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Legal thriller with heart

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Reviewed: 08-17-19

Fabulous plot, well crafted and superb narration. She'd a coupla' tears and laughed out loud.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Best series character since Harry Bosch

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Reviewed: 08-15-19

Steve Cavanaugh/Adam Sim are brilliant. Eddie Flynn is such a strong, likeable, heroic, tragically flawed, street-wise attorney, and Adam Sims has brought him to life as no one else could. Listened to Audible Books 1 and 2 and was so disappointed you can't get Book 3, THE LIAR, in the U. S. Did not put Th|rt3en down, listened all the way to the end. Unbelievably talented author and narrator. What a plot, what a ride!

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Sheer Perfection

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Reviewed: 06-18-19

I laughed, cried, then, laughed and cried again and again. A born-again Christian, I learned much from whom I now consider my brother in Christ. Look forward to thanking him some day for writing this masterpiece of love. May Robert Dugoni experience our Father's pleasure surrounding him, along that of
the Holy Spirit and God's son Jesus, our faithful, kind and compassionate Savior.

P. S. Dugoni's narration was superb.

Sheer Perfection

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Reviewed: 12-18-18

As a Christian—a meer grafted in Olive twig who owes a debt of gratitude to the Prophets and Jews of the Bible, and who can't wait to visit Israel—this novel was like manna from Heaven for me. Never thought I'd find an author, characters and PI series like this.

DC Smith: Sherlock meets Bosch meets Claptan

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Reviewed: 11-25-18

Fantastic series. Love the way Grainger builds on all of the characters and is foreshadowing the reason Smith requested demotion. Very subtle. And the vulnerable man thoughts while being pursued by Jo. Family and relationships, teamwork, lots of heart and a good thrilller in each of the first four books thus far. Plus, no foul language and gratuitous sex.

Stumbled onto genius

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Reviewed: 11-21-18

Was through all my series—Reacher, Bosch, Scottoline, Kavanaugh, Baldacci, Silva—trying to find something good. Then stumbled onto this, and fell in love. Thank goodness for reviews, the one about the author not wasting words, and I gave it a try. Wow.

DC Smith is subtle, brilliant, funny, unexpected. The author does not give up too much too soon, and this is probably the best first book of a series I'd read in years. Narration was fantastic. Finally found a good one. Loved the ending.

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Best courtroom thriller in years

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Reviewed: 10-28-18

I put this this right up there with The Firm, The Verdict and Presumed Innocent. Eddie Flynn is a fascinating character and tge plot actually seemed plausible. The current news lent even more credence to the story, with corruption that's been uncovered at the top tier of the Justice Department the last few months.

I loved every minute of the narrator's reading, which seemed natural and New York through and through . Was very sad to see that The Liar and Thirteen are not available in Audible format. And I was shocked to read that Cavanaugh is an Irish barrister. Go figure.

It's my first Steve Cavanaugh book, and now I have to read the first Eddie Flynn Book. This is one fantastic Courtroom roller coaster of a ride, and I'm not ready to get off!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Great twists & turns. Believable Holmes & Watson.

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Reviewed: 06-13-18

Narration excellent, plots and subplots engaging and suspenseful. This is a very gifted author who deserves the appointment by the Conan Doyle Estate. Captures the essence of Holmes' person, his friendship with Watson and his London. Also, the dialogue doesn't dawdle and try too hard. Reading Moriarty next. (FYI, I'm a big fan of Sherlock on Masterpiece Theatre and was not at all bored.)

More, please

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Reviewed: 06-10-18

Fantastic. Frustrating in a good way, wanting to know more about Hawthorne. Ending was great and made me wish the series had a few books already done so I could go immediately to Number 2.

Daniel Silva and Gabriel Allen never disappoint

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Reviewed: 07-18-17

Plot perfection from an author I respect more than any other. And brilliant narration. I wrote a bunch here about how Silva fleshes out his characters and tips out headlines, weaving then into his intricate plots, but alas, I somehow deleted it. I so wanted to express my admiration for Silva's books, but this will have to do.

Silva always teaches me so much about the Middle East conflict. I love Israel and admire their brilliant ingenuity in business, love of life, their strength, and morality. And I also appreciate Silva's compassion for those on the other side — the young, the old, the ones who have been victimized by ignorance and hatred, and the ones who long for the freedom to use their education to live their lives in peace. In that way, Silva never preaches.

I learned a lot about ISIS, Syria and Libya, Morocco, art and so much more. I recommend all of Silva's books about Gabriel Allen. Each one is a carefully crafted masterpiece.