A very enjoyable listen with a very complicated plot line that does its best to keep you guessing! At times it can be a bit difficult to follow as it ..Show More »jumps back and forth between several different locations and the characters involved in the action in each of those locations. The action is fast-paced but often strains credulity, as do some of the saccharine-sweet "good guy" characters. Likewise, some of the bad guys are merely cardboard cutouts with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. The book could have been shortened and actually improved by omitting some of the main character's self-serving and repetitive inner dialogue. All of this said, it is still an engrossing listen and a good novel if it is, indeed, Dugoni's first one, as I believe it might be.
Robertson Dean was good with the delivery story however his voices were a bit similar and with all the switching back and forth in the story meant you really had to concentrate on the story.
I have already downloaded the next book in the series.
This is the second book in the series featuring David Sloane, and as was the case in the prior novel, Dugoni delivers on super-fast spellbinding thril..Show More »lers. This does not mean that the work is flawless, but it sure ranks high in entertainment value.
On the plus side, this novel has an engaging plot, with many twists and turns, characters that grab our interest and fast action. The main character, David Sloane, is an attorney in Seattle that specializes in representing Hispanic clients in lawsuits, mainly against big corporations. This "newfound profession", moving from defending these big corporations to going after them, came after in the last installment, Sloane found out some disturbing facts about his past that were long lost in his memory. Sloane has a military background, so is part lawyer, part jock that can mix it up with killers. He also has some interesting friends, especially in the middle-aged Jenkins, an ex-CIA agent that is a big asset when it's time for the showdown.
Even though many of the aspects mentioned above make for a great story, there are some obvious flaws with the novel, and I am pretty sure that some people may find them more annoying than I did. The first one is that from the marketing perspective (look at the front cover of the book for example) this is sold as a legal thriller, when in reality the "legal" portion is pretty slim. But besides that, those that read The Jury Master, will find a lot of repetition in "Wrongful Death". To start with, the author spends quite a bit of time rehashing the events that unraveled in the previous book. This is so blatant that even though I usually recommend to read series in order, I would have to say in this case that this is not necessary. This may be a benefit for new readers, but for those that read the first book is definitely a little over the top. But there is also repetition in how the story flows and the elements the author uses to create the thrills. I could tolerate it, but I would have preferred more creativity.
Overall, and given the aforementioned caveats, I would say that most people will have a good to very good time with this novel, so I think it is good enough to deserve a recommendation.
Dan John Miller was good with the delivery of the story
A 5 star legal thriller in the David Sloane series
I like Robert Dugoni's Tracy Crosswhite detective thriller series more than his David Sloane legal thriller series. Nevertheless, this David Sloane t..Show More »hriller is outstanding. The twist near the end gets this novel extra credit. There is lots of action and suspense both inside and outside the courtroom. Highly recommended.
The Conviction is Book 5 of Robert Dugoni's attorney David Sloane series. There are lots of action and suspense; there is more outside the courtroom ..Show More »than inside. The bad guys are a judge and a sheriff among others. The victims are teenage boys caught up in a crooked legal system in a rural.California county. In the end it is a feel good story where the good guys win, the bad guys pay the appropriate price, and a troubled teen, Sloane's stepson finds his way. The story is a bit simplistic resulting in a 4 star rather than a 5 star rating .