Equal parts police procedural, slasher, noir, thriller, and law drama, R. J. Jagger's Lawyer Trap is in all aspects a great edge-of-your seat mystery that will keep you guessing till the very end. Nick Teffinger is a Denver homicide detective who is investigating the brutal murders of mysterious women in town and has trouble separating business from pleasure when one of the suspects is a ravishing beauty. Nick's investigation crosses paths with a young lawyer named Aspen's own investigation following the murder of one of her friends. John McLain brings his biting-tough performance to Jagger's terse prose, making this a gripping audiobook that will delight any fan detective fiction.
"Jagger creates an exciting blend of police procedural and legal thriller that recalls the early works of Scott Turow and Lisa Scottoline." (Library Journal)
Newly licensed attorney Aspen Wilde joins Denver’s largest law firm to discover that an attractive, up-and-coming associate mysteriously vanished several months earlier and is presumed dead. She secretly embarks upon a brilliant but dangerous plan to trap the killer, only to find herself increasingly intertwined in a complex web of murders involving several different women killed in very different ways.
As she frantically searches for answers, not only to trap the killer but also to keep herself from getting trapped, her hunt collides with the ongoing investigation of Denver homicide detective Nick Teffinger, a man who has strayed into the edgy world of a beautiful suspect to find out if she is a murderer, a target, or something else altogether.
With the stakes suddenly higher than they could have imagined, Aspen and Teffinger find themselves spiraling deeper and deeper into a deadly vortex where nothing is as it seems and time is running out.
What disappointed you about Lawyer Trap?
The performance was too over the top 'crime book' and the writing was EXTREMELY purple. I honestly didn't make it more than half an hour in before I had to shut it off.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
The narrator's voice was too gravely and seemed forced, the narrative was gaudy and the dialogue was clichéd.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
I felt completely let down. The synopsis described it as exciting and gripping, however it was late night television put to print. Overall, I would not recommend this book.