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Dead Even
Dead Even
Author: Brad Meltzer
With his breakout New York Times bestseller, The Tenth Justice, Brad Meltzer asked us to consider a brutal question: How much can you really trust your friends? Now he pits husband against wife in a legal thriller with the most chilling ultimatum of all: Betray the person you love the most or risk losing them forever.Sara Tate, a Manhattan assis...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446607339
ISBN-10: 0446607339
Publication Date: 3/1/1999
Pages: 544
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 168 ratings
Publisher: Warner Vision
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Move over, John Grisham! Brad Meltzer is my new favorite! I loved what the Chicago Tribune had to say about it: "A gem of a plot ... so strong ... breezes along in high gear. Highly recommended!" I couldn't have said it better!
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Brad Meltzer has a writing style similar to John Grisham. Although not a literary genius, he can craft a good story with alot of intrique, suspense and some simplistic action scenes. This book is one of his better works because it really tackles the tension of a married couple forced to take different sides on a high profile court case.
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I loved the premise of the book...husband and wife pitted against each other racing against time, each with a desperate secret. A book filled with great suspense, wonderful witty dialogue, great character development, and enough suspense to keep you turning the pages long after your bedtime. Enjoy!
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I really enjoyed this one. A prosecuting attorney has a case, and her husband, a defense attorney gets hired as defense. Because of threats they are both doomed to stay on the case. Interesting plot twists, etc.
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great suspense novel, keeps you reading to find out how things get solved. went back many times to reread sections because I knew it was important. ended better than I thought.
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This is an older Meltzer book dating back to the late 90's, but its definitely a story that could happen in the present.

Husband Jared is pitted against wife Sara in a battle in the courtroom, but the verdict not only effects the the defendant, but the couple as well. See, they have both been told that if they lose the case, their spouse will be killed. Neither knows that their spouse has been threatened in this way.

Both lawyers are very competitive and with this new incentive, they hold nothing back to win. They begin to question whether they can trust one another---or anyone else for that matter.

This is a great page turner and a highly recommended read.
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I thought this legal thriller was great. Well developed characters (none that you could really root for), face paced and truly impossible to determine exactly what was going to happen. I have always been a fan of Brad Meltzer, I am not sure why it took me this long to read this one, but I am glad that I did, it reminded me how much I enjoy his novels.
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This is the first of Meltzer's books that I have read. I will definitely be reading all of his others! Well written suspenseful story line, interesting characters, difficult to put down. An excellent read!