Dead Even

Author:   Brad Meltzer
Publisher:   Hodder & Stoughton
Edition:   2nd edition
ISBN:  

9780340658178


Pages:   496
Publication Date:   26 March 1999
Format:   Paperback
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Sara Tate is a prosecuting attorney with the Manhattan DA's office; her husband, Jared Lynch, a rising star in a Wall Street Law firm. They have a wonderful, happy, high-spirited, non-competitive marriage - until they accidentally find themselves on opposite sides of the courtroom, and their relationship starts to fall apart. Worse, they are threatened by interested parties on each side of the case. The result is obvious: one of them will lose. The other one will die.

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Author:   Brad Meltzer
Publisher:   Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint:   Coronet Books
Edition:   2nd edition
Dimensions:   Width: 11.00cm , Height: 3.20cm , Length: 17.70cm
Weight:   0.272kg
ISBN:  

9780340658178


ISBN 10:   0340658177
Pages:   496
Publication Date:   26 March 1999
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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'Watch out John Grisham - there's a young pretender out there. The excellent thriller DEAD EVEN ... has more double crosses and ruthless villains than an episode of Dallas. Great' -- Prima 'Breakneck ... an action-packed read' -- Frances Fyfield in Mail on Sunday


A very aptly titled gripper (received too late for a full review) that will have Grisham slapping his wife's wrist in pique over the breakfast toast when he discovers Meltzer's plot for his second novel (The Tenth Justice, 1997). Attorney Jared Lynch's Manhattan finn takes on the defense of a psychopath and hands the case over to Jared, who soon finds that he'll die if he loses this case. Meanwhile, in the assistant district attorney's office, Jared's wife Sara has the same case passed down to her and a similar stricture applies: She'll also die if she loses. And further, although prosecutor and defense attorney sleep together, the law forbids any Wading of information between them, despite the lethal warnings that neither can tell the other about. To top all this off, author Meltzer is an attorney himself, which lends the novel's dialogue a sparkling undercurrent of real-life chitchat, not to mention the mutual saber-sharpening that readers will quickly pick up on and enjoy as a bonus. (Kirkus Reviews)


Meltzer, author of the bestselling The Tenth Justice, cleverly mixes a hip and witty grasp of character with the mechanics of a crackling legal thriller. Sara Tate has just begun her new job as prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. She is married to Jared Lynch, who is about to become a partner at a top Wall Street law firm. When they find themselves taking opposing sides in the same case, the result is not just a threat to their lively marriage, but to their lives as well. The couple find themselves in danger from parties to the case on both sides, with a terminal prospect: no matter who loses, the other dies. It takes some skill to make a distinctive novel in the over-crowded Grisham-style thriller stakes, and Meltzer wisely avoids sounding like any of his rivals. In this excellent book, he shows a richness of characterization that is more skilful than many better-known writers in the genre. (Kirkus UK)


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Author Website:   http://www.bradmeltzer.com

Brad Meltzer is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Book of Fate, and five other bestselling thrillers: The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires and The Zero Game. He is also one of the co-creators of the American TV show, Jack & Bobby, and is the writer of the #1 selling graphic novels, Identity Crisis and Justice League of America. He is also the host of Brad Meltzer's Decoded for the History Channel, the second season of which airs in October 2011. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, he currently lives in Florida. Visit Brad's website, www.bradmeltzer.com; find him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BradMeltzer; or follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/bradmeltzer. Previous Books: The Millionaires, The Tenth Justice, The First Counsel (0 340 76938 6, 09/01)

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