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Reasonable Fear (Joe Dillard Series Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Scott Pratt
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Book Description

Three young women are found floating in a lake.

The suspect is one of the richest and most powerful men in Tennessee.

"Reasonable Fear" is the fourth of the bestselling Joe Dillard series offered by Scott Pratt. In this novel, Dillard has become the district attorney in Northeast Tennessee. He becomes heavily involved in the investigation with Sheriff Leon Bates and soon realizes that he is up against an enemy that he has never before encountered -- someone so rich and so powerful that the course of justice could be altered by money and political influence. But when bodies start showing up in his driveway and his family is threatened with termination, Dillard must ask himself a previously unthinkable question. His life, and the lives of his family, depend on the answer.

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About the Author

Scott Pratt was born in South Haven, Michigan, and grew up in Jonesborough, Tennessee. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from East Tennessee State University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee. He lives in Tennessee with his wife and four dogs.

Product Details

  • File Size: 892 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Phoenix Flying, Inc. (November 27, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,958 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Expect the unexpected! March 3, 2011
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It's hard to top some of the wonderful reviews already posted, but I just finished reading Reasonable Fear and once again Mr Pratt kept me reading late into the night (a work night at that) and I absolutely loved it. If there is one thing that I tell friends, whom I've recommended Pratt's novels to, it's to expect the unexpected in any Joe Dillard story. Well, when I got to Part 3, I had no idea how the author would pull off the ending of the novel,but he did it and left me wanting more.

Joe Dillard is a wonderful and complex character and I can't wait to read what life brings for him and his family in future novels.

Mr Pratt - Thanks for hours of reading enjoyment.....can't wait until your next novel is released, it will be on my Kindle the day it is.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 1 -3 is a charm, 4 + 5 miss go amuck May 27, 2013
By jlj
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I have just finished the third book in the Dillard series. In fact I read all three in three days, yes they are that good. Never slowed down, never bogged. Some of the time-lines threw me but never the story or the characters. I have read every John Sanford, every James Lee Burke, Michael Connelly, Earl Stanley Garner, so you know where I'm coming from if you've read them. I am NOT saying Pratt is better, but the Dillard stories and the characters Pratt creates are almost that good.
These stories are entertainment, it's fiction and intrigue. I would recommend these books to any fan of a good multilevel legal/police procedural stories, and is good that there are several more Dillard books to get to, so excuse me while I hit BUY on my Kindle.

UPDATE: this series fails and dies here on the 4th book. My review was based on the first 3 books and my review was misplaced here. I agree with the reviewer who stated totally irrational. Sorry Mr. Pratt, good luck w/# 6, I preview # 5 and won't gamble on it. Time to give Dillard a rest..
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not to be missed January 12, 2013
By Linda
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This is the fourth book in Scott Pratt's Joe Dillard series. I have read the previous three in the series, and each book develops the characters a little more. Even though each novel stands on its own, the author has a knack for reminding the reader of the past histories of the characters that significantly adds to the plot development. I look forward to the next installment in the series. The whole series is a great read.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but Light June 30, 2011
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This outing isn't quite as good as the previous three Joe Dillard legal thrillers, but it was a compelling page-turner none-the-less. I was sad to see that Pratt's book wasn't being published by a major publisher, and wondered why more readers hadn't caught onto the series. I hope to see Joe Dillard again, but this time I hope he spends more time in a courtroom, and less time acting like an action-hero.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 4th book January 28, 2014
By north1
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I read and loved the first 3 books in this series and didn't like this one at all. The author has turned a likeable character into a "holier than thou" egomaniac. The other characters in the book were not believable and I found the ending disappointing. I am hoping the next one is better.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great book turns into A giant letdown December 20, 2013
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What started off as another riveting book in the Joe Dillard series turned into a giant letdown whet part 3, the climax of the book was riddled with Chinese writing on virtually every second or third page leaving the reader to guess what happened on the previous page where all the action was happening. The reader was left to guess what had happened and piece it together with the next page. Most every thrilling (I am guessing) event was missing. Who died and how are left to guessing as well as details are opened to guessing. The first page of the second to last chapter...same thing. Why did Joe drop the charges and who is still alive are a guess.

If I had not already purchased the next books I would never read these again. As I have many other books and authors to read to try and get this huge disappointment out of my system.

With disgust,

NEIL A Corvene
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fast-Paced But All Too Predictable October 5, 2011
By zorba
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This is a simple book that starts with the bodies of three strippers being found in a lake and County DA Joe Dillard gets involved on page one and deals with the mystery till the final page. Pratt is a good writer, but this thriller is all action and not much else. It doesn't take you long to figure out how the book is going to shape up and the only surprise is that the ending requires a big dose of disbelief suspension. There are no real subplots. There are too many plot conveniences that exist only to make certain scenarios possible. And the ending leaves a few strings dangling. Good action-packed writing but a weak plot line. In my book, only an average effort.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lost its way June 14, 2014
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Yuck! I had read the third book first and was delighted to find a good legal thriller. So I bought the 5 book set. The first book is nowhere near as good as the third one and needed a lot of editing. The author writes well but the plot was over complicated and some parts needed to be edited out.

The second book was far better than the first book, although still not as good as the third. But trouble reared its ugly head when I read the 4th book (Reasonable Fear). This 4th book veered from a legal thriller into a spy/murder/revenge/bloody book. Further, there were waaaay too many typos, mispelled and mistyped words and repeated words. I felt that perhaps the author had too much success with the other 3 books and put this one out in a hurry, without someone to proof read it and he just pandered into blood and gore, which is a shame because the basic character of Joe Dillard is good, a well thought out and enjoyable "hero".

Hope the 5th one is better.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I am a fan of Joe Diillard
this is my third one. I enjoy the fact that each one is different. I will keep reading so keep them coming.
Published 1 day ago by kentP
4.0 out of 5 stars Page turner
What I like about this series is the characters are developing and the plots are compelling. Scott Pratt has established a really enjoyable franchise.
Published 2 days ago by Florida57
4.0 out of 5 stars The best storyline (so far)
I really liked "Reasonable Fear." I think it's the best of the four I've read so far in the series. It's a great story and, with a few exceptions, I found it realistic. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A fellow Tennessean
I love it! This book was well written and the characters described perfectly. I am from Knoxville, Tn so I'm quite familiar with the places in the book and I have the accent with... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Vickie Richardson
5.0 out of 5 stars Movie
This action packed legal thriller would make a box office smash. The characters are drawn in a believable manner. Go for it, Mr. Pratt.
Published 9 days ago by deb kauffman
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling and suspenseful
A terrific book by this author. This was the best book in this series so far. It was. Suspenseful thriller that kept me unable to put it down. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great thriller
Excellent flowing story in the Joe Dillard series. They just keep getting better and better! I can't wait to read the next book, Conflict of Interest.
Published 17 days ago by Lauri McCutcheon
5.0 out of 5 stars reasonable fear
Another great book from Scott Pratt . This book is ideal for vacation reading- keeps your interest throughout the book.
Published 22 days ago by Mark Hutchinson
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW
This book was excellent and everything that I've come to expect from Scott Pratt. It only took me a day and a half to read and it only took a couple of pages to hook me. Read more
Published 23 days ago by David W Preston
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to put down
I have read the first four of these books and have another three to read. The main character is a man who has many conflicts not only with his job but also with his family. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Pat
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Scott Pratt was born in South Haven, Michigan, and grew up in Jonesborough, Tennessee. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from East Tennessee State University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee. He lives in Johnson City, Tennessee, with his wife and four dogs.

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