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Cold Truth (Lou Mason Thrillers) [Kindle Edition]

Joel Goldman
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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"A legal thriller written the way criminal law should be practiced: from the gut...One of the premier crime novels of the year."

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If it bleeds, it leads and Gina Davenport's death led the local news that day.

News cameraman, Ted Phillips, captured the plunge of therapist and best selling author, Gina Davenport, from an eighth story window - live - on what had begun as a slow news day. The shattered glass fell like rain. The camera rolled. And Davenport lay mangled on the concrete as a dark pool of blood spread out from her head.

Was it suicide, or cold-blooded murder? 

Attorney Lou Mason had no doubt it was murder. Suicides jump out of open windows. Murderers break the glass. He couldn't keep his mind off Gina Davenport's murder. How could he? When an enigmatic young woman turns herself in, claiming she murdered Davenport, Mason takes the case. But something about her story just doesn't add up. Trying to crack the case, Mason dives deep into a black market underworld  -- one run on drugs and dirty money where truth comes at the highest possible price - life. 

Cold Truth delivers riveting, page-turning twists and turns in the tradition of crime author James Patterson. 

Get in on the twists, turns, and unbridled suspense and get your copy today! 

If you love reading Lee Child, Michael Connelly, and John Grisham, you won't want to miss the other books in the Lou Mason series, Motion to Kill, The Last Witness, Deadlocked, and Final Judgement.

"Joel Goldman is the real deal. In Cold Truth, Lou Mason goes his namesake Perry one better and ought to make Kansas City a must-stop on the lawyer/thriller map." ~John Lescroart, bestselling author of The First Law 

"Wanted for good writing: Joel Goldman strikes again with Cold Truth." ~The Kansas City Star 

"Joel Goldman's Cold Truth offers us a fast-paced legal thriller...This one makes good beach reading." The Pilot Southern Pines, N.C. 

"It's a suspenseful, gritty story that keeps the reader engrossed till the very end." The Facts, Brazosport, TX 

You're hooked on the Lou Mason Thriller Series...now start in on the Jack Davis Thriller Series with 3 books of page turning suspense in Shake Down, The Dead Man, and No Way Out

You'll also want to buy the first book in the new Alex Stone Thriller Series, Stone Cold. Get yours now and get ready for some unstoppable excitement!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1015 KB
  • Print Length: 372 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1466276576
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Joel Goldman; 1 edition (Aug. 22 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ISEWGW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,865 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Winner April 17 2004
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
If you haven't read any of Joel Goldman's Lou Mason books, you're really missing out. The Last Witness was nominated for the Edgar Award, and now we are treated with Cold Truth. I won't bother with a synopsis. You can get that elsewhere. Just know that Goldman keeps to form, providing an entertaining read with that great lawyer Lou Mason. Mason makes the stories special. Don't miss this one, or any of the others. Well worth your time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars solid legal thriller Feb. 1 2004
By Harriet Klausner TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Mass Market Paperback
In Kansas City, TV news reporters catch nationally syndicated popular psychiatrist Dr. Gina Davenport falling from her eighth floor office to her death. Her local radio station manager Arthur Hackett and his wife Carol hire lawyer Lou Mason to defend their troubled twenty-one year old daughter Jordan, who confesses that she pushed the doctor out the window.
Lou has doubts as some discrepancies exist in Jordan's account of the event and her actions leading to the murder. Instead he wonders whether former felon, the Svengali-like Centurion Johnson, head of Sanctuary, a place for troubled youth that includes Jordan who is living there, is influencing his client. If the answer is yes as he suspects he wonders how to prove this is so when Jordan seems uninterested in helping her own defense.
Though Lou's latest falling in love is fun, Abby Lieberman' "side confession" is a distracter from a solid legal thriller that never slows down until the final attempt on the hero's life. Lou is a delightful protagonist who tries to do the right thing by his client, but as usual ends up in deep trouble just trying to survive. The support cast, both those recurring and those unique to this plot, provide depth to either the investigation or Lou. Joel Goldman provides another fine tale.
Harriet Klausner
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars solid legal thriller Feb. 1 2004
By Harriet Klausner - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
In Kansas City, TV news reporters catch nationally syndicated popular psychiatrist Dr. Gina Davenport falling from her eighth floor office to her death. Her local radio station manager Arthur Hackett and his wife Carol hire lawyer Lou Mason to defend their troubled twenty-one year old daughter Jordan, who confesses that she pushed the doctor out the window.
Lou has doubts as some discrepancies exist in Jordan's account of the event and her actions leading to the murder. Instead he wonders whether former felon, the Svengali-like Centurion Johnson, head of Sanctuary, a place for troubled youth that includes Jordan who is living there, is influencing his client. If the answer is yes as he suspects he wonders how to prove this is so when Jordan seems uninterested in helping her own defense.
Though Lou's latest falling in love is fun, Abby Lieberman' "side confession" is a distracter from a solid legal thriller that never slows down until the final attempt on the hero's life. Lou is a delightful protagonist who tries to do the right thing by his client, but as usual ends up in deep trouble just trying to survive. The support cast, both those recurring and those unique to this plot, provide depth to either the investigation or Lou. Joel Goldman provides another fine tale.
Harriet Klausner
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a Try Oct. 23 2011
By skhoov - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my review. Attorney Lou Mason is caught in a tangle of deception as he attempts to defend a troubled young woman (Jordan Hackett) accused of double murder. Multiple suspects are found and none fit just right except Jordan. I agree with what another reviewer said about this book, "I had a hard time keeping all the characters straight as Goldman introduced them at a rapid-fire pace, resulting in many character sketches but few fully realized personalities." The main story was interesting enough but the ending was a surprise. Not usually my type of book, but worth the read.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting mystery Sept. 5 2011
By SimonSnickers - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
(Note: I received a free Kindle copy of this book in exchange for my review.)

In Cold Truth, attorney Lou Mason is caught in a tangle of deceit and multiple suspects as he attempts to defend a troubled girl accused of double murder.

I had a hard time keeping all the characters straight as Goldman introduced them at a rapid-fire pace, resulting in many character sketches but few fully realized personalities. The mystery itself was interesting enough, and I didn't suspect the ending.

Overall, I didn't much care about any of the characters, and a romance kindled between Lou and another character seemed abrupt and not very believable - more of a plot device than a real interest between the characters.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected ending Nov. 26 2012
By K. Dummer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
COLD TRUTH by Joel Goldman is worth the read. Mr. Goldman is a very skilled wordsmith as well as complex storyteller. The ending was unexpected, which makes for a satisfying read!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love.Joel Goldman Oct. 22 2013
By EllieJF - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The Lou Mason series is great. Lots of interesting characters. Love the Kansas City area history lesson in every book. Can't wait for the next book to be released.
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"The practice of law is not about the pursuit of justice," a professor of Mason's once told him. "The practice of law is about the economic resolution of disputes. Justice is too elusive for mere mortals." &quote;
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