Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thorsday Book Review: An Innocent Client

Another Kindle book, snagged for free, which was absolutely good luck!

by Scott Pratt
c. 2012

Joe Dillard is a defense attorney in Northeastern Tennessee, with a wife and two teenaged children, who's tired of the law and saving to retire early.  All he wants, he thinks is an innocent client.

A visiting preacher was found murdered and castrated in a motel room.  The TBI finds a suspect, a dancer in a strip joint, and arrest her.  She maintains to Joe that she's innocent; her boss, the woman who owns the bar, corroborates her claim.  The story alternates between Joe's viewpoint and that of the TBI agent, and is really well done.  The author is clearly intimately familiar with East Tennessee (having spent some years around Knoxville, his descriptions of weather and locale rang absolutely true), and with both the law and the courthouses in which the story occur (his description of the jail upstairs from the courthouse, and the prisoners blocking up the toilets to make it "rain" in the courthouse is a hoot); turns out he is both a lawyer and from East Tennessee.  I'll be on the lookout for more Joe Dillard books, so that has to say a lot for the author and his skill.  5/5

Next week, I'll be reviewing The Blond Duck's new book.  Some of you will love it!

And, since it's Thorsday, pop over to visit Karin and read a nice story about her boxer, Phoebe, at The Ritz.

Happy Thorsday, everyone.


Blond Duck said...

I'm on pins and needles to see what you think of mine. :)

Diane said...

Have a good weekend, Diane

Claire S. said...

Then run back to Amazon ! Book 2 'In Good Faith' is free at the moment. Not sure for how long. Book 1 is no longer free so they must be time limited.

SissySees said...

Sounds good. It's always a happy thing when a setting you're familiar with is accurately depicted...

Pam said...

Another good read! Have fun reading Blonde Duck's book next week.

Anonymous said...

When better to post a Phoebe story than on Thorsday?

Dexter said...

Oh goodie! Into the queue it goes!

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