Monday, July 13, 2009

Try Fear by James Scott Bell


Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Center Street; 1 edition (July 16, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1599956862


About the Book:

For Ty Buchanan, defending a suspected drunk driver named Carl Richess seems routine enough. But when his client ends up dead, an apparent suicide, there's nothing routine about it. Because the cops suspect it's murder, and arrest Eric Richess, Carl's brother, for the crime. Now Ty, at the desperate urging of Eric's mother, agrees to defend him. But it won't be easy. Because there's DNA on the gun that matches Eric's, and a history of conflict between the brothers.


Then Ty, assisted by Sister Mary Veritas, begins to uncover tentacles of corruption that reach into the citadels of city power. But he's being watched. Because somewhere in the dark labyrinth of LA is someone who will do anything to keep from being found out, someone who believes that when warnings don't work, try fear.

My Review:

Try Fear is book three of the Ty Buchanan Series. I have been eagerly waiting for this book. The first two books were really good and Try Fear wraps up the plot lines. It is hard to describe this series but I will try. James Scott Bell is a lawyer so he knows the law but the books are not heavy on it no dryness. A master at dialogue the book is full of witty lines with a dry humor. Short chapters combined with suspense make the story fly by.
Setting and characters are great. I am sad to see the series over. This is a series he wrote for a secular publisher but there is nothing overtly offensive to me in them and I think both Christian fiction and secular audiences will enjoy this mystery/suspense novel. I highly recommend the whole series. :)
Author Bio
A former trial lawyer associated with one of L.A.'s top law firms and later working out of an independent office, James Scott Bell has written over 300 articles on trial law, as well as six books for trial lawyers. Now a prolific fiction writer, he applies his in-depth knowledge of the justice system to his legal thrillers. His Web site is www.jamesscottbell.com.

1 comment:

Linda said...

I like James Scott Bell's books. Keep you sitting on the edge of your seat!