Sara Tate is a prosecuting attorney with the Manhattan DA's office; her husband, Jared Lynch, a rising star in a Wall Street Law firm. They have a wonderful, happy, high-spirited, non-competitive marriage - until they accidentally find themselves on opposite sides of the courtroom, and their relationship starts to fall apart.
Worse, they are threatened by interested parties on each side of the case. The result is obvious: one of them will lose. The other one will die.
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Sara Tate starts her job as a New York City assistant district attorney the day before massive budget cuts. To keep her job, she grabs a case slated for one of the district attorney's office's hot shots, thinking it will be the kind of showpiece that'll make her a hero. The next day, she learns that the defence attorney on the case is her husband, Jared Lynch. To make matters worse, the case, which appeared to be a simple breaking and entering is beginning to look more like a murder.
Someone is pitting Sara and Jared against each other and both are being threatened: win the case or your spouse dies. Sara and Jared have struggled and suffered more than your ordinary young lawyers and their desperation to protect one another and their life together is almost palpable. But the more they fight to win the case, the more they put each other's lives in jeopardy.
Dead Even is truly gripping. Brad Meltzer has created characters that are realistic enough to be believable, but quirky enough to be captivating. The lawyers are especially determined and the criminals are especially sinister. Even more impressive than his characters is his don't-blink-or-you'll-miss-something plot, which grabs you on page one and doesn't let go until you close the cover. When reading Dead Even, you may find yourself holding your breath as you furiously turn the pages. It's a legal thriller that gives John Grisham's books a run for their money. -- Mara FriedmanReview:
Watch out John Grisham - there's a young pretender out there. The excellent thriller DEAD EVEN . . . has more double crosses and ruthless villains than an episode of Dallas. Great (Prima)
'Just when you thought there were no more changes to be rung on the legal thriller, Meltzer follows up his bestselling inside look at the Supreme Court (The Tenth Justice) with this sleek, suspenseful, only slightly unbelievable story about two young New York lawyers in love and danger. . . . Definitely compelling tale of legal and extralegal adventure'
'A very aptly titled gripper that will have Grisham slapping his wife's wrist in pique over the breakfast toast when he discovers Melzter's plot for his second novel . . . Author Meltzer is an attorney himself, which lends the novel's dialogue a sparkling undercurrent of real-life chitchat, not to mention the mutual sabre-sharpening that readers will quickly pick up on and enjoy as a bonus'
"Races along...deftly written...haunting...Meltzer is so good."
- Entertainment Weekly
A gem of a plot...so strong...breezes along in 'high gear'. Highly
- Chicago Tribune
Terrific...Reads like a Tracy-Hepburn movie directed by Sam
Peckinpah...complete with cliffhangers at the end of every chapter."
"Rachets up the tension."
- San Francisco Chronicle
"A truly scary ending."
"As he demonstrated in his first novel, The Tenth Justice...Meltzer has a
gift for revealing the heart-stopping intensity of legal systems under
- San Francisco Chronicle
"Meltzer does it again with...a different twist...The book is well-crafted
and will hold your interest -- just like John Grisham's books, but with a
- Chattanooga Free Press
"Meltzer comes back with an even stronger effort that should catch the eye
of every John Grisham devotee."
- Chicago Tribune
"Sleek, suspenseful...definitely compelling."
"Deftly written dialogue and characters."
-The Oakland Press
'An absolute page-turner . . . [A] shocking Catch-22 situation'
'Gets the blood pumping'
The New York Times
'Breakneck . . . an action-packed read'
Mail on Sunday
'A great story with good writing and lashings of black comedy'
Peterborough Evening Telegraph
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Book Description HarperAudio, 2003. Audio Book (Cassette). Book Condition: Good. Former library book. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 123524134
Book Description Harperaudio, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2003. Audio Book. Book Condition: Very Good. This 4.5 x 7 audio book has black, white, and blue lettering on the orange/color illustrated box. After six months of unemployment, Sara Tate is eager to re-launch her career as a newly minted New York Assistant District Attorney. But when budget cutbacks are announced, the last hired is the first fired, and Sara's much needed job is in jeopardy. 4 tapes. 6 hours running time. Read by Kate Burton. Bookseller Inventory # 133431
Book Description Harper Audio, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2003. Audio Book. Book Condition: Very Good (Cassette Tapes). Burton, Kate (Reader) (illustrator). Audio Book. Brief summary of content available on request by e-mail. Abridged audio book on 4 cassettes. Running time 6 hours. Bookseller Inventory # 160993
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97800605357114.0
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