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The Key to Justice (A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Only issue was setting out of the book, the paragraphs did flow correctly on my iPad kindle reader, for oce would have preferred the hard copy
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The story here is truly fascinating with an unforgettable and unpredictable ending. My complaint is that it is wrought on nearly every page with errors of punctuation, spelling and/or word choice, such as bare for bear and so on. It was frequent enough to become a distraction to me, my innate sense of good grammar and legalistic perfection being what it is. Most character development was interesting and quite good, though a bit uneven with some characters being left a bit shadowy for my taste.
I hope a good revision is forthcoming and a second effort will get better blue penciling.
I have been a fan of Gresham, Block and others who write in this genre but never have I seen such a true to life example of the frustration of defence counsel when trying to defend an almost indefensible accused.
I found myself wondering if there was any flaw in the plot, or in the imagery of the politics of the story but I could not find a single one.
If your budget only allows you to buy one Kindle novel in 2013, you will be missing out on a brilliant novel about the interface between police practice and ones own client: and to add a bit of spice to top it all off there is an ongoing very acrimonious fight between the defence counsel and the US IRS (not really much different to any national omnipotent Taxation Office
Content is worth a maximum of 4 stars. Quality of writing skills hardly reached 1 star.
After that, Carstens begins to introduce his main characters and the book moves along at rapid clip.
Legal mumbo jumbo is authentic, as it should be.
Dialogue and narrative are mostly pretty good, and darn good in places.
Character development is strong and you quickly build an affinity with them. Even the small characters are well drawn and help to hold your interest.
Cracker-jack mystery/who-dunit with Grisham-like twists
A surprise ending that, was a surprise- to me anyway. I didnt see it coming.
This book is a steal at .99 cents. It should be $2.99. Buy it before the author comes to his senses and raises the price.
This one was real. Nothing fell out of the sky and into the lap of Marc Kadella, the lawyer who had the monumental task of proving his client innocent of the heinous crimes. I appreciated the fact that he was real, honest and diligent. His home life was in tatters but he put that aside as much as possible. He did have a love interest but he had no time to develop it.
I felt I understood the legal process of the court system. The clever cover-up of respected Detective JW seemed insurmountable in its attention to detail. The political staging of the prosecution and its connections to the presiding judge added an additional challenge. (Think Grisham at his best!)
I especially enjoyed the story within the novel itself: Kadella's fight with the IRS. The fact that he won the tax battle gave my heart a lift.
The conclusion was an eye-opener as to what reality throws our way. Somehow, I had not considered this a possibility yet it all worked. An excellent read!