Open and Shut

Open and Shut

Book - 2003
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Defense attorney Andy Carpenter prefers the company of his best friend, Tara, to the people he encounters in the courtroom. Tara, a golden retriever, is clearly smarter than half the lawyers who clog the courts of Passaic County. After his dad, New Jersey's legendary ex-D.A., drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium, Andy discovers two unexpected legacies: a fortune of $22 million that he never knew existed . . . and a murder case with enough racial tinder to burn down City Hall. Struggling to serve justice and bring honor to his father, Andy must dig up some explosive political skeletons-and an astonishing family secret that can close his case (and his mouth) for good.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2003
Edition: First mass market edition
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 0446612537 (pbk.)
9780446612531 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: M ROSENFELT
Characteristics: x, 303 pages ; 17 cm

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NRBBrady
Dec 13, 2017

This is the beginning of a new reading relationship for me. Thoroughly enjoyable; I will definitely be following up with the subsequent novels by this author. There is a golden retriever in this story -- how can anyone say no to that! Great plot development, likable characters, and enough twists that putting the book down was almost impossible. I definitely wanted to keep turning the page!

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JoanneTravis
Apr 14, 2014

A super quick and riveting read. I think I found a lawyer I really love!

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bridge1
Jun 12, 2012

This novel is the beginning of a great series! Andy Carpenter is a talented lawyer who also loves dogs. In this first story, he inherits a fortune from his dead father and has to sort out the truth about his father's life and death while defending a black man on death row. Wonderful characters and a dog that'll capture your heart.

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BlueMoonGirl
Nov 22, 2011

Fast-paced who-dun-it. I will definitely be reading more "adventures" of quick-on-the-quip lawyer/"detective", Andy Carpenter. Very fun read.

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bookpusher
Aug 11, 2011

I really like the character in this book and the way the author writes. There are more in the series and someday I'll check some more of the books out!

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