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Attorney Dani Rollins is bullish in the courtroom - pushing judges and prosecutors to their limits in defense of the innocent. So when she meets Teddy Thorne, a mentally challenged teen accused of selling drugs, Dani knows she’s got this in the bag. She can easily settle the case with a couple of court appearances. But when prosecutors move for an adult felony conviction, Dani suspects Teddy’s being used as a pawn in a sinister game.

As the case moves forward, Dani is certain the judge and district attorney’s office have motivations beyond the crime - a fair trial isn’t in the cards. And when she takes on guardianship of Teddy, the case becomes personal as she fights her own demons and the government. Dani will stop at nothing to protect this innocent boy - there’s no other option. Because if she loses, both she and Teddy could lose far more than just the case....

©2018 Victor Methos (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Excellent book based on the sad realities ...

OMG! This book is so good! My heart went out to this intellectually impaired (new PC term for retarded) child. There are many points of interest for me in this book and I will try not to bore anyone.
To start with the legal aspects of the story are so realistic. The protagonist Dani Rollins is the attorney, I would love to know. Her blue language in court is what I'm sure every practicing attorney truly thinks. The racial inequalities presented in this book in the justice system are horrendous. The other thing is the idea that the courts could put a juvenile on trial as an adult at their own discretion is absurd . Because of the author's notes I do believe this. I guess this book just demonstrates a portion of our legal system that is broken.
Finally, please forgive me for my soapbox rant. The "help" provided to families of disabled children/adults is pretty much nonexistent. I have 30 year old physically disabled twin daughters and I am their sole caregiver. Unless I want to PUT them in a group home that is totally inappropriate (they combine physically & intellectually disabled people) then they have to stay with me. The emotional and financial impact mentioned in this book is VERY underrated. Please also note that I did not say burden:)
Teri Schnaubelt does an excellent job narrating.
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  • Wayne
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  • 02-28-18

Methos' best legsl thriller since The Neon Lawyer

Utah attorney Victor Methos writes a lot of legal and police procedural thrillers many of which are not very good. Only 10 are available in audio. The Gambler's Jury stands with The Neon Lawyer as his best works. The Invisible Client is almost as good. Methos does a great job developing the characters including protagonist attorney Dani Rolling, her teenage son, her ex-husband, the defendant in this drug case, her investigator, and even the judge. There is a nice plot twist near the end of the novel which identifies the unlikely actual guilty party. If Methos wants to start a Dani Rollins series, A Gambler's Jury is a great start. Narrator Teri Schnaubeltis as the voice of Dani Rollins is simply the perfect narrator for this book.

Those listeners who object to crude/obscene/vulgar language are certain to be offended by A Gambler's Jury and most other Victor Methos novels, so they should skip this novel and this author. I recommend A Gambler's Jury to other listeners.

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What took so long to ask such an obvious question?

There was a painfully obvious question throughout this entire story that went ridiculously unasked until the end, which would have ended this story in the first chapter. Teri Schnaubelt’s excellent narration made it an easy listen, however.

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Incredibly Fantastic!

I listen to a lot of legal thrillers. This is one of the most well written, entertaining, and well narrated ones I've ever listen to. You will just fall in love with Daniel or Danny as she is called. Her sarcasm and passion is a delight.

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Heartbreaking and wonderful

This is my second VM novel and the theme caught me completely by surprise. No spoilers. Just listen. Thank you VM for telling the truth!

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Very Interesting!

This book touches on something I never considered but probably is very real and scary!

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I'm hooked!

I just recently started listening to Victor Methos' books and I'm hooked. I love his characters and especially in this book, I loved the vulnerability, even if somewhat over-the-top characterization of his Dani. I'll be listening to his books and hopefully, he'll write faster than I listen!!

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Loved it!! Didn’t want to stop listening until it was over

This book kept your interest throughout and you I fell in love with all the characters. The author did an excellent job of describing them and the narrator was superb

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Excellent

Every book I read by this author is exceptional. This one gets 5 stars. The story is engaging from the first page. Characters are well presented and the plot is super interesting.

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MUST READ

This was The first book that I read from this author. From the moment it started, to the end, it moved quickly and was well written. Don’t hesitate
putting this on your booklist to read!

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  • 07-06-18

On a par with Grisham

I love legal stories and this is on a par with the great Grisham - strong story line, well read, good characters
Will certainly be listening to more by this author