He's placed on indefinite suspension from the police force and breaks things off with his fiancée, but he can't let the case go, and he continues an off-the-books investigation on his own. Before a psychopath can be stopped, another will die. We played sports, studied sporadically. In Dead Center, Andy travels out to Laurie's home town where she is currently heading up the local police department. He packs up and moves to Wisconsin assuming he might take a case and when he decides to take the case, the alleged killer commits suicide, or does he? Just when I thought I might know new developments would arise and I found myself questioning it all over again. Right off the bat, I felt that the main character, Andy Carpenter, suffered from a bad case of Mary Sue disease: wealthy, powerful, popular, and irresistible to women,he is also a media darling and at least, so we are told a fantastic defence lawyer. There are many ways this novel should have failed the whole premise is iffy, for starters , but Rosenfelt skillfully avoids every trap into which he might have fallen.
Big and mean looking too. But to one man, Luke is no hero. The evidence against him is overwhelming, which is why Laurie as chief of police had to arrest him. Andy agrees but finds investigating the case complicated because the girls are from a nearby town. We rescued almost 4,000 dogs, many of them Goldens, and found them loving homes.
A case comes up in Wisconsin where she has been filling in for the Chief of Police. Fantastic narration by Grover Gardener. Always love when this happens, esp. This is all new territory for Andy from the location to the uncertainty of the status of his relationship with Laurie. This book was geared more toward Andy the investigator. I will definitely seek out more books by Rosenfelt.
As the town's acting police chief, Laurie had to arrest a young college student with a After Laurie Collins left him and headed west, New Jersey defense attorney Andy Carpenter didn't expect to ever see her again. When one tip leads New Jersey policeman Luke Somers to Steven Gallagher, things quickly go wrong, but Luke is instantly glorified for solving the case. Andy sat in a small town 10 miles away from Center City in Fulton, Wisconsin for a few months with Laurie and all he did was walk Tara around town a lot, watched his pro football games, ate, and made love to Laurie often. She calls him and wants him to defend the guy that she just arrested. And of course, Grover Gardner always gives a great performance and does humorous dialogue wonderfully.
The reader gets to see what Laurie's life is like back in quaint and friendly Findlay. A prominent example of the genre. It was still a fun and entertaining read, but it never reached the same level as the previous novels. Andy is also a pet lover! I liked the weird cult aspect and the ending was certainly a surprise, but there was something missing from this one. One day, he sees her on tv after 2 college students were killed in her town.
She's arrested a young man for murder and though the evidence clearly called for his arrest, she believes he's innocent. There was no courtroom trial. Between the amnesia and having to solve two murder cases, it hasn't been the most restful recovery. The evidence against him is overwhelming, which is why Laurie as chief of police had to arrest him. But as Edgar®-nominated Rosenfelt proves to us once again, the path to the truth is littered with lies and misdirection. I found myself not liking Laurie very much in this book for some reason. She is the chief of police of Findlay, Wisconsin.
Rosenfelt started his writing career as a screenplay writer, therefore his novels tend to follow the format of a screenplay or teleplay. It's just that hard work, the whole legal world, isn't really his thing. The story of a small town freezing in the middle of December make for interesting reading. After Andy's arrival in Wisconsin, there are additional unexplained deaths and a suicide that may have been staged. The problem is Andy is just a sucker for more pain as he still has some thing going on for her. Then one day he returns to the office to find Laurie waiting for him. He works to free his client and find the real killer.
He used Kevin, Marcus, Sam and various other characters from around the small town of Fulton to do most of the work since there is no trial. Another witty and entertaining mystery, despite its slow start. In her small Virginia hometown, she's the maid of honor at the nuptials of three loved ones - each of whom has dumped the planning in her hands. The religion they practice is perceived more like a cult, or not. The situation Andy finds himself in is not what he's been acquainted with in the past and it's all new territory to him in more ways than one.
It's not that he isn't smart. Lots of laughs and smiles. Only true love, not a murder case, could lure attorney Andy Carpenter Sudden Death, 2005, etc. By the way, Happy New Year 2007! When evidence compels her to arrest a local young man that she doesn't believe is guilty, Laurie asks Andy to come and defend him. In A Nutshell:Andy is asked by Laurie, who is now Wisconsin Chief of Police, to defend the young student circumstantial evidence has forced her to arrest. Andy Carpenter, a New Jersey attorney, travels to Wisconsin to help his ex-lover Laurie Collins, the acting chief of police in her hometown. I am looking forward with great anticipation to 6 in this series.