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Cold Truth (Lou Mason Thrillers Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Joel Goldman
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

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If you like the suspense, thrills and excitement of James Patterson, you'll love Joel Goldman's Cold Truth!
"Joel Goldman is the real deal. In Cold Truth, Lou Mason goes his namesake Perry one better and ought to make Kansas City a must-stop on the lawyer/thriller map."
John Lescroart, bestelling author of The First Law
"Wanted for good writing: Joel Goldman strikes again with Cold Truth."
The Kansas City Star
When a troubled young woman turns herself in for murder, Lou Mason takes the case - yet something about her story doesn't add up. To catch a killer, Lou dives into a sordid world of money, drugs and a devastating black market where the price for the truth is paid in blood. A riveting, page-turning romp in the tradition of James Patterson!
"Joel Goldman's Cold Truth offers us a fast-paced legal thriller...This one makes good beach reading."
The Pilot, Southern Pines, N.C.
"It's a suspenseful, gritty story that keeps the reader engrossed until the very end."
The Facts, Brazosport, TX
James Patterson fans will heat up with Joel Goldman's Cold Truth!
And don't miss the other books in the Lou Mason series, Motion to Kill, The Last Witness, Deadlocked and Final Judgment!


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"A legal thriller written the way criminal law should be practiced: from the gut...One of the premier crime novels of the year."

About the Author

Joel Goldman is the Edgar and Shamus nominated author of the Lou Mason Thriller Series and the Jack Davis Thriller Series. He lives in Leawood, KS with his wife and two dogs.

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  • File Size: 1015 KB
  • Print Length: 372 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Joel Goldman; 1 edition (August 11, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ISEWGW
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,283 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars solid legal thriller February 1, 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
In Kansas City, TV news reporters catch nationally syndicated popular psychiatrist Dr. Gina Davenport falling from her eighth floor office to her death. Her local radio station manager Arthur Hackett and his wife Carol hire lawyer Lou Mason to defend their troubled twenty-one year old daughter Jordan, who confesses that she pushed the doctor out the window.
Lou has doubts as some discrepancies exist in Jordan's account of the event and her actions leading to the murder. Instead he wonders whether former felon, the Svengali-like Centurion Johnson, head of Sanctuary, a place for troubled youth that includes Jordan who is living there, is influencing his client. If the answer is yes as he suspects he wonders how to prove this is so when Jordan seems uninterested in helping her own defense.
Though Lou's latest falling in love is fun, Abby Lieberman' "side confession" is a distracter from a solid legal thriller that never slows down until the final attempt on the hero's life. Lou is a delightful protagonist who tries to do the right thing by his client, but as usual ends up in deep trouble just trying to survive. The support cast, both those recurring and those unique to this plot, provide depth to either the investigation or Lou. Joel Goldman provides another fine tale.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a Try October 23, 2011
By skhoov
Format:Kindle Edition
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my review. Attorney Lou Mason is caught in a tangle of deception as he attempts to defend a troubled young woman (Jordan Hackett) accused of double murder. Multiple suspects are found and none fit just right except Jordan. I agree with what another reviewer said about this book, "I had a hard time keeping all the characters straight as Goldman introduced them at a rapid-fire pace, resulting in many character sketches but few fully realized personalities." The main story was interesting enough but the ending was a surprise. Not usually my type of book, but worth the read.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting mystery September 5, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
(Note: I received a free Kindle copy of this book in exchange for my review.)

In Cold Truth, attorney Lou Mason is caught in a tangle of deceit and multiple suspects as he attempts to defend a troubled girl accused of double murder.

I had a hard time keeping all the characters straight as Goldman introduced them at a rapid-fire pace, resulting in many character sketches but few fully realized personalities. The mystery itself was interesting enough, and I didn't suspect the ending.

Overall, I didn't much care about any of the characters, and a romance kindled between Lou and another character seemed abrupt and not very believable - more of a plot device than a real interest between the characters.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected ending November 26, 2012
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COLD TRUTH by Joel Goldman is worth the read. Mr. Goldman is a very skilled wordsmith as well as complex storyteller. The ending was unexpected, which makes for a satisfying read!
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Winner April 17, 2004
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
If you haven't read any of Joel Goldman's Lou Mason books, you're really missing out. The Last Witness was nominated for the Edgar Award, and now we are treated with Cold Truth. I won't bother with a synopsis. You can get that elsewhere. Just know that Goldman keeps to form, providing an entertaining read with that great lawyer Lou Mason. Mason makes the stories special. Don't miss this one, or any of the others. Well worth your time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love.Joel Goldman October 22, 2013
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The Lou Mason series is great. Lots of interesting characters. Love the Kansas City area history lesson in every book. Can't wait for the next book to be released.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Lou Mason, Love it. September 12, 2013
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Love this series. Really well written, with interesting characters and good plots. A recommended read for fans of mystery thrillers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it July 19, 2013
By TC
Format:Kindle Edition
As always Joel Goldman keeps me up till 3am. With my morning coffee start reading again. It's a good thing I'm retired.
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More About the Author

Joel Goldman writes crime thrillers to die for. He's the Edgar and Shamus nominated author of three riveting thriller series.

Trial lawyer Lou Mason is a powerful, sexy man, more than six feet of hard muscle and once a keen rugby player. He's loyal and principled, both to a fault. His wry, sarcastic sense of humor and knack for top class banter are disarming, sometimes obscuring a recklessly brave spirit. Passionate about justice, he dives into the dark water, taking on cases others lawyers would run away from.

In Jack Davis' world only liars, drunks and guilty people shake uncontrollably. Then he joins their ranks. After 25 years as an FBI Special Agent, Jack is forced to retire because a mysterious movement disorder that makes him shake, sometimes bending him in half, sometimes strangling his speech. The cause and cure are unknown and Jack's condition colors his entire life. So much so that it ends his FBI career. In his new guise of part time private detective, he can't predict when the shakes will start... he just knows they will. Most of the time he just hopes he isn't holding a gun when it happens because crooks and killers don't give anyone a break.

Alex Stone is a Public Defender, devoted to representing people charged with a crime who can't afford a lawyer. More often than not, her clients and cases are lost causes. But the dismal odds only encourage her. Long, lean, and ropy from years of early-morning workouts, she knows only one way to live and one way to try a case: bear down and go all out.
She's determined to give her indigent clients the same measure of justice the rich and well bred receive. That's what everyone, guilty or innocent, highborn or low, deserves, and that's why she became a public defender. That higher calling matters more than whether her clients are guilty or innocent. But when the system fails to deliver justice, she makes certain justice is done.

If you like heroes you can care about, believe in and root for, you'll love Lou Mason, Jack Davis and Alex Stone. If you like crime thrillers with riveting suspense, jaw dropping twists and page-turning action, you'll love Joel Goldman's novels.


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