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Death on a High Floor [Kindle Edition]

Charles Rosenberg
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When much-despised Marbury Marfan senior partner Simon Rafer turns up in a cold pool of blood with an ornate dagger in his back, it comes as a surprise to no one—least of all to Robert Tarza, who is first on the scene. A long-time partner at Marbury, Tarza knows dozens of attorneys in the firm who had good motive to want Rafer in the ground. But despite his own decades of conflict with Rafer—and a recent heated quarrel over a rare ancient coin Simon bought from him—Robert never imagined that homicide Detective Spritz would zero in on him as prime suspect.

As Spritz’s case builds with uncanny speed, Robert quickly falls from his respected position at Marbury to a criminal being dragged through the tabloids. Along with his kick-butt defense attorney, Jenna James, he is forced to play detective in a race to find the real killer—and uncovers a web of fraud amongst his closest colleagues in the process. In the end, only Jenna’s untested trial skills can keep him out of prison.

Revised edition: This edition of Death on a High Floor includes editorial revisions.

About the Author

Charles "Chuck" Rosenberg has been the credited legal script consultant to three prime-time television shows: L.A. Law, The Practice, and Boston Legal, as well as The Paper Chase (Showtime). During the O .J. Simpson criminal trial, he was one of two on-air legal analysts for E! Entertainment Television's live coverage of the trial. He also provided commentary for E!'s coverage of the Simpson civil trial. He is the author of the book The Trial of O.J. Simpson: How to Watch the Trial and Understand What's Really Going On (Publishing Partners 1994) and is a contributing author to the book Lawyers in Your Living Room! Law on Television (ABA Publishing 2009).

He has taught extensively as an adjunct law professor, including at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, the Loyola Law School International LLM Program in Bologna, Italy, the UCLA School of Law, the Pepperdine School of Law, and the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.

A graduate of the Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, Chuck currently practices in the Los Angeles area. He has been a partner in several law firms, including a large international firm. Currently, he is a partner in a three-lawyer firm. Chuck and his wife have lived in Los Angeles since the early 1970s. He is at work on a second novel.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1309 KB
  • Print Length: 562 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (28 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CD8AFOI
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars On eof the best for many years ! 13 July 2012
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Death On A High Floor: A Legal Thriller
This has to be one of the best legal thrillers I've read in many years, with a tight modern and most of all plausible plot set in Los Angeles in a law firm.
It was impressive that the characters were not all young sexy high flyers, so I felt at home with the age group :)
For me, the legal aspects of the story are brilliant, as I've just been reading about
"probable cause " in the US legal system.
Well done indeed to the author, I'll certainly be looking out for more.
Highly Recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Death on a High Floor 15 Jun 2014
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I enjoyed this book. A bit different and the main character was a bit irritating in places. There was some humour and I hadn't really guessed whodunnit for sure.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Never read this author before. 29 May 2014
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enjoyed READING this book. Never Heard of the author. Glad I tried it. I usually guess who did it before the end but not this time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Andrew 25 May 2014
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I really enjoyed this book, I had previously read Long Knives. It has the same main characters. Death on a High Floor should be read first.
The story has a good plot which seems to only have one conclusion but the twists and turns in particular in the court room made me want to not put it down.
I think the nearest equivalent is Raymond Chandler.
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Brilliant. Highly recommended. Couldn't put it down! Very powerful and yet another Author on my list to look out for.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bit middling 14 April 2014
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I bought because of the rave reviews and because I really loved Boston Legal which Rosenberg wrote for. But ...got going well, but then slowed down and became, I thought rather repetitive in the middle. I kept going then suddenly the murderer was named, and I did feel that it came hurriedly and out of the blue.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read 12 April 2014
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Well written book, Easy to follow and the ending is unexpected.
Was a recommendation to me and I am happy to recommend to others.
Was a bit slow in the middle but soon picked up again and was unable to put this book down.
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3.0 out of 5 stars High (T)Ides 11 April 2014
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Two murders a frame up of a prominent lawyer and unravelling the mystery. I enjoyed the yarn but for such a supposedly intelligent man the protagonist was helluva naive. The second character was also very unlikely even as a red herring.
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