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Knife Fight [Kindle Edition]

Joel Goldman
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $0.99

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Book Description

Everyday is a knife fight. Every. Damn. Day. 

Public Defender Alex Stone will do whatever it takes to see that justice is done. But how far is too? Get a taste of rough justice, Alex Stone style, from the defendant's perspective in Joel Goldman's short story, Knife Fight

Get your copy of this fast-paced Knife Fight today and learn why everyday is a knife fight! 

If you like John Grisham's suspense and James Patterson's brutal twists and turns, you'll love this mind-blowing short story. Once you get a taste of Joel Goldman's relentlessly suspenseful books, you'll know why he's a best selling author of crime novels. 

After you devour this riveting legal thriller short story, you'll want to dive into Stone Cold, the novel inspired by Knife Fight

You might want to have it at the ready. Short stories don't take long to read and your thrill addiction will need feeding. Stone Cold will fix you up. 

Grab your copies of Knife Fight and Stone Cold today! 

"Knife Fight by the incomparable Joel Goldman."  ~Seattle Post Intelligencer

"Joel Goldman is the real deal!" ~John Lescroart, NYT Bestselling Author

"Joel Goldman highlights the ethical challenges of criminal defense work."  ~Publisher's Weekly

Is that a knife in your hand? Read Knife Fight today!

Don't miss out on the first full novel in the Alex Stone thriller series, Stone Cold. Buy your non-stop Stone Cold thrills today!

You'll also want to experience the riveting suspense and non-stop action with brilliant, sexy trial attorney, Lou Mason, in the five book thriller series that includes: Motion to Kill, The Last Witness, Cold Truth, Deadlocked, and Final Judgment

The Jack Davis Thriller Series delivers heart-stopping, page-turning action with relentless suspense. Get your copies of Shake Down, The Dead Man, and No Way Out today!

Product Details

  • File Size: 161 KB
  • Print Length: 22 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Joel Goldman (November 2, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A1D1I0M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,385 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A twist in the tail January 12, 2013
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Alex Stone is a public defender who is tiring of defending people who are guilty. This short story is about what happens one day when she decides to take justice in her own hands.

Joel Goldman writes well and in this one he writes very cleverly in the first person and words of the accused murderer. The best thing about this very short story is the twist in the tail.

The story is too short for any real character development for Alex Stone and I have no idea of how Joel Goldman can build a new book series around this character. But having enjoyed his other books I'm sure the new series will be worth reading.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Legal thriller April 24, 2013
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A top-notch short from an author I never read before. This is a legal thriller told not from the point of view of a lawyer or a law clerk, but from the point of view of the defendant as he sits through trial. The story feels authentic and it appears that the author has some familiarity with criminal law and procedure. I recommend this work for those interested in legal thrillers or crime fiction.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Knife Fight March 7, 2013
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This was the first story I have read by Joel Goldman and it definitely made me want to read more! Although it was a short story and quick read,I found it to be very interesting. The twist that came at the ending was a surprise.Looking forward to reading more books from this author. I received this free and this is my honest review.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A really good story, although short! August 29, 2013
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Kind of Ho-Hum till you get to the meat of the story, which comes quickly! A quick read that you think will be another usual "Heroine Wins" situation. If this is the style of Joel Goldman's writing, I will keep looking for the next on that pops up! If you are about to take a short trip and are looking for a quick book to read. I strongly recommend this one.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Really like Joel Goldman! Write more books please! January 31, 2013
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I started out with the Lou Mason series and loved those.... then went on to the Jack Davis series and thought those were good as well. This book did make me want to read more about Alex Stone.... Keep in mind this is a "novella" and is only 22 pages long.... He creates very believable characters and his stories really keep you glued to the "pages". I recommend Joel Goldman to all! Thanks Joel and please please write more!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Knife Fight January 30, 2013
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Knife Fight was a good read--just too short but worth the cost anyway. Would recommend it to my reader friends.
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2.0 out of 5 stars did not like June 22, 2014
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Knife Fight
It is not not that well written. Story is somwhat shallow and slow moving. Would not recommend this book.
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For Travis Runnels every single day is a knife fight. Being in jail is just an occupational hazard for him. It is a public defender like Alex Stone who Travis is going to have to rely on to get him out of a death penalty murder case. The fact that she is a Jew and lesbian doesn't impress him any more than the fact he is an African-American impresses her.

It is an election year and Diego Hernandez is dead. That means the local district attorney, Kevin Watts, is running a tough on crime reelection campaign and isn't going to deal. Especially considering Travis’ prison record and the mountain of evidence against him. He is going to trial and all his attorney can do is sling some mud and hope to put a shadow or two of doubt in the minds of the jury. Travis and Alex are stuck together for the duration in more ways than one in Knife Fight: An Alex Stone Short Story by Joel Goldman.

This short story is a good one featuring plenty of courtroom action as well as quite a lot of action outside the courtroom. A number of characters and conflicting motivations are at work in a story that also offers up quite a few surprises along the way. The read is a good one.

Author provided a PDF of this short story a very long time ago for my objective review.

Kevin R. Tipple ©2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Knife Fight
The story was short but very very good. I hated that it ended. This author is very good, keep's everything together till the end, then he lets loose with the surprise ending. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sandra Richardson
5.0 out of 5 stars too short
Another interesting story. Joel Goldman is an excellent writer, he spins a good tale. The only downside it's too short.
Published 1 month ago by Teresa Snapp-Line
5.0 out of 5 stars Love The Series
I just started reading Joel's books and have to say, I absolutely love them! Alex Stone is quite the character; always wondered how defense attorneys handled the battle of their... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mimaw
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprised
I was surprised that it was a short story. Didn't know that going in. I thought it was an excellent read. Thought the ending was great. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ryan McNally
3.0 out of 5 stars SHORT STORY!
Ok - decent book, but I am ticked that I paid $3.99 for what basically was a short story ...and I mean short! Ugh! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Lori Gibbon
3.0 out of 5 stars Not his best
It is a good read, but does not measure up to his previous "Thriller" series, This series seems to be way too unbelievable.
Published 5 months ago by Douglas S Church
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent love the authors books
Would recommend this book if you like suspense and detective stories. One of my favorite authors. Can't wait for the next one.
Published 6 months ago by Donna L Wright
4.0 out of 5 stars Short and sweet
Sounds like Joel is setting us up for more from Travis.
Will Alex go down the same road as Lou Mason?
Published 6 months ago by Bryan Davey
5.0 out of 5 stars All round great book
Enjoy his story lines and especially the added humor! Have already started his next book "The Last Witness" and so far it's just as great!
Published 9 months ago by Wanda Long
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad
Definitely a different way to present the story. Writing it from the defendant's point of view definitely gave the story a different aspect.
Published 9 months ago by Ronald Benton
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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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