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Retribution January 13, 2005

Posted by batduck in Books, Reviews.
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posted Thu, 01/13/05


Retribution

Jilliane Hoffman

  —   $14.97   —   Book

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From the Publisher:

When an elite prosecutor faces the most lethal predator she’s ever encountered, it all comes down to a choice between justice . . .and retribution.
Prosecutor C.J. Townsend is a talented state attorney in Miami, well-known in her law enforcement and judicial circles for her abililty to handle even the most horrific cases—without losing her cool. For the past year, she’s been deeply involved in the investigation of a series of brutal murders. When a speeding motorist is pulled over and the cops discover the mutilated body of the young woman in the trunk, the case is finally cracked. Caught up in a maelstrom of publicity, C.J. begins to build her court case, piece by careful piece.
But C.J. has personal demons that she’s never shown the world. Now, when she needs to be at the top of her game, she finds events from her past resurfacing. As she battles the evil incarnate in court, she will be fighting the devil inside.
On top of everything else, the lead detective on the case is one who has hinted that he has begun to care for her as much as more than just a colleague. And everything is riding on her ability to put this killer behind bars. . .

From Batduck:

A high suspense courtroom drama!!  Well, for about 5% of the book.  The books starts out strong with intense scenes and high tension to then dive into the quasi interesting story of CJ in her current life as a Lawyer in Miami.  The story builds speed as it heads toward the climax but, IMHO, it seemed to drop the ball at the end.  I don’t want to give away the ending, but I felt that the Retribution achieved was simply unjust, misdirected and unfair.

It’s not a bad book, but don’t let the fact that the main character is a lawyer fool you into thinking that it’s a Courtroom drama because it’s not.  It’s not a great book either, but it may be worth reading if you’ve got nothing else or while you wait for your next book to be released.

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