minted partner, it's Rory Calburton's case, and his career, to win or lose.
But the seemingly tame civil trial turns lethal when Rory stumbles upon the strangled body of his client's general counsel. And the ties that bind in Hollywood constrict even tighter when the founder of the Harold Firm is implicated in the murder. Rory is certain the plagiarism and murder cases are somehow connected, and with the help of new associate Sarah Gold - who's just finished clerking for the chief justice - he's determined to get answers. Will finding out who really wrote the script lead them to the mastermind of the real-life murder?
©2016 Charles Rosenberg (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.
While I enjoyed earlier Rosenberg Books, I didn't expect this leap from him. Look, he's always been a competent writer and plotter, but commercial cliches seemed to lurk at the edges of those stories. But here! Whoooeeee... Here the Rory Calburton/Sarah Gold mix is the next Tracey/Hepburn incarnation blitzed up for today. They are a wonderful new team with Gold even stronger the Hepburn - if that's possible.
I hope this becomes a movie... Can't wait to see the casting. And why shouldn't it go to the screen. Its got murder, conspiracy, almost a sensational trial... plenty of fractured law to glue it all together (you know, theatrical law so the plot's not slower than a geek on a date with the campus beauty queen). Will Damon's up to this cast, he's a pace master for this plot and keeps it thrumming.
You want a knew he-she buddy law/murder mystery. Do "Write To Die" which I hope will become a series... I'm looking for the line waiting for the next. In the genre.... this is certainly among the top I've read in 2016.
Court room action
I enjoyed Charles Rosenberg's 1st courtroom mystery Death on a High Floor, but was put off by reviews of his 2nd and 3rd books. Write to Die #4 is as good as his first book. Don't hesitate to buy it.
All well done.
Not really. It was just a fun read.
Sarah Gold was unique, intriguing, and appealing.. She didn't fit the mold of a first year associate at a white show law firm.
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