Mickey Haller, a California defense attorney, saves overhead in his law practice (and gives himself much needed freedom) by running his law office from the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car.
Haller defends the down-and-out: biker gangs, drug-dealers, prostitutes, con artists. He finds that winning court cases is rarely about what is actually ‘true’. Winning is about negotiations and manipulations of the laws of our great nation.
Haller gets the chanceto defend a ‘big-money client!
Haller is hired to defend a local Beverly Hills playboy who is accused of murdering a web-procured escort. The playboy claims to have been set-up for a fleecing.
Jason Bourne has regained some of his memories from his bout with amnesia thanks to Marie St. Jacques, a Canadian economist (who is now his wife) and his psychiatrist Morris Panov.
Jason is now living under his true name, David Webb. He and his wife are residents on a small university community in Maine. David (Jason) is a professor of Asian studies.
In the spy world, there is a new treat that the powers-that-me think that only the former Jason Bourne can solve. They stage a kidnapping of David’s (Jason’s) wife to force David to reenter the spy world.
For the month of December I am beginning to read all of the FBI Thrillers from Catherine Coulter in order. I am interested to learn how her writing as changed over the almost 20-year span of FBI Thrillers.
Sally Brainerd is on-the-run. After spending several months imprisoned in an asylum, she escapes to come home seeking assistance and witnesses the murder of her father. This dramatic event (along with the massive amounts of mind-altering drugs given at the asylum) has caused her to develop ‘event’ amnesia.
Sally runs to her aunt’s home in The Cove. The Cove is a picture postcard town known for its World’s Greatest Ice Cream recipe that brings lots of tourists into town.
FBI Special Agent James Quinlan arrives at The Cove shortly after Sally. Suddenly, this small town where ‘nothing’ ever happens is the scene of two murders.
A fun read.
(First thing I noticed- the author sometimes uses somewhat graphic sexual information to describe the characters that really cold have been far more effectively described less graphically.)
An ‘unidentified’ man is thrown into the waters just before a yacht blows up. He is adrift until a fishing boat rescues him. The ‘unidentified’ man claims to have amnesia from his head injuries.
This man is sent to shore by the heroic fishermen and is nursed back to health by a local ‘drunkard’ doctor. The doctor tries to assist him in finding his ‘lost’ self.
Through a series of flashbacks and mental images (and an imbedded microchip) the unidentified man comes to the knowledge that in his former life he access to 7.5 million Swiss francs, he has a connection to an agency called Treadstone, and his name is Jason Charles Bourne.
As you already know (unless you have been marooned on an island for the last twenty years), Bourne finds out that he is an assassin of sorts.
Complaint: I would have loved to have read this book in LARGE print. The type was so small, it was a chore. But I enjoyed the book!!!
This is a Prequel to The Pillars of the Earth (1989).
Edgar, the youngest (and the smartest) of three sons to a renowned boat builder falls in love. The problem- the young girl is married. They decide to run away and begin life in a village far away. Edgar is a superb boat builder himself. This should rather easy to do. (Disappearing is relatively easy in the Dark Ages- 9997 CE.)
The night of the planned escape, Vikings raid the villages and they kill Edgar’s one true love.
Edgar and his family (his mother and two older brothers) move to a small hamlet and try to resurrect a useless farm.
By chance, Edgar meets a noblewoman, newly married, the wife of the ruler of the surrounding lands. He is smitten. He vows to never fall in love again, but this woman has taken his eye.
Murder, treason, a new birth, flooding, illicit relationships of ‘devote’ Church leaders… all twist and turn to make this a great storyline.
I have not read the original trilogy, but I plan to do so!
FBI agent Dillion Savich is threatened by an arrestee, Marsia Gay. Gay seeks to do harm to all that Savich loves- Savich’s family.
While at the duty station, Savich starts receiving puzzle pieces to imply answers to an investigation. Three separate red boxes of lower, middle, and upper pieces of a hand-crafted puzzle. FBI agent Pippa Cinelli recognizes the town in the puzzle pieces and is sent to investigate.