Heart of A Killer

Heart of A Killer

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Jamie Wagner is a young lawyer who is happy to be flying under the radar at a large firm. It's not that he isn't smart. He is. It's just that hard work, not to mention the whole legal thing, isn't exactly his passion. Underachiever? A little. Content? Right up until the firm puts him on a case that turns his whole world upside down.

Sheryl Harrison has served four years of a thirty-year murder sentence for killing her husband, who she claims was abusive. The case is settled---there shouldn't be anything for Jamie to do---except Sheryl's fourteen-year-old daughter, Karen, is sick. She has a congenital heart defect and will die without a transplant. Her blood type is rare, making their chances of finding a matching donor remote at best. Sheryl wants to be that donor for her daughter, and Jamie is in way over his head. Suicide, no matter the motive, is illegal. So with Sheryl on suicide watch, Jamie's only shot at helping her and saving Karen is to reopen the murder case, prove Sheryl's innocence, and get her freed so that she can pursue her plan on her own.

Heart of a Killer ---a gripping story of an ordinary man faced with an impossible situation---is the most powerful and shocking thriller yet from David Rosenfelt, a true master of the genre.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312598372
0312598378
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 298 p. ; 24 cm.

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NRBBrady
Jun 05, 2018

Rosenfelt does not disappoint in yet another book. He certainly keeps things interesting; the plot evolves nicely, the dilemmas are real, and the characters well fleshed so that the reader stays invested. I love his series with Tara, the golden retriever, but so far his books outside of the series have also been very entertaining. Give him a try!

Domi Apr 20, 2014

This is the first book I have read by this author. It will not be the last. Great writing, plot and humour.

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Keendog65
Feb 14, 2014

It was hard to put this book down. David's wit and undeniable expertise in presenting an absolute mind blower makes me want more. It definitely didn't need a dog.

mrsgail5756 Aug 25, 2012

A very good read. I enjoyed this book I would recommend this book for all to read.

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bridge1
Jun 15, 2012

It's true that parents will do anything for their children and convict Sheryl Harrison is no exception. She wants lawyer Jamie Wagner to arrange her suicide so her sick daughter can have her heart. Good story with Rosenfelt's humour - but no dog!

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McCReader
May 03, 2012

Excellent book - very much enjoyed - hope that Rosenfelt makes a series of this character. 5*

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emerge
Apr 04, 2012

This is a stand alone book from the author of the Andy Carpenter series & is just as enjoyable. Jamie Wagner, a lawyer, takes on a pro bono case that presents interesting & disturbing legal & ethical questions. All of a sudden, he's part of a national manhunt for a sociopathic killer & feeling just a teensy bit out of his league. The characters are interesting & the plot convoluted. Rosenfelt's trademark humour keeps you chuckling as you madly turn the pages to learn the truth.

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