Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Robin's Wednesday Recommended Reading

Today I'm pleased to recommend my friend, James Scott Bell, latest release:

In Try Dying (2007), L.A. trial lawyer Ty Buchanan’s fianceé was killed, and Ty himself was brought up on murder charges. Now he’s trying to put that disastrous period in his life behind him. He’s living in a trailer on the grounds of a monastery, easing back into professional life, when a case involving a woman and her young daughter, who are being tossed out of their apartment by an unscrupulous building owner, draws him back into the dangerous world he thought he’d left behind. The case seems a simple enough matter, but soon after Ty makes it clear he will pursue his client’s rights, the woman is found dead, and now Ty must protect the little girl while trying to find out who’s behind her mother’s murder. Bell builds on the numerous strengths of the first novel, firmly positioning Buchanan as a strong series lead and once again telling a story that is equal parts crime drama and human emotion. A solid second installment in what should prove to be a popular series. --David Pitt --
"In true Bell style, book two of this series begins with the hero in the middle of a unique situation. Hold on for another whodunit thrill ride with an honor-bound protagonist readers can't help but root for." (Romantic Times (Starred Review) )

"Bell, an attorney turned prolific novelist, has created in Buchanan an appealing and series-worthy protagonist....Readers who pride themselves on figuring out the answers before an author reveals them are in for a surprise, too: Bell is very good at keeping secrets. Fans of thrillers with lawyers as their central characters-Lescroart and Margolin, especially-will welcome this new addition to their must-read lists." (on Try Dying Booklist )

"[W]hen you pick up a Bell novel you can count on his trademark tag-line "The Suspense Never Rests" to be true....The scenes zoom. The plot zips. The dialogue zings....Just when we think we might have things figured out he throws in a spiral we never saw coming. Nary a wasted word and packed with action, Try Darkness is even better than Try Dying." ( )

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