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After five grueling years, Robert Worth is just days away from making partner at a powerful Santa Monica law firm. When a client confides in him that senior partner Jack Pierce sexually assaulted her, Robert breaks two of his mentor's cardinal rules: Never let yourself get emotional about clients. And never make an enemy of Jack Pierce.

Robert crosses Pierce and is fired on the spot, losing not only his job but also his reputation. Advised to go quietly, Robert vows revenge against the ruthless man who betrayed him. But his investigation uncovers a twisted shadow world of sex, infidelity, and deception, where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. Only one thing is clear: Pierce will go the limit to keep his secrets.

This straight shooter will need to use every angle if he hopes to win. But could victory come at too high a price?

©2017 Avery Duff; 2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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  • Tracy T
  • Jacksonville, FL USA
  • 06-26-17

Great Story! Great Narration!

So this book was just a random find for me and I am glad I found it. It was interesting and exciting all the way through to the end.

There are a lot of twists and turns you don't see coming. I like it when that happens. There is a lot of great dialogue throughout the entire book. It's not full of filler nonsense and the characters are great. There was a romance going on too. Usually legal books bug me because, well I work for lawyers and they just say or do stupid things like the legal shows on TV LOL. But this was a great book. It flowed and was easy to follow along.

As for the narration, James Patrick Cronin did a great job. I really enjoyed his reading voice. He did a good job on the female voices and everyone got their own distinct voice.

I totally recommend this book. I would like to see more of this author on audible.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Smart Con Mystery- Most Excellent!

This is listed as a legal thriller, which is only partially correct. It is also about a very clever con and so much more.

Betrayals, relationships and brilliant legal minds kept me guessing and totally riveted to every word. I highly recommend this book!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Bad Boy Lawyers Galore

Lots of action and twists in the plot with a So Cal backdrop. Never knew how bad a "bad" lawyer could be. A little too much sex which seemed a distraction at times.

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Great Book!

I really enjoyed this book. Didn't want to stop listening. I liked how it all came together and loved the ending. Fast read/listen. I would recommend this book.

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Oh the suspense...?

This review is more for the narration than than the twisty, turny, yet still somewhat bland story...

The narrator's voice and tone had me confused the ENTIRE book. I usually finish an audiobook in a day, sometimes 2 and this one has taken me 2 weeks! I got soooo annoyed because I couldn't tell when something was supposed to be suspenseful or not. Even the ladies voices always seemed to indicate a huge plot twist was coming. My heart rate seriously never went down while listening. This is despite the story actually being a bit a bland and procedural... I might give this author a shot again, but only if I actually intend to READ not listen.

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Excellent!! A Must Have!

For a free.book i was not so sure but boy was i wrong! I loved it so much! The suspense was so good it held me thru the whole book. You never knew what was going on even if you thought you finally had it.

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Great book!

Loved it, felt so bad for Robert having to go through all that craziness with Jack & not knowing who to trust. I liked the ending & wish we didn't have to wait so long for the next book in the series. I also enjoyed the narrator. I recommend this book

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Legal practice confusion

So, I'm only an hour into this book but I am confused by some of the legal aspects. Why would a Plaintiff draft a release? I've never seen that before. Granted, I haven't been practicing for that long, but still. Also, it doesn't make sense that a lawyer that just completed folded on a case and settled it for beer money would think he would "look weak" by adding language releasing a specific claim he didn't bring. Uh, you already look weak by settling for nothing, pal. Besides, the usual language in a PI release is something like "all claims, known and unknown that have been or could have been brought..." So the wrongful death claim would be swept up anyway.

And why didn't this character bring the wrongful death claim in the first place? I usually see Plaintiffs allege everything then drop them if there is no evidence to support it. You can't do it the other way because of the statute of limitations and especially if you knew about it at the time you filed.

Also, in eight of practice, I've never even heard of a lawyer treating a client the way one character treats another, by saying her deceased brother was worthless, etc. I guess it could happen, but that, and other odd things about the main character's law practice are distracting before the story even gets interesting. Anyway, my that's my two cents, and that's about all they're worth...

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Weak main character

The main character, Robert, makes mistake after mistake, and is so weak that it’s hard to root for him. Don’t recommend.

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When you try too hard to create drama for the sake of drama

Extremely disorganized writing with too many twists not fully developed, and too much drama added for the sake of surprising the reader. It was an ambitious attempt to write a story so complex, but author lack the sophistication to make the story even sound realistic.

Not sure what made me push through this book (having everything at 1.5X speed certainly helped).

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  • Fleetwoodboy
  • 06-14-17

You only get what you deserve .

Slick and well written story . Sone very clever scenarios written into the plot and brought out to make an interesting and enjoyable book

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  • AReader
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Didn't realise lawyers had to be superhuman

I enjoyed the first two thirds of this, but in the end the antics of the two lawyers just lost my interest. Both the good guy and the bad guy seemed to be able to work for days on end without ever sleeping, pick themselves up from car crashes, drive hundreds of miles, escape death by inches, and carry on like that without even feeling tired. As well as being extraordinarily cunning, well read, professionally successful, attractive to women ....I've met lots of lawyers, but these are superhuman.