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Dead Center by David Rosenfelt

Dead Center (2006)

by David Rosenfelt

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Andy gets called to look at a case in small town Wisconsin where his ex-girlfriend is now chief of police.
The young man is accused of brutally murdering two young girls, by Laurie isn't convinced and thinks Andy might be able to defend him.
The murders centre around a small town cult where nobody wants to speak to the law or to lawyers and it gets increasingly dangerous for everyone involved.
Enjoyable read. ( )
  quiBee | Jan 21, 2016 |
Mr. Rosenfelt makes me laugh out loud. His Andy Carpenter books are funny and interesting with always a touch of intrigue. His capacity for musing dialogue is unsurpassed and his insight into his characters is endearing. Another good addition to the series. ( )
  ChristineEllei | Jul 14, 2015 |
Another fun one, although not quite as tight as the previous ones, either. Still entertaining, though. I'm going to listen to the next. ( )
  jimmaclachlan | Aug 18, 2014 |
Another good Rosenfelt book with Andy Carpenter, Laurie Collins, and Tara. Andy goes to Findlay, Wisconsin at the request of ex girlfriend Laurie now acting police chief in her home town. She has arrested a teen named Jeremy for killing his ex girlfriend and another girl part of a secretive town call Centurion and the strange religion that revolves around a mysterious wheel and someone called the keeper. It was a very satisfying read and most of all I am happy Laure and Andy will continue to see each other. :) ( )
  CJSTheWriter | Jul 27, 2014 |
Great murder mystery, couldm't put it down. Rosenfelt's books are fast paced. ( )
  bke | Mar 30, 2014 |
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After Laurie Collins left him and headed west, New Jersey defense attorney Andy Carpenter didn't expect to ever see her again. So he's shocked when his ex-girlfriend appears on TV--and then calls him pleading for his help. Two coeds in Wisconsin have been found brutally stabbed to death. As the town's acting police chief, Laurie had to arrest a young college student with a carful of bloodstains who argued with one of the victims just before her death. Yet Laurie strongly believes that the suspect, Jeremy Davidson, is innocent.

Trading the refineries and factories of Paterson for the frozen pastures of Findlay, Wisconsin, Andy soon finds himself in a small town handling a big-time double homicide case. He looks into Jeremy's romance with one of the victims--and the possible involvement of a bizarre religious cult--one that may sanction the most unholy, and vicious, of acts.

While Andy tries to save Jeremy, make sense of his love life, and find a decent pizza for his beloved dog, Tara, the secrets of an ultra-religious community begin to rain down on him like bricks from a cracked fortress. But as Edgar®-nominated Rosenfelt proves to us once again, the path to the truth is littered with lies and misdirection. And before it's all over, the unexpected is the only thing Andy can count on.

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"Coasting on his inheritance of $22 million, New Jersey defense attorney Andy Carpenter is not inclined to take on any cases--until his ex-girlfriend, Laurie Collins, calls from the Midwest pleading for his help. Trading the factories of Paterson for the frozen pastures of Findlay, Wisconsin, Andy finds himself in a small town handling a big-time double homicide case. But while he tries to save a young suspect, make sense of his love life, and find a decent pizza for his beloved dog, Tara, Andy uncovers the bizarre workings of a mysterious ultra-religious community. Now he must find the connections between the murders and the cult, or more lives will be in jeopardy--including his own"--P. [4] of cover.… (more)

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