legal thriller

Ways of the Dead

By Neely Tucker
4
Rated by Don M.
Oct 21, 2015

This is a gritty urban tale but it is also a look at how newspaper reporters go about their business. This is a well-constructed thriller by a former reporter for the Washington Post. When the daughter of a judge is murdered, Sully Carter is assigned the job even though Carter has had problems with the judge in the past.(The judge lied, but Carter couldn't prove it.) Carter finds that things are not what they seem to be! Tucker has left deftly placed clues throughout the novel that point to a great ending.  I admire the craft he used and thoroughly enjoyed the novel!

The Wrong Man

By Ellis, David
4
Rated by Don M.
Jan 23, 2015

Following The Hidden Man and Breach of Trust, The Wrong Man is third in the Jason Kolarich mystery series. To help out a colleague, Kolarich agrees to defend a homeless Iraqi war vet on a charge of murder, fully expecting he will only be going through the motions. However, the more he digs into the case, the more he thinks his client is innocent. There is plenty of legal maneuvering but it doesn’t hinder the plot from moving along. This thriller is well paced, humorous and entertaining!