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Bodily Harm

by Robert Dugoni

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Bodily Harm opens with a big win for David Sloane and his new partner, Tom Pendergrass, in a malpractice case centered on the death of a young child. But on the heels of this seeming victory, an unlikely character—toy designer Kyle Horgan— comes forward to tell Sloane that he’s gotten it all wrong: Horgan’s the one who’s truly responsible for the little boy’s death and possibly others—not the pediatrician Sloane has just proven guilty.

Ordinarily, Sloane might have dismissed such a person as a crackpot, but something about this case has always troubled him—something that he couldn’t quite pinpoint. When Sloane tries to follow up with Horgan, he finds the man’s apartment a shambles— ransacked by unknown perpetrators. Horgan has vanished without a trace. Together with his longtime investigative partner Charles Jenkins, Sloane reexamines his clients’ son’s death and digs deeper into Horgan’s claims, forcing him to enter the billion-dollar, cutthroat toy industry. As Sloane gets closer to the truth, he trips a wire that leads to a shocking chain of events that nearly destroys him. To get to the bottom of it all and find justice for the families harmed, Sloane must keep in check his overwhelming desire for revenge.

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It's a story about correcting a wrong when what you thought you were doing was the right thing to do. It's a story about doing the "right thing" bringing tragedy and heartache. It's a story about good people helping other people even in the face of personal grief. Be warned that it will break your heart in many ways.

Also the reader will find a smooth, well written, thriller that moves along with action and suspense on every page. The character development, that of the friendship between Sloan and Jenkins, is excellent. Thirs book in the David Sloan series and I'm looking forward to reading number four. ( )
  Carol420 | Jan 4, 2017 |
A toy company has a toy that every child would want. Unfortunately it isn't all they thought it was and what it is they felt was worth killing to protect. Sloan is the attorney for the parents but he also has some major problems in his own life. Everything is rapidly coming to a head and there will only be one winner. There were a lot of characters to keep up with and sort out and the custody battle at the end was a bit abrupt but overall it was very entertaining. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
David Sloane is on his way to receive the verdict in his most recent malpractice case when Kyle Horgan approaches him claiming that Sloane has prosecuted the wrong man and that he is responsible for the child's death. Sloane gives Horgan the brush off but later is convinced that Horgan might be right. When Sloane looks for him, Horgan has disappeared.

Sloane's investigation leads him into the world of toy espionage and cut throat business practices to increase profits at the expense of safety and quality products. ( )
  bohemiangirl35 | Jun 3, 2013 |
This novel was agreat mystery with a legal flavour thrown in. David Sloan, an attorney is investigating a toy comapny when 2 children die of sepsis. There are many twists and turnsand the end was very surprising. it isnt often that i cry at the end of a suspense book but this book has a very good human element to it. ( )
  teeth | Jul 13, 2012 |
A good mystery with a legal flavour. David Sloane takes on a major toy corporation after learning that one of its new products which was focus-tested resulted in the deaths of two children. Nicely paced and believable unravelling of the plot. ( )
  CarterPJ | May 31, 2012 |
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On the verge of winning a wrongful death suit against a pediatrician for the death of a child, attorney David Sloane begins to doubt elements of the case when toy designer Kyle Horgan claims he is responsible for the child's death, then vanishes.

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