Robert Dugoni follows up his triumphant Jury Master with another scintillating novel that will cement his status as one the great legal thriller authors writing today.
Robert Dugoni graduated from Stanford University in journalism and worked for the Los Angeles Times before attending UCLA School of Law. He has practised law for 17 years, but has returned to writing and is a two-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Award.
For the low-tech world of audiobook recording, any move forward resounds with the heavy tread of technology's step. Lane's reading of Dugoni's legal thriller features the clever, realistic touch of rendering the book's ever-present telephone and cellphone conversations through static and slightly digitized reception. While only a small detail, the phone effect is evidence of an open-minded attitude to audiobook recording--one that looks for new ways to do the same old same old. Lane (a veteran of more than 100 audiobooks) reads unobtrusively but distinctively, artfully pausing for effect to underscore the domestic and legal tension in Dana Hill's life, whose already difficult juggling of work and personal life is further complicated by the murder of her twin brother. Lane manipulates pitch and tone to differentiate between characters, nicely avoiding overwrought voices, and his solid work amply redounds to his credit as a nuanced reader. Simultaneous release with the Warner hardcover (Reviews, Nov. 20). (Feb.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
'Reminiscent of the early John Grisham and should easily find its way onto the bestseller lists' - Library Journal 'All of Dugoni's characters have a fresh and believable edge ...' Publishers Weekly
In New York Times best-selling author Dugoni's (The Jury Master) latest, successful attorney Dana Hill's life begins to fall apart when her brother is murdered and she is diagnosed with breast cancer. Going to her husband for support, she learns he is having an affair. Rather than collapsing in self-pity, she decides to take control and starts investigating her brother's death. An examination of his life proves to Dana that she really didn't know him at all. As she digs deeper, the forces behind his murder want her out of the picture, and a man dressed as a policeman is killing people who might know the answers. Dana and the supporting characters are fascinating, helping to propel the narrative to its shocking conclusion. Comparisons to John Grisham's early works and David Baldacci's thrillers are easily warranted. Destined to damage the best sellers lists; for all fiction collections. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 10/15/06.]-Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.