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ISBN: 0451408039

ISBN13: 9780451408037

The Face of Justice

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Los Angeles defence attorney, David Nova, finds himself in a bitter custody battle with his estranged wife, Tami, over their young daughter... As Tami's television career soars in popularity, she is... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Every review I read of Bill Blum's work praises him mightily. I just don't understand why he is not better known. His plotting is superb, he has an excellent ear for dialogue, and he is a stylish writer. Mr. Blum shares a wonderful trait with Ed McBain, i.e., an economy of words; just enough but not too much."The Face of Justice" moves right along. I liked David Nova and hope he returns. Don't begin the book at bedtime; you'll be up all night!

A fun and suspenseful read!

If you're in the mood for a who-dun-it that you'll never figure out, Face of Justice is a blast. I just got into the mystery/suspense/court room genre about two years ago and Blum is a very fast paced, keep the plot twists coming kind of read. I hope there is more of David Nova to come. How about Nova and (new) family leave L.A. for a holiday that turns summer suspense? Don't keep us waiting too long.

One you cannot put down

After Blum sets the scene in some seemingly unrelated chapters, the plot quickly pulls together. Once you get into the main storyline, you will not be able to put this book down. The ending is a great surprise.

You'll never figure this one out!

I picked up the third novel by Bill Blum at my local Borders and I couldn't put it down! It's an extremely well-plotted legal thriller with a surprise ending that you'll never figure out, just like "Presumed Innocent."The characters are fully realized and the character of escaped murderer Randy Sturgis is complex, realistic and scary. What's more, Blum's treatment of the law is accurate without sacrificing drama--unlike many of his contemporaries who get the law all wrong.Highly recommended, as are his other two books.

A shocker that will enhance Blum's growing reputation

Defense Attorney David Nova shares joint custody of his daughter with his former spouse. Tami, a TV talk show host, who appears to be the next Oprah Winfrey. However, her show is relocating from Los Angeles to New York and both parents want their child staying with them. Since neither one wants to compromise, the courts will decide which parent gains custody. David has a second problem confronting him. A decade ago, he defended Randy Sturgis from a premeditated murder rap. Although Randy was found guilty, David managed to get him a life sentence instead of the death penalty. Randy has been set free on a legal technicality and has kidnapped the judge who actually released him from jail. Randy maneuvers David and the FBI into a game in which the stake is the life of the judge. Between the custody fight with his piranha-like ex-wife and the chess game with a sociopath, David appears to already be over the edge. Any reader who enjoys a fast-paced novel that emphasizes the difference between justice and the law needs to peruse Bill Blum's latest plum of a legal thriller. Mr. Blum demonstrates where both concepts overlap, but more often where the chaotic legal system fails in its quest for justice. THE FACE OF JUSTICE is storytelling at its finest, placing Mr. Blum on the same mantle as Grisham or Turow.Harriet Klausner
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