Dead Docket-Mitchell Graham

Dead Docket

Mitchell Graham

Forge, Jul 2009, $24.99

ISBN: 9780765322456

They became lovers in New York City (see MAJESTIC DESCENDING), but while John Delaney is a Big Apple law professor, Katherine Adams is an Atlanta lawyer.  They miss one another, but keep in contact though long distance relationships are difficult.

Delaney is excited and sad as he has a professional reason to see Katherine.  Delaney is heading to Georgia to settle the estate of the daughter of his father’s partner.  Apparently Sarah fell off a cliff while camping in Cloudland Canyon in north Georgia Mountains. However, this simple matter turns ugly when Delaney learns O’Connor allegedly stole a file from the US Attorney’s office where she worked as a legal intern; the file contained incriminating evidence against crime boss Warren Blendel.  John soon realizes that Sarah’s apartment was searched and that the FBI has kept a case open involving her and her boyfriend Andre Rostov.  Not long after that Blendel’s thugs come to Atlanta to bury anyone associated with the evidence.  Katherine and John find a tie to his fathers’ death as the case spins further out of control.

Throw away your plausibility meter somewhere on the East Coast and the reader will have a great time going along for the ride of an action-packed thriller.  The story line is action-packed and feels at times out of control as Adams and Delaney land in one dangerous disaster after another.  Filled with twists, fans will appreciate this entertaining but improbable thriller.

Harriet Klausner

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