Wow! This one was just right for me. It's mildly humorous and witty, yet very compelling. I don't like the standard intense thrillers that become bestsellers. I want a more easygoing, normal tone to my stories. This one sounds like a story told by a good friend with self-deprecating humor and a relaxed voice. The story, however, builds and builds and is very, very good. It also helps that the main guy here is a lawyer without a billion-dollar practice--he's just a guy who muddles along. My wife is an attorney, and this is a lot closer to real life than the nonsense we see on TV and in legal bestsellers. Yet, even though real life is a lot more boring, the book is far from boring. It's hard to explain, but I loved this story and my wife is loving it right now as she reads it. I'm excited to read the next one in the series.
This is the first books in this series and it's great. Funny, laugh out loud sometimes, yet enough legal parts to it to satisfy even a Grissom fan. Love it.
This was my first book by this author and I am a fan now. I loved the main character-he has a sharp, clever wit. It's a fairly quick read and fast paced from beginning to end. It's a "Grisham" style legal thriller with laughs. Very enjoyable mystery filled with twists. I will definitely be reading more of this author and his Andy Carpenter character.
I hadn't heard of this author before and this is the second one of his books and I really like his character of Andy Carpenter, he writes with a humor and wit that reminds of the Perry Mason series and I have thoroughly enjoyed it.
For a first mystery, this is a fun and interesting read. The protagonist is a young lawyer, Andy Carpenter. He takes the case of a man in prison as a favor to his father, who was a D.A. His Dad dies and he continues on with the case. He a likable guy, with a quiky outlook and a fondness for his dog.
I recommend it.