Mistress of Justice Paperback – 5 Sep 2002
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Taylor Lockwood, jazz-playing paralegal heroine of Mistress of Justice, is one of the smart, sassy heroines in whom Jeffery Deaver specialised before he invented the austere paralysed criminalist Lincoln Rhyme. Like Rune in Manhattan is My Beat, Taylor is clever, but not quite as good at things as she thinks she is--she trusts a few too many people and lets her preconceptions get in her way; Deaver has always done a nice line in the detective who gets things wrong quite a lot of the time. Taylor is brought in by Reece, a Wall Street hot-shot, to work out who has stolen a crucial document, and where they have hidden it. Along the way, she uncovers most of the dirty little secrets of the partners of the firm and finds herself having to exercise judgement about each of them; she has refused to follow her father into the law because of her music, but she finds herself caught up in justice all the same.
This is an early book which Deaver has reworked--it has the technical slickness that is now his hallmark, but keeps the joie de vivre which it has to some extent replaced. --Roz Kaveney
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Deaver's writing style is concise and addictive. It's clever, quirky and enjoyable. His plots are well devised and well structured. They run smoothly and without a hitch.
This is a very good, very hig-class legal thriller, better than almost anything by John Grisham. the plot is complex and intriguing, and the lead character is very human and very likeable, with some very distinctive quirks which make her a pleasure to read about.
The book moves at great pace, and is a true page-turner. There are a couple of nice twists along the way, and, as is usual with Deaver, one final wallop right at the end.
Another very good book from Deaver...not quite his best, but i still reccomend that you read it. As i do with all his books.
It's a considerably less polished work then his later efforts - the characterisation, in particular, is far less studied and convincing than in the more recent novels - but it's still good fun. Deaver's trademark twists and turns are present although I saw the main twist coming - maybe I have read too many of this guy's books to have the wool pulled over my eyes!
Still, a diverting read - not up to the standard of "A Maiden's Grave" or the Lincoln Rhyme novels, but fun nonetheless and there are some nice little touches in the writing about the legal profession...
keeps going back and forth too much
did sample before i bought thinking
it would get better but i have read most
of his books and first time iam disappointed
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brilliant! Absolutely, stunningly unforgettably brilliant. I loved every single word of it
And what an amazing twist in the tail.
Read it, enjoy it!
I don't usually read this type of novel but it was bought for me. So, over eight years later I read it. Read morePublished on 25 Aug. 2013 by J
Free quick delivery and book in excellent condition for the price.Pleased to able to buy what I want and support the charity PDSA at the same time.Published on 25 July 2013 by elsie
Good book with all the usual twists but not quite the 'Deaver' I know but well worth the read.
Good price and delivered in timescale given.