Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Try Darkness Review & Giveaway
Ty Buchanan is living on the peaceful grounds of St. Monica's, far away from the glamorous life he led as a rising trial lawyer for a big L.A. firm. Recovering from the death of his fiancée and a false accusation of murder, Buchanan has found his previous ambitions unrewarding. Now he prefers offering legal services to the poor and the under-represented, from his "office" at local coffee bar The Freudian Sip. A mysterious woman with a six year old daughter comes to him for help. She's being illegally evicted from a downtown transient hotel, an interest represented by his old law firm and former best friend, Al Bradshaw. Buchanan won't back down. He's going to fight for the woman's rights.
But then she ends up dead, and the case moves from the courtroom to the streets. Determined to find the killer and protect the little girl, who has no last name and no other family, Buchanan finds he must depend on skills he never needed in the employ of a civil law firm.
About The Author:
A former trial lawyer associated with one of L.A.'s top law firms and later working out of an independent office, James Scott Bell has written over 300 articles on trial law, as well as six books for trial lawyers. Now a prolific fiction writer, he applies his in-depth knowledge of the justice system to his legal thrillers.
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I have never read any of James Scott Bell's previous books, so had nothing to compare Try Darkness with, but I was very impressed with this book.
I love mystery/suspense book and this was definitely one of the best I have read in the last few months (and I have read alot!). The writing is very easy to read and this book can be very quickly read (I read it in about 3 days, but had I really sat down with no distractions, it would have been less).
The characters are very real-to-life, as is the storyline. The book took a little bit for me to get into but overall, I was intrigued by the character of Ty Buchannan and will definitely go back to read about him in the other books in this series. The book kept me guessing with all the suspense and curveballs, and if you like suspense novels, then you will love Try Darkness!!!
I highly recommend it!
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