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Accused (Scott Fenney Series Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Mark Gimenez
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (254 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"Scott – it's Rebecca. I need you."

His wife left him for a younger man. He blames himself. He could not give her what she had needed, so another man had. Now, two years later, she needs what only he can give her: a defense to a murder charge.

In this sequel to The Color of Law, A. Scott Fenney must defend his ex-wife, Rebecca, who is accused of murdering the man she left him for. Trey Rawlins, a rising star on the pro golf tour, is found dead in his $4 million Galveston beach house with a butcher knife in his chest—and Rebecca's fingerprints are found on the murder weapon. The police refuse to investigate other suspects, so Scott must. The case takes Scott to Galveston, and the investigation takes him behind the scenes of the image-conscious, corporate-sponsored pro golf tour—into a world of million-dollar purses and endorsement deals, agents and caddies, groupies and WAGs. Scott digs deep into Trey Rawlins and discovers a lifestyle that cost him his life—and that now threatens Scott's.

Best-seller lists:

No. 7, South Africa
No. 8, London Sunday Times hardback
No. 11, Ireland
No. 14, UK paperback

Editorial reviews:

"Some critics are calling the Texas-based lawyer Mark Gimenez 'the next Grisham'—but I think that's far less than fair. This, his fifth novel and the second featuring attorney A. Scott Fenney, shows he's now better than the one-time master of the American courtroom drama. For my money, Grisham has grown stale over the past five years while Gimenez has gone from strength to strength. If you doubt me, sample this cracking thriller which sees Fenney defend his former wife against the allegation that she killed the man she left him for, millionaire golf professional Trey Rawlins. . . . This is one of the best legal thrillers since Scott Turow's Presumed Innocent in 1987 . . . Superb."
– Daily Mail (UK)

"Brilliant writing, masterful plot and all the thrill of the courtroom in one. Grisham, step aside."
– City AM (UK)

"Gimenez has set his bloody murder trial Accused against the background of a failed marriage, single-parenting issues and male infidelity. . . . This mix of family values, sex, sleaze and intrigue holds together in a gripping read with unexpected twists that ranks with anything Grisham has done in years."
– The Times (UK)

"Gimenez writes smart vernacular dialogue, hip and street-wise, with a nice line in social commentary, and his plotting leaves the over-rated John Grisham in his rear-vision mirror."
–The Australian

"Courtroom drama at its finest. . . . Great ending, too."
– Perth Now (Australia)

"A great read. . . . Gimenez is a thriller writer of quality."
– Oamuru Mail (New Zealand)

"You’ll be handcuffed and imprisoned from the first page."
– Joburg.co.za (South Africa)

"If you enjoy suspense and a fast-paced courtroom drama, this one's for you."
– Foschini Club Magazine (South Africa)

"Accused is an engaging and character-led legal thriller. Gimenez's dialogue and prose are as fluid and natural as we've come to expect, and the pacing of the plot will keep pulling you along. When we're finally brought into the court-room, the author actually makes it gripping and tense, even though we've been following Scott and his team's investigation every step of the way. Accused, therefore, offers the reader everything they could want from a thriller, and is a very satisfying read."
– Civilian–Reader (UK)

"Gimenez's plots are driven by surprises and twists, while the stakes are much higher than what one can possibly imagine at the beginning of the book. What's more, the Texan lawyer, A Scott Fenney, grips our interest with his mind games, and we are compelled to turn one page after another to discover where the story is headed. Gimenez is in good form in Accused. He is equally good in the companion book, The Color of Law. Unputdownable for those who love the genre."
– The Times of India

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Editorial Reviews

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This mix of family values, sex, sleaze and intrigue holds together in a gripping read with unexpected twists that ranks with anything Grisham has done in years The Times For my money, Grisham has grown stale over the past five years while Gimenez has gone from strength to strength...this is one of the best legal thrillers since Scott Turow's Presumed Innocent Daily Mail

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This mix of family values, sex, sleaze and intrigue holds together in a gripping read with unexpected twists that ranks with anything Grisham has done in years The Times For my money, Grisham has grown stale over the past five years while Gimenez has gone from strength to strength...this is one of the best legal thrillers since Scott Turow's Presumed Innocent Daily Mail

Product Details

  • File Size: 695 KB
  • Print Length: 449 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1847442757
  • Publisher: Navarchus Press (October 1, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005USJ8AK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,582 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trying a man's judgement December 2, 2010
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Mark Gimenez, who knows Texas, takes his plotting and local color skills to the Gulf Coast for this legal thriller, which is in the Scott Turow tradition. Million-dollar Dallas attorney A. (for Atticus) Scott Fenney leaves Highland Park for Galveston to defend his ex-wife on a murder charge. The story is as good as the premise, and it goes down to the last sentence. Did Rebecca Fenney kill pro golfer Trey Rollins, the man she left her husband for? Gimenez, himself a BOI (Born on the Island), introduces readers to Galveston--after Hurricane Ike. The city becomes one of Gimenez's characters but doesn't get in the way of the compelling mystery, which climaxes with a twisting, turning murder trial, which is tastier than the shrimp at Gaido's.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gimenez does it again September 12, 2010
By Frogers
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This is a sequel to The Color of Law, and we find it amazing that this writer is not more widely known and that he is not widely published in the U.S. We read every book of Mark Gimenez that we can get our hands on, and thoroughly enjoy each one. Thank goodness that Amazon can give access to such writers.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read! Great Author! February 27, 2012
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If you enjoy really good books then don't miss this one! Mark Gimenez really knows how to write and keep you reading. This is the third book written by him that I have read and all have been 5 stars. Hope you enjoy them as much!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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Your ex-wife calls out to you for help because you're a lawyer and she needs one. You come because you believe you're to blame for her leaving in the first place. Only then, as the people that were once a family relate again do the flaws (and yes there are many) begin to replace the simple guilt for having driven her away. The trial is not at the center of this murder story, except maybe it is. It really depends on where you are in your relationships.

It's a fascinating, troubling book that deals with the three relationships that may shipwreck our lives -- spouses, parents and children. And it does it well in unexpected ways.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars False testimony April 21, 2014
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I had just finished reading The Color of the Law so I was excited to read Accused. Not near as good as the first book in the series. The ending was too rushed as if the author just wanted to finish the book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good legal drama September 6, 2012
By BobS
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This is a good legal story that keeps you guessing. Could move a bit faster through the plot but is well written. I like his dialogue style.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Guilty - or not guilty? March 26, 2014
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Mark Gimenez's easy writing style keeps the pages turning in this legal whodunit. Social comment is offered with humorous insight. His characters are entirely plausible and his plot ingenious.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars arrestingly suspenseful legal mystery May 7, 2014
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brilliantly written sequel highlighting the life of lawyer scott and his friends and family. believable and poignant and every step of the way presenting a complicated legal process as only gimenez can. it is very difficult being scott! could not put the book down even a minute!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Loved the twists and turns.
Published 11 hours ago by jgiraffe
5.0 out of 5 stars Family Loyalty
I have been totally drawn in by Mark Gimenez' writing and the (A) Scott Fenney Series. There are always many twists and turns and the writing keeps you interested from page one... Read more
Published 2 days ago by kathy
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read!
I really enjoyed this book. It was a follow up to THE COLOR OF LAW with essentially the same characters. A good read!
Published 2 days ago by Cruisebabe
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Pace, Keeps the suspense moving along. Recommended for Readers...
Good legal thriller, my favorite kind of novel. Interesting twists and turns. Story moves along swiftly. Gimenez is good at his craft. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Wooliewebs
3.0 out of 5 stars pretty good but somewhat annoying
This was a fast read. I love legal mystery and courtroom scenes. Being a trial attorney I appreciate the strategy and cross examination..... When they are done right. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Robert Guillory
4.0 out of 5 stars read the 2nd in a series first.
Interesting legal thriller! Didn't realize it was 2nd book in a series, so had to read The Color of Law next. Very exciting. Will read more of his thrillers.
Published 5 days ago by GG
3.0 out of 5 stars Most of the twists and turns here can be seen ...
Most of the twists and turns here can be seen coming a mile away. Doesn't really come across as very realistic and has no depth or weight but it will kill time on an airplane or... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Steven G. Safran MD
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Great story. Beautifully written.
Published 10 days ago by Harold Sweet
4.0 out of 5 stars Love the humor too
Fast paced with twists and turns. Love the humor too!
Published 10 days ago by Dana Griffin
4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT READ!!!!!
I really enjoy the way Mark Gimenez writes. What a talent. In both of his Scott Fenney books he surrounded his main character with an interesting cast of supporting players. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Sue Saunders
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