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Publisher's Summary

Originally published by Pocket Books as Court of Honor, this classic by Wood - the basis for the 1995 film Broken Trust starring Tom Selleck - is the story of a sitting judge who finds himself in a dangerous position when he participates in a sting operation investigating fellow judges on the take.

©1991 William P. Wood (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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I hated the way it ended

The story was good, it kept you interested but if there is not another book that picks up where this book left off then it left too many loose ends. Unanswered questions of how things turned out. I hated the ending.

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Amazing Operation...

...but, far from perfect, including the lead man. I like this performer. Did not like 95% of the characters at all, including judge Nash. Intense story line maybe not totally plausible, was entertaining. A lecherous cast, w/ the whitehats having great intentions. Did not like abrupt ending. Woods' stories so far are pretty unique.

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A Book With No Ending

This book had a WTH (what the heck) ending. I mean, was the good judge going to be arrested? The book moved slowly. It lacked excitement and was a bit boring from time to time. I didn’t care for any of the characters. It ended stupidly, or should I say, it just didn’t have an ending. The narration was okay. The vocabulary level was good, thank goodness.

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Where is Santa Maria

The Santa Maria I am aware of is in Santa Barbara County, CA doesn’t fit any of the description in this story

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terrible book

vulgar, suggestive and filthy. it has no redeeming qualities. I tried for 19 chapters. horrible book.

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Drops off a cliff

I’d read a few reviews
where the reviewers complained the story comes to a clumsy end. I thought to myself, this can’t be true. Well it is. It is as if the author lost interest or had to meet a deadline. There are quite a few threads that are left unresolved. Given the attention to detail the author takes in the first 28 chapters, the ending uncharacteristically glosses over a lot of these threads.

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poor ending

I enjoyed the story line. However, I feel like it could have had one more chapter. It left us hanging regarding what happened with the him, the girl and the guy running the investigation.

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Great courtroom story.

Enjoyed the story development. The murder and suicide were great twists in the story development.

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the story was good

the story was good but the narrator pronounced words like "deputy" as "depidy" and "sentence" as "senince" and "Gutierrez" as "Goodderiz" otherwise if you can get past that, it worth a listen.

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Good listen, ends quickly without closure

A lot of build-up in the story, making you think certain story lines will make a return and be explained later; sadly no. Many possible ways this could've ended, to where you start rooting for the judge, but ends abruptly with almost no closure on any aspect. Not sure if he was hero or villain, moral or immoral, a good parent or just a screw-up. Maybe author's intent, but left me feeling the show got cancelled after a really good pilot.