The Jury Paperback – Large Print, November 1, 2002
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- Publisher : Thorndike Pr; Large Print edition (November 1, 2002)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0786229535
- ISBN-13 : 978-0786229536
- Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,029,823 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I must say this was not one of my favorite books of Mr. Martini. Not every novel can be a home run.
My main issue with this book is that its title is misleading. This book is not about the jury. You learn almost nothing about the jury. Is Martini trying to say that the actual jury doesn't matter? Is he saying that the REAL jury consists of the participants and observers of a trial, those who are affected by the crime and the outcome of the trial? Are the lawyers the real jury? Is the judge? Is it the people who are affected by the defendant's incarceration, or the defendant's employer? Is it some mix of all of these? If that's what Martini is trying to get across, he does not do a very good job of it.
Those quibbles aside, it was gratifying to read a novel like this in which the courtroom action starts right at the beginning. After a depiction of the murder, we join the action during the actual murder trial. None of the endless run-up to trial that sometimes bogs down novels like this. The added reward is that we don't need an explanation of why the trial i staking place so soon after the crime (Martini had two defendants demand a right to a speedy trial in previous novels, a plot contrivance that might work once but seems especially unusual in murder cases in real life).
By all means, this is a good legal thriller that engages you from the start and maintains your interest throughout. Well worth it.
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シングルファーザーPaul Madriani シリーズ第６弾。