Heart of a killer

by Rosenfelt, David.

Format: Book on CD 2012
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Jamie Wagner must free a convicted murderer so that she can save her dying daughter by taking her own life in Rosenfelt¿s latest thriller. Jamie Wagner is a young lawyer who is happy to be flying under the radar at a large firm doing background research for the partners. It¿s not that he isn¿t smart. He is. It¿s just that hard work, the whole legal world, isn¿t really his thing. Underachiever? Yes. Content? At least 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 abused her and her daughter Karen. The case is settled. There shouldn¿t be anything for Jamie to do¿except Karen is sick. She has a congenital heart defect and will die without a transplant, and her rare blood type makes the chance of finding a matching donor remote. Sheryl wants to be that donor, and Jamie is in way over his head. Suicide, no matter the motive, is illegal, and Sheryl is put on suicide watch. Jamie¿s only shot at helping Sheryl 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. A gripping story of an ordinary man faced with an impossible situation, David Rosenfelt¿s latest is his most powerful thriller yet.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Here's what seems to be a winning combination: a popular and accomplished novelist, a likable hero, and two themes of overwhelming importance. The result? Readers will likely turn the last page and wonder what went wrong. The main plot involves assisted suicide. A woman jailed for murder wants to be killed and have her heart given to her dying daughter. Officialdom resists, so the case must go to court. Next, computers. They control everything, so someone controlling them can crash an airplane, burn a car, and melt down a nuclear-power plant. All these things and more happen here. The plots converge midbook, when Jamie Wagner, the lawyer hired by the prisoner who wants to die, finds himself battling a crazed computer maven. The wisecracking Wagner would be fine in a different novel, but here in a book dealing with such portentous matters he's the wrong man. When things grow ominous, he jokes about his hatred of work and lack of ambition, scuttling the tone and keeping the reader distant from the plot. A good character and a gripping story, but they simply don't mix. Stick with Rosenfelt, though; he can write, despite this misstep.--Crinklaw, Don Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Edgar-finalist Rosenfelt's fine stand-alone begins as a legal thriller that twists into a murder mystery before becoming a full-blown suspense chiller. The life of Karen Harrison, a 14-year-old girl with a congenital heart defect, can only be saved by a heart transplant from a matching donor. Karen's mom, Sheryl, who shares Karen's rare blood type, wishes to donate her heart. Two complications stand in Sheryl's way. First, she must die to enable the transplant. Second, in order to commit suicide, she must get out of prison, where she's serving 15 years to life for her abusive husband's murder six years earlier. That's where Sheryl's underachieving lawyer, Jamie Wagner, comes in. Jamie hopes to file a lawsuit against the state of New Jersey on her behalf, but his plans change when he learns Sheryl may not be guilty. Rosenfelt (On Borrowed Time) employs his usual wry wit to drive the well-paced plot. Author tour. Agent: Robin Rue at Writers House. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Legal stories.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher Roseland, NJ :Listen & Live Audio,2012
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Morgan, Tadd.
Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Tadd Morgan.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 6 audio discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781593166205
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