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Past Due

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Legal Thriller by William Lashner

Lashner's latest, his fourth and longest, is another big and beautifully written saga, narrated by righteous, melancholy Philadelphia lawyer Victor Carl. Though the book is nominally a legal thriller, the Dickensian atmospherics command as much notice … see full wiki

Author: William Lashner
Genre: Legal Fiction, Mystery
Publisher: HarperTorch
Date Published: April 26, 2005
1 review about Past Due

Weak Follow-up to Previous Victor Carl Stories

  • May 11, 2009
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I was greatly disappointed with this book that is lacking the dynamic and intriguing characters of previous Victor Carl books (Specifically, Hostile Witness). Also, I remember the tension and integrety questions of the previous book I mentioned as Victor takes money to basically railroad an innocent man, bankrupts another man, and sleeps with a key witness in a murder tria. I really had to push myself to get through this one. It is also lacking the great interaction with his partner Beth who was prevelent in previous efforts.

I did not care about Joey "Cheaps" Parma and finding his killer nor did I find it the least bit interesting how Joey and his partner stole the suitcase.

I compare Lashner to David Rosenfelt who has been writing Andy Carpenter stories. His books seem to keep the flow of the characters from book to book and all his follow-ups to his brilliant first novel were good in their own right. I hope Mr. Lashner really plans out his next Victor Carl effort or he will lose this reader.

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