Book Reviews of Deadlocked

Author: Joel Goldman
ISBN-13: 9780786016082
ISBN-10: 0786016086
Publication Date: 1/1/2005
Pages: 407
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
As a heat wave stifles Kansas City, a death row inmate is served his final meal, makes his final confession, and uses his final breath to proclaim his innocence. For fifteen years Ryan Kowalczyk denied having slaughters a young couple in their car as their three year old lay sleeping in the back seat. But when his friend Whitney King, who also stood accuses, turned against him, his fate was sealed........

Attorney Lou Mason understands the pain of being orphaned, so when the victims' now teenage son asks for heip in suing blueblood King---who got off scot free---Lou can't turn him down. Coincidentally, Kowalczyk's mother wants to hire him for the same purpose. And things get even more interesting once Lou discovers that four of the jurors on the original case died violently......while the rest have disappeared.

Now, with each sweltering day that passes, it becomes clearer that someone will do whatever it takes from making death threats to carrying them out to stop Mason in his tracks. The deeper he probes, the greater the danger---until the past and present collide in an explosion of deceit, corruption and murder......
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Helpful Score: 2
Who else is able to make Kansas City sound like a hotbed of danger and intrigue? Very enjoyable book in the attorney Lou Mason series.
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Helpful Score: 1
A previous reviewer is quite right, you get the unholy effects of summer heat in Kansas City vividly depicted in this legal thriller. I enjoyed Joel Goldman's lawyer, Lou Mason, as a man who works with his mind, amid tragic events, and he has a viewpoint. His characters seem real; lots of women as cops, relatives and just those caught in tragedy, displaying all the emotions; they are just as confused and ignorant about what to do as most real life people in the same circumstances; par for the course. Mason cares for them all; and tries to find answers. And the evil characters are exactly that, without remorse. My kind of guy; not a hard,
manipulating Lawyer, though there are those in the book also.