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No Time To Run (Legal Thriller Featuring Michael Collins Book 1) by [Trafford, J.D.]
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Winner of the National Legal Fiction Writing Competition for Lawyers.

"No Time To Run" is a Top 20 Legal Thriller for Amazon Kindle.

"FIVE STARS: Michael Collins is hot, and Kermit Guillardo is a riot!" --- Lady Lawyer

Like John Grisham and D.W. Buffa, J.D. Trafford created a smart legal thriller that keeps the reader turning pages.

Michael Collins burned his suits and ties in a beautiful bonfire before leaving New York and taking up residence at Hut No. 7 in a run-down Mexican resort. He dropped-out, giving up a future of billable hours and big law firm paychecks. But, there are millions of dollars missing from a client's account and a lot of people who want Michael Collins to come back. When his girlfriend is accused of murder, he knows that there really isn't much choice.

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  • Print Length: 388 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005JADR92
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
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A great read, a mystery to make you want to keep reading.

This book kept me wondering exactly whether Michael could pull off saving his girlfriend, Andie, from a murder charge. The big problem he faced was having to leave the comfort of Hut #7. Could he go back into the big city life and take on all the different people to prove her innocence? Would Father Stiles break his vows to help? You must read this and find out.
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I enjoyed this series I a now one the 3rd in series it keeps my interest I don't want to put the book down
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa1ec16d8) out of 5 stars 418 reviews
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HASH(0xa223d408) out of 5 stars Thriller? Really??! it's a boring, unbelievable mess of a book Nov. 14 2012
By H. Hanford - Published on
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I don't know how this book got so many good reviews. It's a hot mess. In the middle of the book, I finally got interested, then hoped that it would take off and fill in all the huge gaps the author created. It didn't.

There's the bizarre side-kick Kermit (no, not the frog), who is a filthy, drugged out hippie who used to be brilliant with numbers but now suffers from PTSD, but never got treatment. The dialog that the author has him spouting would have been weird for the 70's, but is just plain ridiculous for 2012. There's Andie who has changed her name but never told her lover, Michael, about why, plus has a shady connection with the guy she supposedly killed, but never told Michael about that, either. There's Vatch, who is supposed to be a cruel, horrible FBI agent & human being by his description, and actions, but is actually in the right at the end. There's "the Professor" a Stanford educated, former FBI turned merc who is probably the most unbelievable erudite speaking, but cherry tobacco smoking character.

Then there's Michael, the "brilliant hero lawyer" of this novel. He's an arrogant, lazy, immature, drunk, who has done a lot of bad things, but thinks that giving away a bunch of money will fix everything. There's the Priest who inexplicably dresses up as Elvis and has counseled Michael, but the author only gives us a bit of a sentence here and there about it. Michael "can't face" what he's done, so why bother discussing it? The author tries to keep the audience in the "dark" but it's just annoying.

Spoiler Alert!

Michael runs though the book "escaping" the "mob", until a former cop clues him in that the mob doesn't send you Hallmark cards as a threat. DUH! He finally mans up and stops running and examines what's happened to him, then figures out the whole plot, which the author kindly explains in the last chapter. Uh, we figured it out from all the money he was dropping everywhere! Plus, he's built up to be this "hero" and he's actually guilty as hell - Grand Theft guilty, and yet, he's trying to get everyone to feel sorry for him that he's being prosecuted by the Attorney General. Just because he was set up by his boss - and his boss's secretary (begin unbelievable plot twist) - after the fact - didn't entitle him to steal $500 million dollars from a bad guy who was supposed to give that money back to the government to clean up Super Fund Sites. Michael is no better than the guy who embezzled it - in fact he's worse, because he's just sitting on $473 million dollars at the end, and living in a shack - when that money could have done so much good!!! But, no, everyone else is GUILTY, and he's living in a fool's paradise - Oh, wait, he's guilty as hell, and is a fool wasting away in Margarittaville. I'm really annoyed I spent time reading a poorly spelled and edited book that was so full of holes that it was a waste of the $3.00 I spent on it.

Please don't waste your time, and money on this book either.
48 of 50 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1a49d14) out of 5 stars who is providing these unbelieveable reviews ? Sept. 8 2012
By bluenoser (Zal D) - Published on
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gave up less than half through. nothing legal and nothing thrilling. it is not badly written per se but it is just a bunch of comic book style cliches with nothing happening . at least it was the right price. but how could it possibly have received so many positive reviews ???!!!
56 of 61 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa76c4ba0) out of 5 stars deus ex machina ... denique et denique Feb. 6 2012
By Wadu Eyno - Published on
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This book has been praised in the reviews as a great "beach read." That depends on how many pina coladas the reader has had. There are just too many unexplained major plot transitions --- including at the conclusion! The protagonist is just the luckiest dude going! Using terminology appropriate to the just-passed Super Bowl: It is (relatively) easy to write a story "between the 20s", but progressing through the "red zone" is what is really hard --- and this book does not accomplish that.

That's the big picture.

Getting back to the protagonist: The "legal thriller" literature is full of flawed attorneys who are noble at their core. Yet another such "hero" is justified only if s/he is engaging in some way, as are (for instance, in random order)) Dismas Hardy, Mike Daley, Mickey Haller, Victor Carl, and Rusty Sabich. The current guy just doesn't make the cut. This may be because the reader is not given the chance to get to know him --- but fleshing out characters is also really hard.

Both of the preceding issues largely nullify the many positives of the page-turning plot that the author has crafted. That's a shame.
76 of 85 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2823f30) out of 5 stars Loved this Sept. 7 2011
By DFwriter74 - Published on
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This summer I was looking for something new and had a hard time finding it. Then I stumbled onto "No Time to Run". All I can tell you is it's the best .99 cents I have spent in a very long time. It was fast paced, the characters had real depth (I agree with the other review on those points), and I didn't see the end coming. Simply, I just loved it. Thank you Amazon -- yet again you provide me content that comes out of nowhere and surprises the hell out of me. I hope Mr. Trafford writes more books soon. Definite talent!
36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1af7564) out of 5 stars Missing Something Sept. 4 2012
By DoubleM - Published on
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My book choices are heavily influenced by the ratings and comments, so this one was an easy choice. I kept waiting for the fireworks; waited and waited. I finished the book last night and am still puzzled by the high ratings and glowing comments. What did I miss? The characters are few and and most are passive, and the story lines aren't nearly as intriquing as I had hoped. With no disrespect to the author, it just wasn't a page turner for me.