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122. Blind Man's Alley by Justin Peacock...

October 8, 2010
blind man's alley
Title: Blind Man's Alley
Author: Justin Peacock
ISBN-13: 9780385531061
Hardcover: 465 pages
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2010
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FTC Disclosure: My copy of Blind Man's Alley was provided by the publisher for this review. I am an affiliate at IndieBound, The Book Depository, and Amazon, and any purchases made by clicking on the cover or the links provided may result in monetary compensation.

drey's thoughts:
Justin Peacock's Blind Man's Alley is a legal thriller that will satisfy the legal-thriller fan... If you can make it through the first 20-30 pages, that is. I liked it, but thought it took a while to get up to cruising speed. 0-to-60 did not occur in 5.1 seconds here! Then again, good things come to those who wait. *grin*

Dustin Riley is a nice guy--as nice as a successful lawyer can be, anyway. He's on the up-and-coming path at work, with partnership just around the corner. He's just got to get through this libel lawsuit for their biggest client and he's a shoo-in. And for feel-good purposes, he's doing a pro-bono case to help some folks keep their home. Life is good.

Then things slowly start getting complicated, and next thing you know his pro-bono client's on the hook for murder. And his boss is telling him to make a deal and close the case. But things aren't quite as they seem, and Dustin's curiosity gets him poking around things better left un-poked.

While Dustin's legal life is getting complicated, Candace Snow's gets downright loopy. She's the reporter being sued for libel. And she's adamant that not a single word she printed is untruth. So she sets out to prove her side of things, and she finds out that getting wrapped up with big-time property developers can have scary consequences.

The bad guys are bad, the good guys are good, and the lawyer makes his way from the fence to pick a side. When the pace picks up, you won't want to put this down. Promise.

drey's rating: 3/5 Good

Challenges: 100+, Pub

Giveaway!
Thanks to Doubleday, I have 2 copies of Blind Man's Alley for you, if you live in the US (no PO Boxes, please)! To enter, comment with your email address and tell me you want it. Do it before 6pm CST October 21st. That's it, good luck!

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12 comments:

holdenj said...

Glad to hear it picks up the pace as it goes along. I like to stick it out when possible! I would love to win it, it looks like a great read.
Thanks!
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Benita said...

I would love to read this book. Many thanks.

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Tore said...

Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

Ruthie said...

I'm actually glad it picks up the pace too because I've heard alot of good things about this book! Please enter me, thanks.

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rubynreba said...

I'd really enjoy reading this. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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traveler said...

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petite said...

Fascinating book which would be excellent reading. thanks. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I want it because it sounds like a great book!

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Stephanie said...

This books sounds so good! Would love to win :)

Stephanie
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ossmcalc said...

This is my kind of book, and I definitely would want to read it.

Thank you,

Christine
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Margie said...

Thanks for the chance to read this book.
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Anita Yancey said...

I want this book. It sounds like a very good book, and I'm very interested in reading it. Please enter me. Thanks!

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