Sunday, 16 February 2014

Burnout (A Jessie Black Legal Thriller) by Larry A Winter

Winters' main character is Jessie Black, a very capable lawyer with the District Attorney's Office in Philadelphia.

After successfully prosecuting a murderer rapist, the case returns when she firstly has to defend the criminal’s defence lawyer and then re-prosecute the killer in a new trial.

This book is a legal thriller at its best with twist and turns in the plot. The impressions you will have of the characters will also change. Don’t take anything for granted in this story.

I thought I had it sorted, thought I’d guessed the way the story was heading. Even with my extensive notes on how the characters linked to each other gave me no clue to the ending.

All the characters are believable and Jessie herself is very likable and capable. A series of stories based on her could attract a popular following with readers of this genre.

Winters' style is clearly descriptive and emotive but not unnecessarily wordy. The only warning I would give is that is does include some coarse language.


My rating 4*