Patterson and Gross have written a story of a grizzled and dedicated FBI agent, who has finally obtained enough evidence to bring the head of a mafia crime organization to trial after many years. The book starts with jury selection and the introduction of Andi, a single mom actress who really does not want to serve on the jury. Twists and turns in the plot line continue through the end of the book, which retains interest in the continuing search for the mafioso. The authors' styles mix beautifully between the hard-nosed detetive's narratives and the beautiful descriptions of nature, as the main characters travel from New York to Israel to Chile. Read by Joe Mantenega, he gives just the right accents, the right inflections, the right nuance throughout. Engrossing and enjoyable!
This book renewed my faith in Mr Patterson. I was not a fan of his other series but when this audio book was given to me I thought I would give him another chance. I don't know if it was Joe Mantegna reading it (I love that guy) but my interest was held throughout. I loved the Sopranos series and this book is full of Mafia bad guys. I thought the ending was a bit weak and mushy but at least I wanted to listen to the end.
Another winner from James Patterson. A powerful mobster is captured and put on trial. And, after they are selected, bad things start happening to the jurors. Even the trial judge begins acting strangely and like she's being pressured. Will they cave in and give this dispicable mobster his freedom? Or, will justice prevail? There's quite a bit of courtroom drama, but it's a good read and well worth the time spent.
Not Pattersons best, but defintiely worth your time. It takes about 100 pages for the story to really get going, but once it does, its a good thrill ride that is typical Patterson. I would recommend this to any Patterson fan, or fan of suspense novels. Good beach read.
Not wanting to do jury duty, Angie ends up being juror # 11 in a trial where the accused is a crime boss. FBI agent Nick has been tracking this killer for years. An explosion ends the trial but Angie and Nick track the killer on their own. Book kept my interest all the way.
In my opinion, not one of his best. The details were not realistic. I work in a courtroom and I guarantee you there is no way a judge would ever talk to a juror off the record in chambers without counsel present. That is a mistrial waiting to happen.
Failing to escape jury duty, aspiring actress Andie DeGrasse ends up as Juror #11 in a landmark case. In this new Trial of the Century, a Mafia don known as the Electrician is linked to hundreds of gruesome crimes. Tracking this ruthless killer for years, senior FBI agent Nick Pellisante fears that the defendant's power reaches far beyond the courtroom, even if the FBI's evidence is ironclad. Just as the jury finishes deliberations, the Electrician makes a devastating move that shocks the entire nation.... and shatters Andie's world.. Now she and Pellisante must hunt for the Electricion... before he executes his most horrifying endgame..
AN EXCELLENT BOOK... I love this longer style book too...
Bestsellers Patterson and Gross (Lifeguard) once again deliver what their fans expect in this slapdash revenge thriller. When mob godfather Dominic Cavello is finally brought to trial by FBI agent Nick Pellisante, his longtime nemesis, the accused is strangely unconcerned even as a parade of his former criminal associates finger him as having ordered a hit on a corrupt businessman. The gangster's plan to intimidate the decision-makers at his trial reaches its climax when he arranges for a bomb to blow up the bus transporting the jury. The sole survivor teams up with Pellisante to make Cavello pay.
Wonderful audio book! I agree with the other reviewers - Joe Mantegna made the story believable. He is terrific. My drive to work was just not long enough. I looked forward to the commute as I could not wait to hear the next chapter. Great story that keeps your interest all the way to the end. Highly recommended.
I really enjoyed this book. i'm an avid fan of patterson, especially
the women's murder club series. This book was just as good as those.
i hope he takes the characters in this book and makes them into a series too.
I love James Patterson and no matter what the story is, its always great and he seems to always "get me" in the end. I think I have figured it all out, and then there is something else... great, great story!
Failing to escape jury duty, aspiring actress Andie DeGrasse ends up as Juror #11 in a landmark case. In this new Trial of the Century, a Mafia don known as the Electrician is linked to hundreds of gruesome crimes. Tracking the ruthless killer for years, senior FBI agent Nick Pellisante fears that the defendent;s pwer reaches beyond the courtroom, even if the FBI's evidence is ironclad. Just as the jury finishes deliberations, the Electrician makes a devestating move that shocks the entire nation...and shatters Andie's world. Now she and Pellisante must hunt for the Electrician...before he executes his most horrifying endgame.
This is, in fact, the large print edition of this novel, purchased from the Large Print Book Club -- it is certainly easy to read! PBS wouldn't accept the actual isbn on the book so I just used the one from the regular-print novel. The novel is terrific, a fast moving and exciting plot -- recommended reading!
My mom called it a "hum-doozy", whatever that is. I guess it describes it pretty well. Action at every turn of the page all over the world. Not much more you could ask for from a thriller, really. FBI, mobsters, courtroom drama, vigilante justice. Yep, that just about covers it.
Another WOW book for me completed by James Patterson! This book was non-stop action from start to finish. It is Law N Order meets Sopranos all rolled into one. The book had passion! Thought and perfect timing on every point! The end was even better. Just when you thought it was all over it continued that extra leap. It made me wanting more for the book to continue on yet it was the PERFECT ending to a wonderful thrill ride! Way to go James Patterson on another awesome book!
Not Patterson at his best. Reads like a made for a movie script.
Especially when the hero has the assassin in his gun sight and shoots him in the leg (instead of shooting to kill) and the assassin then chases the hero through the town with a bullet in his leg. Enough, already!
From #1 bestselling author James Patterson comes the ultimate legal thriller where the judge and jury are terrified. The verdict: run for your life. Failing to escapejury duty, aspiring actress Andie DeGrasse ends up as Juror #11 in a landmark case. In this new Trial of the Century a Mafia don known as the Electrician is linked to hundreds os gruesome crimes. Tracking this ruthless killer for years, senior FBI agent, Nick Pellissante fears that the defendant's power reaches far beyond the courtroom, even if the FBI's evidence is ironclad. Just as the jury finishes deliberations, the Electrician makes a devastating move that shocks the entire nation - and shatters Andie's world. Now she and Pellisante must hunt for the Electrician .. before he executes his most horrifying endgame.