Looking for the kind of legal thriller that Scott Turow used to write? Here's a guy NOT PREACHING his ideological message. Here's a nifty noir voice. ..Show More »I just listened to Dashiell Hammett's Maltese Falcon where the hard-boiled detective got invented. Scott Pratt's in that league. Like Hammett he's writing straight entertainment while playing the various techniques of fiction like a jazz pianist pulls in the riffs and chords you expect from hands that can find the dark a well as light keys.
Tim Campbell's created this ensemble cast with same sort of note-perfect sense as Pratt. Did I like it? I just downloads the next Joe Dillard book. Wadda-you think?
Apparently Scott Pratt's got some sort or denominational religious angst going on in his head… It apparently developed since his excellent earlier nov..Show More »el, "An Innocent Client" (which should be read first BTW). And here he swirls it around and around in a mishmash of mystical versus spiritual plot whorls.
I don't like it when an author relies upon ghosts, mystics, or satan/gods to solve his/her story difficulties. Pratt does that here. Maybe you'll enjoy it, since he's a good craftsman and Tim Campbell's a fine reader. Don't know whether I'll try the next in this series… I like my legal thrillers to be more "normal" courtroom matches without a gooey side-order of the "para'.
I enjoyed the story with all its twists and turns, there were a few confusing items in the beginning regarding his son and a high school baseball game..Show More » in the previous story he was in college, it isn't till later on that it makes some sense. It was unnecessary and could/should have been eliminated. The he narration was well done.
The entire Joe Dillard series is wonderful. After seeking to find a new strong hero character I stumble across Scott Pratt, narrator Tim Campbell, so ..Show More »good I keep looking for the next book, can't wait.