Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Try Fear by James Scott Bell, Book Review & Giveaway

This is the third book written by Mr. Bell and the first one I've read. It reads quite well as a stand alone novel. I'm sure those of you who have read the earlier books (Try Dying and Try Darkness) will be looking forward to getting your hands on this one.

Ty Buchanan is no longer a big trial lawyer. He's living in a small trailer next to the Church that Sister Mary Veritas works for. She's his investigative assistant. And all he really takes on as cases now are folks within the church who need some help. No more big money. No more limelight. And he's content with that.

When he's asked to defend a guy who has been picked up wearing no more than a g-sting and a Santa Hat and failing the drunk test, he does it for the mother. And he manages to get him off by reading and knowing case law.

Unfortunately, not long afterwards, Carl (the drunk) is found dead. And his brother is accused of murdering him. So he now has a new client.

If that wasn't enough to occupy his time, Sister Mary is getting threatening emails. He then begins trying to trace those and determine who is trying to scare her and why.

And one more wrinkle, he finds himself falling for Sister Mary, and has put those feelings aside because nun's don't marry.

Of course, he has the beautiful deputy city attorney trying to court him, so he's not without a love interest.

All of a sudden his case is getting media attention and things are getting out of hand on all sides.

To see how he resolves all his difficulties and who is really guilty of these crimes, you'll need to read the book.

It read fast, was entertaining, and I'll be watching for more by Mr. Bell.

If you'd like my copy of this ARC, post a comment here on the blog and email me at info NOSPAM @bookfaerie.com (remove the spaces and NOSPAM) with your name and address and tell me why you'd like it.


Anonymous said...

I have seen Mr Bells' books, at the bookstore, and have wondered if I would like to own/read them.

With your review, I can see that I would be interested, and that they would be interesting to read.

I'll be looking at his first two books, a little closer, after this review, of the 3rd book.

Thanks so much,

Betty in Indiana said...

I've never read any of Mr. Bell's books, but this one sounds interesting ! I love a good mystery and this one has not just that but a little intrigue with the love interests thrown in. Sounds like slomething that will keep my interest !

Betty in Indiana

Rae said...

Another new to me author and right in with my genre! Killing, solving, and plot twists! I may have to try his others.