Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Wrong Man

I love a good murder mystery book and let me tell you David Ellis delivers in his latest book The Wrong Man. Filled with suspense, intrigue, unsuspected plot twists, and great character development this book leaves you wanting more! One of the best things for me when I read a good book is the ability to be able to visualize the characters and story in my mind and have the book take the form of a realistic movie playing out. David Ellis does an uber job of giving us just that. Every time you pick the book back up, its like a movie starting up after hitting pause and you cannot wait to find out what is going to happen to each character next.  

The book starts off with the murder of a young paralegal, Kathy Rubinkowski, on her way home from night-school, right before her 24th birthday. Police arrest a homeless Iraq war veteran, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder named Mike Stoller, who doesn't deny killing the woman, but has no real memory of that night either and was found with the murder weapon. After being approached by the suspect’s aunt, Jason Kolarich agrees to take what appears to be an open and shut insanity case only weeks before trial. With his client unwilling to talk about the details of the murder or any other information that could prove helpful to his case, Jason realizes how much on his own he is.
With the help of his legal team: Shauna, Bradley, Joel and a woman Jason meets named Tori Martin, they launch into investigating the background of the paralegal, Kathy Rubinikowski and soon stumble across some profound information that many are willing to kill to keep uncovered. Realizing the young paralegals murder was actually a hit to cover a terrorist conspiracy, the team races against the clock, the mob, an assassin known only as “Gin Rummy” and a wide network of wealthy American terrorist to save the life of not only an innocent man, but the city and countless lives as well from a terrorist strike. 

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