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Capital Kill (Jeff Trask crime drama series Book 1) by [Rainer, Marc]
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"Jeff Trask is an Assistant U.S. Attorney who becomes embroiled in a high-stakes international case . . . Characters are well developed. The streets of Washington, D.C. come alive; those who have lived or worked in the nation's capital will recognize Rainer's cunning use of seedy locales to give the action in the book a realistic tone. Trask, an engaging main character, works to find out who is behind the heinous murders plaguing D.C.  Despite being extremely intelligent, he comes across as an everyman. The book's intense action, realistic tone and memorable characters will keep readers engrossed in this thriller with a superb payoff." Kirkus Reviews

"Marc Rainer has joined the ranks of trial attorneys turned fiction writers with Capital Kill, a legal thriller. Rainer introduces us to what may be the most diabolically inventive method of homicide since the south end of King Edward II met the north end of a red-hot poker. The climax is a blockbuster - it's as good as anything I've read in courtroom fiction." The Reporter

"A realistic and impeccably researched thriller with a 'ripped from the headlines' feel. The author's own experience as a criminal prosecutor in Washington, DC infuses this story with an air of credibility that cannot be ignored." Judge, Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards.

"The best crime drama I have read in a long time." Editor, EBookObsessed       

  "Mr. Rainer is capable of writing a hell of a good sentence. The writing is crisp, hard, nearly flawless. The love story woven in has a way of arriving with perfect pitch; it is warm and right. I can safely recommend Capital Kill to anyone who wants a thrill, scented with a world of truth."  Palmetto Reviews

From the Author

Many of the courtroom scenes in "Capital Kill" are taken from actual trials in which I have participated. I have tried to make this book as realistic a view into federal investigations and trials as possible.

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  • File Size: 2344 KB
  • Print Length: 333 pages
  • Publication Date: March 31, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007UXDQ2O
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As a lawyer and prosecutor, I love legal thrillers . . . with this one caveat: They must be realistic portrayals of the law enforcement community. Sadly, many legal thriller and crime novels do not achieve the level of realism that I demand.

THIS book, unlike so many others in this genre, portray law enforcement and the duties of prosecutors in a very realistic manner - without sacrificing drama or excitement.

I recommend this book for anybody who loves crime novels and lawyer novels, and who demands realistic portrayals of the people involved in those professions. 5-stars!
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This book should become the first of a sequel. If it does not, then I would be dissapointed. For one, it combines both a strong degree of realism and lively novel writing. The book breaks along the story line to develop the characters into people that one can readily imagine are alive. There is nothing unrealistic about the plot or the manner in which the crimes are solved and prosecuted. Yet, this is what a book of this type should accomplish. Real life criminal courts are filled with judges of varying temperaments, and the description of the screaming judge, Judge Pike, is done with reality and humor. The character trait of a new ivy league prosecutor whose sole talent is a family connection is another aspect of the book which brilliantly weaves a secondary plot into the main story. The author's main character manages to criticize both Donald Rumsfeld and Oliver Wendell Holmes junior in a manner in which lawyers and the general public alike will appreciate. There is a loyal bond between good police officers and prosecutors in real life, and this book brings that bond into the open. I unreservedly recommend that people who enjoy police, law, and crime novels read Capital Kill.
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Author Marc Rainer knows how to deliver. This novel has a great amount of realism throughout. It is apparent that Rainer knows the ins and outs of investigations as well as the courtroom. Based on this read I would say he was an excellent prosecutor that worked closely with law enforcement detectives and agents. He combined those experiences to present an extremely entertaining read containing twists and turns combined with humor and excitement throughout. All of this written with a strong measure of believability. Highly recommend this book for those that are interested in crime thriller's and court room drama.
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Rainer is so good that you will find yourself questioning the line between fiction and reality. Some of the best drama involves criminal investigation and courtroom action - Perry Mason, Matlock, The Practice, and JAG to name just a few. It captivates us all. But Rainer bleeds realism into this novel to the level that you will likely develop a new appreciation for federal prosecutors and law enforcement officers. The author's experience and writing skill will wrench your emotion, challenge your imagination, and leave you wondering how much of this he has really lived.
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I really enjoyed this courtroom drama. Since I am not in the legal field, it was really great that the author explained so much of the legal thinking that is involved in investigating and prosecuting a murder case. It seemed very realistic and believable. But there is a lot of wonderful humor as well. All in all, this is a great legal thriller, and I recommend it completely. I look forward to Marc Rainer's next novel.
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This is the 2nd book of his I read, but it's the first book he wrote. This book has incredible insight and so true-to-life, showing the shattered lives of people trying to do the right thing and the sacrifices they made, and the bad guys who get every good break there is and are always 2 steps ahead. This book is a great investigative/training piece for law enforcement and police procedural, showing the many people and agencies it takes to try and put one guy in prison, how an investigation gets put together, the dialogue and interaction between the police, the criminal element, and the courts is totally believable. It also speaks of how some people's egos and pettiness can jeopardize trial and investigations and how revenge can be taken to the limits.

There were gut-wrenching moments of sadness that had tears in your eyes and an anger that started building up inside you. This book was so intense and the last 25% was so fast-moving you couldn't turn the page fast enough. And then it was done, and you sat there with your adrenaline dropping, thinking- "What the hell? I don't want it to be over! How can it be over? Bring me another one!" I sure hope he writes more...
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There are many lawyers, I'm sure, who want to be "the next John Grisham," but few, if any, come close to Grisham's greatest attribute: the ability to tell a fascinating story incredibly well. It's frankly hard to believe this is Marc Rainer's first novel, the writing and story-telling are so good. I was drawn into the story immediately, and found myself reading almost non-stop during our recent vacation (I actually remember having the same sort of compulsion to keep reading when I began reading Grisham's "The Firm" while on vacation many years ago!). The characters in "Capital Kill" are well-drawn and three-dimensional, but it is the story itself -- a young federal prosecutor seeking to bring Jamaican drug gang leaders living in the United States to justice -- that is so compelling. The story has all the marks of someone who has seen all this "up close and personal". As a lawyer, I generally stay away from books about lawyers -- mainly because the stories aren't really that interesting. Marc Rainer -- like John Grisham -- is an exception. Highly recommended. Very much looking forward to the sequel.
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