Dead Center - Andy Carpenter, Bk 5 Author:David Rosenfelt If there aren't any real-life lawyers as entertaining, as witty and as willing to tilt at windmills as Andy Carpenter, Edgar-finalist Rosenfelt's engaging series hero, then there should be. — In Andy's fifth outing (after 2005's Sudden Death), the Paterson, N.J., lawyer, whose wealth allows him to work as seldom as he choos... more »es, is recovering from the loss of the love of his life, Laurie Collins, who has moved home to Findlay, Wis., to become the acting chief of police. When Laurie calls Andy for help after arresting 21-year-old Jeremy Davidson for murders that she thinks he didn't commit, Andy can't resist heading off to Findlay with his faithful dog, Tara. There's damning evidence against Jeremy, accused of killing two young women, one of whom he was romantically involved with. Andy is forced to pry into the closed society of Center City, home of the victims and a peculiar religious sect called the Centurions.« less
Rosenfelt really captures the contrast between towns like Paterson (where I grew up) and the midwest/small towns where I've also spent some time. This is another book that I couldn't put down. I'm really going to miss these characters once I finish the series.
I have yet to read a book by David Rosenfelt that I didn't enjoy. I received "Dead Center" a couple of days ago and I have already finished reading it. Once again, he does not disappoint. His writing style, sense of humor and ability to keep me in suspense will certainly compel me to keep reading more of his publications. He is one of my favorite authors. I highly recommend this book as well as all of the others he has written.
While I love the Andy Carpenter character and this series, this one would be my least favorite. It's a little off the beaten path, maybe because Andy was out of his element and I had this one figured out too soon. Still, a shocking twist, a few surprises and humorous situations kept it entertaining and enjoyable.