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Equivocal Death ***SIGNED***

Amy Gutman

Published by Little, Brown and Company, NY, 2001
ISBN 10: 0316381950 / ISBN 13: 9780316381956
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Title: Equivocal Death ***SIGNED***

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, NY

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author on Full Title Page

Edition: 1st. Edition, 1st. Printing.

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First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Signed, without inscription, by author on the FULL title page. Unread As New book in As New dust jacket. Beautiful copy! NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT price clipped, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Dust jacket covered in Mylar wrapper. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box. Bookseller Inventory # 001592

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Synopsis: Just out of Harvard Law School, Kate Paine is on the fast track at Samson & Mills, the nation's most powerful law firm. Assigned to assist the managing partner, Kate can hardly believe her good luck. But with the brutal murder of Madeleine Waters, a beautiful female partner, Kate's world begins to collapse. A mysterious warning from the dead woman hours before her death leaves Kate terrified and confused - could she be the killer's next target? Delving far beneath the firm's smooth veneer, she discovers a legacy of abuse and betrayal that may hold the key to solving the murder, as well as to her own survival.

Review: Harvard Law School graduate Kate Paine, heroine of Amy Gutman's Equivocal Death, is supposed to be smart. But as the new hire at Samson & Mills, one of the country's most powerful and successful firms, she can't figure out who's behind the murder of partner Madeleine Waters. She's also gullible enough to buy the lies the other partners are spinning to keep the firm from collapsing, or maybe she's too busy to figure out their deceptions. When she's not working 90 hours a week, she's fretting over the law school romance that went up in flames and left her unwilling to trust any man except Justin Daniels, her platonic buddy from her Cambridge days, and Carter Mills, the senior partner who hired her. She barely has time to spare for the appealing inner-city teenager she's supposed to be mentoring, but Josie understands Kate enough to know that when she's late for an appointment, she must be in trouble.

Unfortunately, Josie's not around when Kate has an ugly encounter with the firm's biggest client--an incident Kate keeps to herself, which further underlines the reader's impression that she's too dumb to have made it as far as she has in the cutthroat world she inhabits. Certainly, she's too slow on the uptake to see the clues that point to the murderer, whom most readers will have figured out many pages before the conclusion of this tepid thriller. Gutman's writing is clear enough, but her characters are one-dimensional. Fans who aren't too choosy about their legal thrillers or just can't wait for the next Grisham may not be bothered by these shortcomings. --Jane Adams

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