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Patterson's latest legal thriller?featuring many of the same characters as his previous Degree of Guilt?spent 10 weeks on PW's bestseller list.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Lawyer Patterson's bloated sequel to his best-selling courtroom novel, Degree of Guilt (LJ 12/92), is already slated for television. His new work could have been cut in half by any diligent editor-30 pages of jury selection, for instance, is enough to glaze the eyes of the most dedicated crime reader. The intense dialog and plot, however, will grab fans of Scott Turow and John Grisham, and Patterson gives readers a convincing look at San Francisco's corrupt politics. The plot concerns the death of ne'er-do-well Ricardo Arias, who may or may not have committed suicide. Because of the widely publicized custody battle waged with Arias by his ex-wife and her lover, Christopher Paget (hero of Degree of Guilt), both are investigated and Paget indicted. The author's deeply felt antiviolence theme is smoothly integrated into the narrative. Expect demand.
--Joyce Smothers, Monmouth Cty. Lib., Manalapan, N.J.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This is a very good, interesting and smart legal thriller. He has also got a very good mystery built in. Read morePublished on April 11 2002 by John G. Hilliard
Once I picked up this book it was impossible to put down. The characters become so real. Patterson makes the characters members of the family. Read morePublished on March 20 2002 by Esther Lynn
this is a awesome book it talks about a divorce of two parents and a girl called elena that is caught between the fight for her. Read morePublished on May 18 2001 by Andres
I'm a great fan of Mr. RN Patterson and was not disapppointed with this one. Would recommend any of his legal mystery novels to anyone who likes a well written creative story.Published on March 26 2001
this was my first book by richard north patterson (rnp) which was kind of a mistake. little did i know that there were two books before this one about christopher paget, mary... Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2001 by Moe
I had never read any kind of thriller until accidentally picking up No Safe Place at a friends house. 5 books later and I am completely hooked. Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2001
This is the first Richard North Patterson book I've ever read and since reading this I guess I got hooked to all his books. Read morePublished on Dec 12 2000
First off if you have picked up 'Eyes of a Child' and haven't read 'Degree of Guilt' go get it NOW. 'Eyes' is a partial sequel and even though it can stand on its own, it makes... Read morePublished on Nov. 15 2000 by Jeff Edwards