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- Book 2 of 3 in Jack Davis Thrillers (3 Book Series)
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
Former FBI agent, disgraced Jack Davis, suffers from a neurological ailment that causes tics (involuntary spasms and muscle movements) and brain fog. Nevertheless, he is hired by billionaire Milo Harper to investigate why participants in a dream study he has funded have started to turn up dead - and have died in just the very way that they had nightmares about! The body count rises and Jack teams up with his landlady, a former cop named Lucy who was jailed for stealing diamonds from a crime scene, and the search for the killer is on.
The story is set in Kansas City, my hometown, and that added another interesting layer to the novel as I had fun identifying with the landmarks, streets, and other familiar details. The story blends past events to current circumstances in a well crafted tale but there is one main unanswered question at the end!
The characters are the best part of this mystery and I think there might be a sequel using them - at least I hope so.
Billionaire, Milo Harper opened an facility called The Harper Institute of the Mind. An old acquaintance's of Milo's recommends Jack Davis to Milo. Jack used to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Jack is looking for something new to pass the time. Milo contacts Jack for a favor. He needs Jack's help to find the killer and fast. Milo is under pressure to put a stop to the killings. All of the victims were study subjects at the institute. The institute's goal was to help all of the people control their dreams. If you thought your dreams could only kill you in the movies, than think again. As there is a Dead Man walking and he is coming for you.
The Dead Man is the second book to feature former FBI agent Jack Davis. This book can be read as a stand alone novel. While I did enjoy this thriller, I had a slight issue with the fact that I was able to figure out the killer right off the bat and there was a secondary situation involving Jack that I couldn't really tell you about as I wasn't as interested in it as I was the main plot. Overall though I was slightly disappointed in this book, I would still give another Joel Goldman novel a try.
All the characters of the fairly big cast of this story avoid falling into stereotypes--they're unique and believable. The case itself is extremely creepy, but the violence isn't sensationalized (which I particularly appreciated in one instance, with a female victim.) The sharp, fun dialogue and the tight plot gave the book a cinematic sensibility. I especially liked the relationship between Jack and Lucy...a friendship with some father/daughter dynamics.
It's always a nice change when a book's set in a city other than New York or L.A., and the fact that this one took place in my own town of Kansas City added to the enjoyment for me. Great, entertaining stuff--can't wait to read another one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's very unique having the hero with a serious physical handicap but a hero he certainly is. Excellent plot and masterfully written.Published 4 days ago by 2005GoldWing
This is the second book by this author I've read and am looking forward to reading morePublished 6 days ago by KIM
The first book I read was good & made me want to read the second, now I have gotten hooked on the series & can't wait to start the next one.Published 10 days ago by second child
I really enjoyed this book, the writing is clear, the characters are portrayed well and in depth and almost all of them very relatable. Read morePublished 2 months ago by grazey
The storyline is excellent. The author takes you a journey that is comprised of action, disbelief and most of all gut wrenching excitement. Read morePublished 2 months ago by CeceRed
Really enjoyed this book. I love series and this. Number two did not disappoint. Looking forward to #3.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer