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Hounded a book

1 rating: 4.0
An Andy Carpenter legal thriller by David Rosenfelt

Andy Carpenter isn’t sure what to think when he gets a mysterious phone call from a good friend, policeman Pete Stanton, asking him to drop everything, drive to an unfamiliar address, and bring his girlfriend, Laurie Collins. He certainly isn’t … see full wiki

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Another Good Andy Carpenter Tale but the Story is Too Similar to Previous Tales

  • May 16, 2014

Having just finished Rosenfelt's excellent Without Warning, I was eager to continue with my favorite fictional lawyer Andy Carpenter.  While Andy, Laurie, and Edna are off at a crossword puzzle tournament, Pete Stanton is at the scene of a murder.  Danny Diaz an ex-con is gunned down at his own front door.  Diaz had texted Pete to come as soon as possible, but Pete gets there too late.  It isn't too long before Pete is charged with Stanton's murder and he grudgingly must ask Andy to represent him.

As always Andy must assemble his team of Sam, Hike, Laurie and the indestructible Marcus to help him.  There is very compelling evidence against Pete and all that Andy has is that some mysterious heart attack victims that Pete was investigating may factor in to someone trying to frame Pete.

Andy is still his wisecracking self, though it seems a little less than previous books.  The story is pretty good but it seems like the same tale has been repeated by Rosenfelt throughout the series and with Pete now on trial, just about every character has been framed for murder in the previous books (Willie, Laurie, Andy, Sam).  Also, how Andy goes about his investigation and the actual trial (while the prosecution presents its case, Andy has no specific defense planned) has happened too many times the same way in previous books.  While readers new to the series will find this an excellent book, this book was just too similiar to previous stories that I give it between 3 and 4 stars.

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