- File Size: 463 KB
- Print Length: 395 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Phoenix Flying LLC (December 13, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 13, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009WQ9YMS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,151 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Starred Review. Former attorney Pratt delves into rural Tennessee law and politics in this brilliantly executed debut. When a preacher is murdered after visiting an infamous strip club, the club's owner hires jaded attorney Joe Dillard to defend Angel Christian, a beautiful waitress accused of the crime. Dillard, savvy but cynical, wants to quit doing criminal defense, but he can't resist the chance to represent someone who might actually be innocent. His drug-addicted sister has just been released from prison and his mother is succumbing to Alzheimer's, but Dillard's commitment to the case never wavers despite the personal troubles and professional demands that threaten to destroy him. Pratt's richly developed characters are vivid and believable, especially the strong Southern women who fight their male-dominated culture from behind a facade of vulnerability. Readers will eagerly anticipate Dillard's further adventures. (Nov.)
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|An Innocent Client||In Good Faith||Injustice For All||Reasonable Fear|
|Point of View||First Person Past / Third Person Past||First Person Past / Third Person Past||First Person Present||First Person Past / Third Person Past|
|Thematic Elements||Forgiveness, Redemption, Acceptance||Evil is Real, Fear of the Unknown, Overcoming Evil||Injustice, Family Loyalty, Karma||Corruption, Vigilantism, Survival|
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|Series||Joe Dillard - Book 1||Joe Dillard - Book 2||Joe Dillard - Book 3||Joe Dillard - Book 4|
|Conflict of Interest||Blood Money||A Crime of Passion||Judgment Cometh|
|Point of View||First Person Past / Third Person Past||First Person Past / Third Person Past||First Person Past / Third Person Past||First Person Past / Third Person Past|
|Thematic Elements||Jealousy, Courage, Family||Greed, Cunning, Personal Growth||Hubris, Deceit, Revenge||Faith, Duty, Necessity of Violence|
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|Series||Joe Dillard - Book 5||Joe Dillard - Book 6||Joe Dillard - Book 7||Joe Dillard - Book 8|
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Dammit, hope I didn't pay Amazon much for this.
This book was fun; a quick read and fast-paced legal thriller. The description of the relationship between Joe and the judges is remarkably true to life (in some cases) and I was not at all surprised to learn that the author is a lawyer.
I also enjoyed the fact that almost every woman in the book was a strong character who could more than hold her own. Even Sarah, the weakest character, did the right thing in the end.
I'm looking forward to reading more books in the series.
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The book is very light on the courtroom action with the outcome very obvious from the early stages of the book. Having said that, I found it an enjoyable read and an admirable first foray into a crowded market.
The let down for me was the cliches characters, the defensive lawyer with a heart of gold and a family to match, the corrupt prosecution and police team, irascible judges, a madam straight out Dolly world and an "innocent" defendant who again from an early stage was clearly not all she seemed to be.
On the up side Mr Pratt is an entertaining writer with a lot to work with.
The downside - and the reason for the three star rating - is that the central mystery isn't intriguing or complex enough to sustain a full-length novel. Consequently, there is an awful lot of padding. There isn't much courtroom action either, which is disappointing in a legal thriller. The plot is resolved elsewhere, which meant that the scenes in court fell a bit flat. However, there are a couple of good twists at the end which make it worth persevering. Three and a half stars would be a fair assessment.
The only real mystery, to me, was the very final page where the author explains that this is a self published book and he'd appreciate a review on Amazon to help promote the books. I am more than happy to do so, my puzzle is why no published has not taken up his books and promoting them in bookshops? They are certainly good enough. I have also read book #2 and have the third ready to read.
As well as having a strong core concept and very believable characterizations, it flows well, is well edited, and always leaves you waiting to see what will happen next at the end of each chapter in a way that is of course as enjoyable as it is infuriating!
Those that enjoy John Grisham will certainly enjoy this book, although it would be wrong to assume due to this that the author does not have his own voice, or that that story is rather cookie-cutter or "in the style of."
Because I'm such a picky-arse I won't let him off the hook regarding mistakes because I don't other authors. There were apostrophe errors and the odd missed word too but nothing too horrendous.
I do like his dedication the start of the book as well.
There were some highly amusing lines throughout despite the serious story which I appreciated along with the-most-bizarre-passage-in-a-book award for "after the cat found the dick" !!
I would highly recommend this new author to anyone. Give him a try.
But overall it was a very good story, a great read and an extremely impressive first novel. I loved the twist at the end.. priceless!
I'll certainly read more by this author.
4 Stars and recommended.
The characters come to life immediately and there is not page after page of trying to figure out who's who and whether they matter or not. I was surprised at every turn and didn't even guess about the outcomes of several of the stories. Totally recommended reading.