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Publisher's Summary

You can pick your friends, they say, but you can't pick your family. And lately, Mike Daley's family has been keeping him very busy. An ex-priest, ex-public defender, and ex-corporate lawyer, Daley and his former wife, Rosie Fernandez, now run their own San Francisco criminal defense firm. Most of their cases are fairly small-time, which is why it would be surprising that the person accused of murdering movie director Richard (Big Dick) MacArthur is calling them - except that the accused is Rosie's own niece, Angelina. That case is bad enough, but the family problems don't end there: Rosie's brother, Tony, may be on the wrong end of a strong-arm graft proposal; the son of one of the firm's lawyers has just been busted on a drug charge; Mike is having a clandestine affair with a woman judge... and Rosie herself has a dark secret that may make all of it seem irrelevant.

An intricate plot, immensely likeable characters, powerful suspense, and more than a touch of humor-these have already become Siegel's hallmarks. Criminal Intent will keep you turning pages until its final, surprising end.

©2002 Sheldon M. Siegel, Inc. (P)2012 Sheldon M. Siegel, Inc.

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Poor quality recording of a decent story

The story was decent as was the performance, but there were many distracting sounds in the background throughout the recording. Frequently sounded like doors closing or objects dropping-- at times enough so that it pulled me out of the story and reminded me I was sitting in traffic.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 04-09-16

Lots of intrigue and suspense!

Criminal Intent is Book 3 in the seven book Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez legal thriller series. The first 5 books are available in audiobook format and all seven are available in Kindle ebook format. Audible does not list this series as a series. The novels were released between 2000 and 2010 inclusive. The novels in order written are Special Circumstances, Incriminating Evidence, Criminal Intent, Final Verdict, The Confession, Judgement Day, and Perfect Alibi. Daley and Fernandez are law partners who were once married but now divorced. Daley is also an ex-priest. The pair have a 10 year old daughter.

Criminal Intent is an excellent legal thriller, but in my view it is the weakest novel in the superb seven book series. The intrigue is over the top.

I recommend the entire Daley/Fernandez series.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Loved the characters, the story line is interesting, finally found a happy ending sort of.

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Narration was awful

Loved the story, hated the narration. Would not recommend the audio version. Would recommend the book

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Reader is bland.

I couldn’t get into the story because of the reader. Siegel’s books are usually good.

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Very amateur production.

I could hear pages turning, the mic got bumped, pauses were too long. sound was terrible.

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  • Paula
  • Avon Park, FL, United States
  • 02-27-15

Great Listen

Loved it. Really enjoyed the main characters. It felt like you knew them. Good storyline and full of intrigue.

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Poor Narration

If you could sum up Criminal Intent in three words, what would they be?

Suspenseful Intriguing interested

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes. You want to know who did it

How could the performance have been better?

Poor narration. I like Mike Daley in the first 2 books in the series but this narration to me changed his personality somewhat.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Another great Sheldon Siegel Story!

Any additional comments?

Let's get Tim Campbell back for the narrator!

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Another winner

I've greatly enjoyed all three of these legal works. Hopefully they will continue use to provide me with legal stories.

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  • Mrs Marion D Westlake
  • 12-17-17

Poor narration

Clicks and clunks. Also inconsistant volume. I think recording was done in his front room very amateur.

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  • sue mashmoor
  • 11-13-17

nice story but.....

Mr. Godfrey's voice drove me insane-I think I could have done a better job with the variations.

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  • Mr N.
  • 04-13-18

Just Terrible.

This was one of the most difficult books to listen to for many reasons. It sounds like it was recorded in someone's bathroom, with constant background noises!! The story was very difficult to follow, constantly changing from one storyline to the next and I didn't enjoy the performance. Kept going hoping it would get better and it Didn't!! wish I'd given up when I first wanted to!!