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Blind Justice [Kindle Edition]

James Scott Bell
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Jake Denney has hit rock bottom. His wife has left him. He's drinking again. And his five-year-old daughter is in the middle of it all. When a judge calls him "a disgrace to the legal profession," Jake starts thinking things might be better for everyone if he wasn't around anymore.

Then a childhood friend's mother phones him. Her son, Howie, has been accused of murdering his wife. Jake takes the seemingly hopeless case in a last-ditch effort to save his client and his fading career.

Meanwhile, Howie's little sister, Lindsay, has grown into a beautiful woman. Though Jake is drawn to her, there's something about her he doesn't understand, even though it may be the very thing he needs to reclaim his humanity.

With the evidence mounting against his client, and a web of corruption closing around them both, Jake Denney faces the fight of his life--not only in the courtroom, but in the depths of his own soul.

"Move over John Grisham. James Scott Bell has done it again with Blind Justice. A must read!" - Nancy Moser, author of The Invitation and The Quest

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  • File Size: 736 KB
  • Print Length: 380 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Compendium Press (May 23, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,407 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent thriller! March 5, 2004
Blind Justice was my first exposure to James Scott Bell, and I have to say I was impressed. While there were definitely a few places he could have "upped" the suspense, overall it was a good story. I read it over the course of two days and found it hard to put down once it really got started. Some folks don't appreciate his comparisons to John Grisham, but I consider it a compliment for him. If you are into legal thrillers, then this is definitely one you'll want to pick up. The very concept of a lawyer having a mentally handicapped client who swears the devil came into the room and killed his wife should be enough to keep most readers hooked (I know it was enough for me). The ending is good, and the main character's evolution from start to finish is believable. All in all, I recommend this one. It was definitely good enough to warrant reading another one of his books.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars James Scott Bell Rocks March 10, 2003
A story that reminds me of old. Fascinating plot, murder, and intrigue without sex or cussing.
This story starts with the return of Howie Patino.
A man, who's been working in Alaska, coming back to his wife (Rae)in smalltown California. Poor Howie doesn't receive the homecoming he expected.
Upon arrival, his wife let's him know that she is pregnant with someone else's child. During the course of the next several minutes, after her shocking revelation, a fury of evil is unleashed upon Howie and Rae.
This is a story about a man wrongly accused of savagely stabbing his wife and his washed up alcoholic attorney, Jake Denney,(a childhood friend) asked to defend him.
This story has excellent character development as well as plot twists. We see a man, jake Denney, who comes to the end of self and his journey to finding God.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Legal Thriller December 15, 2005
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This is the first book that I have read by James Scott Bell. It won't be the last.

'Blind Justice' is a legal thriller with colorful characters and an interesting storyline. It also features people who are struggling with issues of faith, the existence of God, personal battles, and even spiritual warfare.

The story has quite a few unexpected twists and turns and is definitely a page turner.

If you have not read anything by Mr. Bell, I would recommend checking this out.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars! Is that All I'm Allowed? February 22, 2002
By Over 40
Well, I can't rate this book a "10" so I'll settle for a "5". I truly appreciated not having a lot of fluff to sift through; everything was relevant to the story.
The main character, Jake has a strong sarcastic wit. The author does a great job portraying him as being consumed with alcohol. It shows how his law practice, family and his life suffer at the hands of his addiction. He's definitely not the "good guy" in the story - a nice change from the typical novel.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great writing on display. February 8, 2001
By A Customer
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This novel exhibits a great writing style. It is refreshing to read a Christian novel that deals with complex characters and issues. I normally read legal thrillers from people like Grisham and Turow, but I would not hesitate to place this one along side these authors. Highly recommend.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blind Justice is masterful. April 17, 2000
By A Customer
James Scott Bell does it again with "Blind Justice". He combines courtroom drama, intrigue, interesting characters, and inspiration in a book I couldn't put down. You gotta love Howie and Lindsay, even as you see their faults. For their faults are our faults--meaning their triumphs are our triumphs? If you like John Grisham, you'll find yourself reading all of Bell's courtroom novels as you impatiently wait for his next one. My request is that people pass the word so Grisham can have a run for his money...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational Legal Fiction at its Best! April 10, 2001
Jim Bell's writing is polished, funny and ever mindful of the story. For a rollicking good read, Blind Justice is the book to buy. Lisa Samson, author of The Church Ladies
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great characters! January 18, 2001
Rarely do you find a novel with such great characterization AND a great plot too. Bell's story kept me turning pages and introduced me to characters I truly wanted to know better. The first person point of view made Jake Denney come alive, with all his flaws and loveable quirks. Several of his lines made me laugh out loud. But in spite of the entertainment quality of the novel, it had something important to say, too. The Truth dawned on Jake in a very convincing and intelligent way and he never lost his "realness".
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JAMES SCOTT BELL is a bestselling and award winning suspense writer, and one of the top writing coaches in the country. He writes in both the traditional and indie publishing realms. Writing as K. Bennett, he is the author of the Mallory Caine, Zombie-at-Law series, which begins with PAY ME IN FLESH. In 2012 he became the first writer to have a self published work nominated for the prestigious International Thriller Writers Award (for the novella ONE MORE LIE). He was the fiction columnist for Writer's Digest magazine and has written four popular books for the Writers Digest line: Plot & Structure, Revision & Self-Editing, The Art of War for Writers and Conflict & Suspense. Jim taught novel writing at Pepperdine University and continues to teach at numerous writers conferences in the United States, Canada, London, Australia, and New Zealand. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where he studied writing with Raymond Carver. He lives and writes in L.A. He blogs weekly at Kill Zone --

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