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First Degree (Andy Carpenter, book 2) by David Rosenfelt
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Sort order. Start your review of First Degree Andy Carpenter 2. Aug 19, Jaline rated it it was amazing Shelves: xxcompleted. Then, things become worse when Laurie is indicted for the same murder. Normally her work involves doing a lot of crossword puzzles — but this is Laurie. Kevin, the wizard lawyer who gave it all up to run a laundromat, drops everything to help out — because this is Laurie.
They hire another investigator, intimidating Marcus, who knows both Kevin and Laurie, and he keeps digging for information — for Laurie. Time is not moving slow, they are propelled rapidly toward the court date, people are being killed, and the FBI is involved so information on the background of the murder victim is difficult to extract. View all 32 comments. Jun 12, Barbara rated it liked it. In this 2nd book in the 'Andy Carpenter' series, the criminal defense lawyer has his girlfriend as a client.
The book can be read as a standalone. So when Geoffrey Stynes waltzes into Carpenter's Paterson, New Jersey office and says he's about to be arrested for killing a cop named Alex Dorsey, Carpenter refuses to represent him Carpenter's girlfriend Laurie Collins, a former cop, worked under Dorsey and knew he was bent. When she reported the slimeball to police higher-ups, however, Dorsey was barely rebuked and Laurie was pushed out of the police force. She now works as Andy's private investigator. In the end case, Stynes isn't charged with Dorsey's death. Instead, a drug dealer named Oscar Garcia is arrested for the murder, and Andy - knowing Garcia is innocent - feels obliged to defend him.
Garcia has an alibi, though, and the authorities proceed to arrest Andy's gal Laurie for Dorsey's murder Andy becomes Laurie's attorney, and - when he starts looking into the case - discovers that the rigmarole with Stynes and Garcia was someone's elaborate scheme to frame his sweetheart.
Andy and his colleagues go into high gear to prepare Laurie's case. Even Edna - Andy's work-averse secretary - toils day and night to help clear Laurie's name It's like a comedy version of Law and Order. Andy also takes time to hang out with his golden retriever Tara, an endearing pooch who loves walks, treats, and attention. Thus Andy is thrilled when another one of his clients, Willie Miller - who's about to get a settlement for wrongful imprisonment - adopts a rescue dog.
In the end, Willie's affection for canines leads to good news for the dog population of Paterson, New Jersey. Of course Laurie's situation is eventually resolved, and some surprises crop up along the way. I enjoyed this entertaining light mystery and recommend it to fans of the genre.
View all 6 comments. Apr 08, Kevin rated it really liked it Recommended to Kevin by: Brenda.
Shelves: library-ebook , mystery-thrillers , new-jersey. Andy Carpenter's law office has a visit from a prospective client who admits through many details that he killed a police officer that is missing. Andy passes on the case and can't report on what was said because of client confidentiality.
He then offers his services to the man accused. More Sue Grafton than John Grisham, this courtroom shines. A high level of fantastically sarcastic one-liners make this series worth reading!
https://arordylen.tk Gardner did a great job of reading it again, too. One thing in particular bothered me - the gas can. That's a gas as far as I know. Never heard of anyone mixing it with gas. How many suburbanites have 2 cans of the same gas around? I'll disagree with Andy. Ah well, we can let that slide. View all 5 comments. Jul 25, Nancy rated it it was amazing Shelves: As Jane Austen said: "If a book is well written, I always find it too short. David Rosenfelt combines twists and turns in the plot with humorous quirks of secretary Edna and legal assistant Kevin! Tara, Carpenter's golden retriever, always sits with Andy while he awaits the jury's verdict.
Love this series! Oct 26, Mary Ronan Drew rated it really liked it. David Rosenfelt has again written a book that combines Paterson, New Jersey, a golden retriever, and a murder mystery and again that is a fine combination. The first book in the series, featuring defense attorney Andy Carpenter was Open and Shut. If you have not read that book, don't read any further in this review as it will reveal some things from that first story.
Ok, in the first book Andy successfully defended a man on death row in a new trial and he is now representing him in a civil suit David Rosenfelt has again written a book that combines Paterson, New Jersey, a golden retriever, and a murder mystery and again that is a fine combination. Ok, in the first book Andy successfully defended a man on death row in a new trial and he is now representing him in a civil suit against the people who actually did the murder he was sent to jail for.
Andy has inherited 20 million dollars from his father, money he had no idea he father even had. But as First Degree opens the civil suit is the entirety of his practice. He doesn't want to defend anyone who is guilty and so he turns away most of the people who want to hire him. He does have an office and a secretary who has nothing to do, which is just as well, because she is addicted to NY Times crossword puzzles and wouldn't have time to type or answer phones. He also has a girl friend, Laurie Collins, a private investigator, formerly a Paterson cop, and his life is settling down nicely.
He spends most of his time with his dog, Tara, a golden retriever he rescued from the pound. Then his and Laurie's world is turned upside down when Alex Dempsey, a former Paterson cop, a dirty cop who was responsible for Laurie's resigning her job, is found dead. Well, most of him is found. His torso is headless. The next morning a man shows up in Dave's office and asks him to represent him. Edna puts aside her puzzle long enough to fill in the standard retainer form and the man signs.
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Now he can tell Andy anything but Andy cannot tell anyone else what the man has said. What the guy says is that he killed the cop and he provides convincing evidence. Andy refuses to defend him and when the police arrest a small-time drug dealer for the crime he goes to the public defender's office and volunteer's to represent the man. He knows the guy is not guilty and feels a responsibility to help him.