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Summary

When a disabled veteran takes a new job as an attorney in a small Wyoming town, he is thrust into a mysterious murder case.

Sam Johnstone was hoping for renewal when he took a job at a boutique law firm in rustic Wyoming. The mountains and streams of the West would be a refreshing, quiet place to start over after years of war and turmoil in his personal life.

But after a local woman is brutally murdered, Sam realizes that things aren’t so quiet in this rural American town. The accused is one Tommy Olsen, a known delinquent who had been sleeping with the victim. Sam is repulsed by the crime and wants nothing to do with the case but meets with Tommy to make sure he has legal representation. Yet things are not as they seem.

What begins as a cut-and-dry case becomes infinitely more complicated as new facts are uncovered, and Sam agrees to serve as Tommy’s defense attorney. With the killer’s identity still unknown, Sam is enveloped in the small-town politics and courtroom drama of a murder investigation that keeps getting more shocking.

But if Sam can’t uncover the truth, an innocent man might be punished...while the real killer watches from the shadows.

©2021 James Chandler (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Story was ok.

I certainly wouldn’t describe this as an intelligent read, or intelligently written. The characters and their conversation all seemed a little dumb. The court room scenes were fairly childlike.

The narrator was terrible. He really detracted from the experience and his style of reading is also very dumb, his character voices were unintelligent and slow, he made them all sound really stupid. Even when narrating passages that were descriptive rather than conversations he managed to sound really unintelligent. I really cannot abide that style of American audible reader. I’ll definitely not bother listening to anything else he reads.

Overall the story was ok, I won’t be hurrying to get the next in the series or any other book by this author.

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  • Dressage rider
  • 12-08-21

Very entertaining

Novel characters with an interesting plot. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

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  • 28-09-21

General Memorable

great read the characters were completely relatable.. Held my attention did not want to stop listening.

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  • Loren
  • 29-08-21

Don’t quit too soon

The narrator takes getting used to. Good story, but it took a while for the narrator to develop the characters. Once the story got rolling, the book was quite enjoyable.

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  • Deborah Michaels
  • 21-08-21

Educational

The author was clearly educating the novice audience with a good story which engaged readers. It got tedious at times, but his purpose was honorable. Those conversations would really not happen in the manner the early chapters depicted. But he’s a good author and will likely vary his manner in the future writings.

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  • Jessica W.
  • 07-05-22

Good but predictable

The real killer is hinted at in the first part of the book and we know the suspect is innocent. But we have to wait for long speeches by lawyers and a wrong conviction to finally get to it.

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  • Pebbles
  • 25-06-22

good crime novel with twists and turns

was a good story, a little wordy in the beginning but smoothed out quickly. the narrator was great and made listening easy. I recommend this book to all my crime junkies!

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  • James W. Killman
  • 20-05-22

Good read

A very good story. Started off a bit slow, but the foundation of backstory paid off. i recommend it.

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  • Randall Quay
  • 09-05-22

good

This was a good story but a little slow to start. characters were well described and realistic.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-04-22

Intriguing story, interesting characters

We listened to this book while driving on vacation. It was entertaining and the narrator was great. The characters were interesting, funny and well developed. Certainly made our travel most enjoyable. Would highly recommended.

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  • David E. Lewis Sr.
  • 07-04-22

Moving and deliberate mystery

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters were realistic. Even though they were flawed., they tried to do the right thing. Sam Johnstone is a compelling reluctant hero. Great Courtroom drama. The story was very realistic.

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