Bury the Lead

Bury the Lead

eBook - 2007
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Northern New Jersey has a new local hero on its cultural crime turf.He's Andy Carpenter, the Paterson defense attorney who can sling a quip as fast as he can outmaneuver a snarling prosecutor. Acclaimed author David Rosenfelt's first novel, was nominated for an Edgar Award, now in this new novel, the intrepid lawyer is thrust into the spotlight where he risks becoming a media victim...of the most fatal kind. His streak of murder case acquittals made him a regular on cable talk shows. His recent $22 million inheritance bought him a dog rescue operation named the Tara Foundation after his own beloved golden retriever. Yet after turning down cases left and right, Andy Carpenter thinks he's facing a midlife crisis. When a friend, a newspaper owner, calls in a favor and asks him to protect his star reporter, Andy is less than thrilled. His new client is Daniel Cummings, a journalist who is being used as a mouthpiece by a brutal serial killer. Things only get worse when Daniel is discovered near the body of the murderer's latest victim. And after Andy himself starts collecting anonymous death threats, he hears the news every defense lawyer dreads...and moves to within a dangerous keystroke of becoming tomorrow's obituary.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 2007
ISBN: 9780446509718
Call Number: eBook

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Jan 18, 2018

This is the third in a series and I am happily looking forward to working my way through the entire series. The author does a nice job of offering some interesting twists and turns, the dialogue is witty, the characters are entertaining. What more could a reader ask for in terms of light entertainment for a few hours?

Dec 18, 2016

(The third book in the Andy Carpenter series)

May 28, 2015

Andy Carpenter is a smarmy, wise-ass attorney in Florida who lucked into some big bucks and plays a sort of part-time pro bono lawyer and full-time dog lover. The charm of the books is not in the mystery or the clever lawyering but in the witty chatter and lighthearted tone.

This particular case involves a newspaper reporter who follows some serial murders and ends up being charged as the murderer. Andy gets talked into representing him and soon begins to suspect that his client may actually be guilty. There are no big plot surprises after that, but the book will keep you amused for an evening or three.

Jul 07, 2011

Really enjoy this series. Lots of twists & turns with smart, funny dialogue.

May 03, 2011

I really like Rosenfelt's writing. It's concise, humorous, with unexpected nuggets of deep thought disguised seamlessly through the plot


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