Assistant District Attorney Andrew Giobertti has been working
in the Appeals Office in Brooklyn. Giobertti's job in this
bureau was so routine and boring - you never see a jury, never see a
defendant and never see a judge. This, by no means, compared
to the excitement of working in homocide. Giobertti ended up
in appeals because of a botched case, the difficult time he had over
his daughter's death and the separation from his wife.
Normally, when someone is sent to the appeals division, they are
there until they retire.
Much to Giobertti's surprise, he was
made an offer that sounded too good to be true. Giobertti is
told that he can return to homicide if he will prosecute the case of
the death of a bordega owner. Giobertti is suspicious as to
why he was being asked to take this case. It was previously in
the hands of prosecutor Laurel Ashfield. Was he just being
paranoid or was something not quite right with this offer? No
matter what, Giobertti knew this was a chance to redeem himself.
Giobertti wants to be sure to follow the rules on this
case. However, he is finding it very difficult. He is
assigned to work with Laurel Ashfield which is a big mistake because
these two just don't like each other. Giobertti has one
annoying habit - he is good at uncovering the truth. Is this
really what everyone wants?
Does Giobertti redeem his
past? Does he succeed in finding out the truth? Why does
the District Attorney have so much interest in the
This novel is a real legal thriller. Robert
Reuland does an excellent job of making the reader feel they are
part of the action right there on the streets of Brooklyn.
This is Robert Reuland's first novel and he shows that he is a very
talented writer. He creates a murder story that also has some
comedy to it. If this book is any indication of this writer's
talent, we can look for many more novels like this one. This
book is recommended for your reading list.
REVIEWED BY NANCY
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