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Reckless Justice Paperback – 2 Sep 1999


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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Coronet Books; New edition edition (2 Sep 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340708387
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340708385
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 11.4 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,817,015 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Kessler is a British author of mystery novels and thrillers. Born into a Jewish family in London just before the swinging sixties, he dropped out of school at the age of 15. Shortly thereafter, he wrote a screenplay that he showed to his mother's cousin, movie director Clive Donner. Although never produced, the screenplay made Kessler realize that he wanted to become a writer.

But it wasn't until he was in his late thirties that he secured a publishing contract from Hodder Headline. He had four thrillers published by Hodder in the late nineties, but was then dropped, along with many other mid-list writers, during a slump in publishing. At the same time, he courted controversy by co-writing a book about the murder of Rachel Nickell called Who Really Killed Rachel? with Colin Stagg the man who had been falsely accused of the murder. The book (published in 1999 by a small publisher, after the major publishers turned it down) named Robert Napper as one of four credible suspects. Nine years later, Napper pleaded guilty to the crime after new DNA technology and other forensic evidence established his guilt.

Kessler made a comeback in 2009 when he signed a three book deal with the Avon division of HarperCollins UK for a series of books about a San Francisco lawyer, Alex Sedaka.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Helen Johnson on 17 Aug 2002
Format: Paperback
I haven't enjoyed a book this much in ages. And it's NOT just a technical thriller, whatever some people may say. It's got a really deep human element. The hero is a three-dimensional human being tormented by guilt and self-doubt. but at the same time, he's clever and determined.
What I liked was the way the author gradually built up the romance between the very unconventional hero and the girl on the jury that he initially intends to kill. Kessler handles the transition with masterful skill, really getting inside both characters.
And the showdown with the villain is a psychological tour-de-force!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nigel Farringdon on 29 July 2002
Format: Paperback
I like the legal thrillers of John Grisham and the Techno-thillers of Tom Clancy, but David Kessler seems to have found a magical way of combining the two genres.
This is a brilliant thriller telling a story of injustice, arrogance, revenge and guilt. The story describes the efforts of a man to exact revenge from the jurors who convicted his brother of rape and murder. This is a somewhat savage motive, but the jurors are not quite as innocent as one might think, and the vengeance-driven hero is not quite as heartless as he might at first appear.
But as he starts killing off the jurors, he also starts to confront the question of who did commit the crime that his brother was accused - and this starts him on a second quest.
I don't want to give away the ending, but all I will say is that it was quite a surprise - not to mention that proverbial "roller-coast ride" in getting there. It's a cliche I know, but when you read it you'll see what I mean.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Mar 2001
Format: Hardcover
Well thought out fast moving plot with good caracterisation and expertly researched background all contributes to the growing reputation of the new crime writer. Enjoy
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Format: Paperback
I don't usually rave over thrillers. (I did enjoy all four Dan Brown books - but so did practically everyone!) But this book really took my breath away. I won;t try to summarize it, but I did find it full of clever twists and turns. Every time I tried to guess what was going to happen next, the author threw a curve ball that caught me by surprise.
I can't wait to read some of his other books - I just hope they liveup to this one.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Sep 1999
Format: Paperback
The most pretentious, patronising amateurish crime book published for years. Pages and pages of incomprehensible computer-nerd jargon and a plot so full of holes that it would make a sieve depressed.I only finished it out of fascination to see if it could get any worse. It did.
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