Friday, February 5, 2010

False Convictions by Tim Green

This is a new hardcover being published by Grand Central. I had reviewed his previous novel, Above the Law, and wanted to see if there was a change in his writing style. Yes and no. He still has hard hitting characters, hidden motives, and more than one plot playing out. However, his writing has improved. It flows better, his characters are stronger and you can tell he's getting more comfortable writing.

Casey Jordan is running a legal clinic to help those who do not have money for a lawyer. When she's approached by the Freedom Project and asked to take on a case of indigent black man serving a life sentence for the rape and murder of a college student seventeen years before, she accepts because the founder offers her a million dollar annual pledge to her clinic if she will do two jobs a year for him. She thinks that a DNA test will clear the indigent and it will be an easy case. It's not...

It seems everything she looks at has been tainted by corruption, and this case is much bigger than she anticipated. When she starts getting death threats, she thinks she's coming close to the truth. But will she live long enough to find it?

3 comments:

Franie said...

That sounds like an excellent read. But I don't see the places to sign up for a free book.

Jo Ann Hakola, The Book Faerie said...

Not all the books I read and review are done as giveaways. Most are, but not all. Keep looking I have 7 up for giveaway right now. I'll be doing the drawings shortly.

SusanB said...

This sounds like a great book that I'll have to put on my library list. Thanks for your review.
SusanB