The Simple Truth

The Simple Truth

Book - 1998
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It's never what it seems...

Young attorney Michael Fiske broke the law when he took Rufus Harms's prison letter from the Supreme Court. But he also sealed his own fate. Suddenly everyone who has anything to do with Harms or his appeal mysteriously dies. Now Michael's brother John, a cop turned attorney, comes to Washington to find out why his brother was murdered--and what it had to do with a crime that Harms committed twenty-five years before. But the one man who can help John, the one man who knows what really happened more than two decades ago--and why--has escaped from prison and is running for his life.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c1998.
ISBN: 9780446523325
Branch Call Number: FIC Balda 3583mc 1
FIC Balda 3583ml 1
Characteristics: 470 p.


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Sep 24, 2016

Baldacci doesn't persuade with his main female character but then few male writers in legal thriller genre do. Her romantic interest in the protagonist beggars belief. And there are a few pretty far-fetched revelations and plot twists to keep the story going. I would only give it 2.5 stars. He has produced better books.

Interesting premise and lots of plot twists. I really enjoyed the story. As I am not familiar with USA justice system it took a while to understand the roll of the clerks and the flow of appeals, but the author provides enough background for non-american readers to enjoy the premise of the plot and the thrill of the chase.

Jun 15, 2015

Superior writing and plot.

Jun 07, 2015

It was okay but the book was difficult to get into and the pace seemed to slack at times. Nice twist at the end, though

Dec 05, 2013

Finished 12/2/2013

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