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5.0 out of 5 stars Martin J. Smith is a master of suspense
In Pittsburgh, police are investigating the apparent unsuccessful suicide attempt of an Alzheimer's patient, Floss Underhill, a member of a prominent political family. Because of physical evidence and an eyewitness statement, law enforcement officials are looking into possible foul play by Floss' husband and primary caregiver, former Gov. Vincent Underhill. The family...
Published on 19 Jan 1999

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3.0 out of 5 stars A slow burning thriller
This is a slow burning book that for most of it I had to encourage myself to stick with it. The build up seemed to take a long time but the ending was exciting and there is a small twist that I wasn't expecting. I also felt that the story lacked that 'believability' - what are the chances that the partner of the lawyer also knows the families mum? However I did feel...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Martin J. Smith is a master of suspense, 19 Jan 1999
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In Pittsburgh, police are investigating the apparent unsuccessful suicide attempt of an Alzheimer's patient, Floss Underhill, a member of a prominent political family. Because of physical evidence and an eyewitness statement, law enforcement officials are looking into possible foul play by Floss' husband and primary caregiver, former Gov. Vincent Underhill. The family hires highly regarded defense attorney Brenna Kennedy to provide them legal protection, advice, and a defense, if necessary.
Brenna's mate is psychologist Jim Christensen, who is studying how Alzheimer's patients communicate through drawings. Jim and Brenna work closely together to insure that the Underhills have the best legal (and medical) defense possible even as the team has private doubts about what is actually the truth.
SHADOW IMAGE is a great mixing of elements from the legal thriller with that from medical novels (a la Cook), a blend that makes this work one of the best books of the year. The characters are all top rate with their motives very obvious, especially the lead protagonists and the Underhills. However, it is the premise of the story line -- that our legal system is built around the faulty memories of the victims -- that is brilliantly portrayed. This reviewer strongly recommends this novel and Smith's previous work, TIME RELEASE, for some mind-boggling stories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!, 3 May 1999
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This book hooked me from the first page. It's a terrific page turner. Do yourself a favor and order Time Release at the same time because when you finish this, you'll want to read more by Martin J. Smith.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A slow burning thriller, 25 Jun 2014
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This is a slow burning book that for most of it I had to encourage myself to stick with it. The build up seemed to take a long time but the ending was exciting and there is a small twist that I wasn't expecting. I also felt that the story lacked that 'believability' - what are the chances that the partner of the lawyer also knows the families mum? However I did feel satisfied when I finished the book, and that's the whole point of reading isn't it?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 26 April 2014
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Brilliant novel just loved it couldn't put it down real thriller had you wanting more recommend this book to everyone now for the next book
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