Bury the Lead

Bury the Lead

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
Asked to help safeguard the innocence of a reporter who has been selected as the mouthpiece for a serial killer, defense attorney Andy Carpenter finds his job getting more difficult when the reporter is arrested for the murders.

Blackwell North Amer
Northern New Jersey has a new local hero on its cultural crime turf. He's Andy Carpenter, the Paterson defense attorney who can sling a quip as fast as he can outmaneuver a snarling prosecutor.
His streak of murder case acquittals made him a regular on cable talk shows. His recent $22 million inheritance bought him a dog rescue operation named the Tara Foundation after his own beloved golden retriever. Yet after turning down cases left and right, Andy Carpenter thinks he's facing a midlife crisis. He knows he needs to get back to some real work as fast as a felonious world will allow.
When a friend, a newspaper owner, calls in a favor and asks him to protect his star reporter, Andy is less than thrilled. His new client is Daniel Cummings, a journalist who is being used as a mouthpiece by a brutal serial killer. Things only get worse when Daniel is discovered near the body of the murderer's latest victim. And after Andy himself starts collecting anonymous death threats, he hears the news every defense lawyer dreads...and moves to within a dangerous keystroke of becoming tomorrow's obituary.

Baker
& Taylor

Asked to help safeguard the innocence of a reporter who has been selected as the mouthpiece for a serial killer, defense attorney Andy Carpenter finds his job proving more difficult than anticipated when the reporter is arrested for the murders. By the author of Open and Shut and First Degree. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press, c2004
ISBN: 9780892967827
089296782X
Characteristics: 261 p. ; 24 cm

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maipenrai
Dec 18, 2016

(The third book in the Andy Carpenter series)

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Russ_A
May 28, 2015

Andy Carpenter is a smarmy, wise-ass attorney in Florida who lucked into some big bucks and plays a sort of part-time pro bono lawyer and full-time dog lover. The charm of the books is not in the mystery or the clever lawyering but in the witty chatter and lighthearted tone.

This particular case involves a newspaper reporter who follows some serial murders and ends up being charged as the murderer. Andy gets talked into representing him and soon begins to suspect that his client may actually be guilty. There are no big plot surprises after that, but the book will keep you amused for an evening or three.

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emerge
Jul 07, 2011

Really enjoy this series. Lots of twists & turns with smart, funny dialogue.

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rahmmie
May 03, 2011

I really like Rosenfelt's writing. It's concise, humorous, with unexpected nuggets of deep thought disguised seamlessly through the plot

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