Saturday, January 8, 2011

Least Wanted - Debbi Mack

Maryland lawyer Stephanie Ann "Sam" McRae has two tough cases that quickly turn worse, when both clients-a poor black girl and a white, middle-class man-are accused of murder. Sam discovers the seemingly unrelated matters share an odd link: the seamy world of girl gangs and computer pornography. More people die as the murderers try to keep her from learning all. Sam races to find out the truth and clear her clients before she becomes the next victim.
(Synopsis taken from goodreads.)

Title: Least Wanted
Author: Debbi Mack
Genre: Adult Fiction, Legal Thriller
Publisher: Renegade Press
Publication Date: December 21, 2010
Format: E-book
Source: Received from author. Many thanks goes to Debbi Mack for sending me a copy of her book for review. I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review. 
Look for it: Amazon (Kindle Edition), Barnes & Noble (Nook), Smashwords.
My rating: 3/5

Sam McRae is a lawyer with a full caseload. When she takes on a court appointed case for a troubled teen, she never expected how it would link up with another, seemingly unrelated case that she is working on. With the bodies piling up, and Sam's life on the line, she'll need to figure out how the cases are connected, and do it fast, before anyone else ends up dead. 
With an eye for legalese and detail, this book is a page-turning thriller. It doesn't show signs of letting up and the questions keep coming. With Sam working on roughly four or five cases at once, it's easy to see that she has a full case-load. The reader is kept up to speed on all of the cases. 
I did struggle with this one however. It was a good read, and it was intriguing. It had me guessing until the very end, but it just didn't wow me. I found that it was overly detailed with the other cases, and that detracted from the two main cases that she was working on. I also wished that we could have heard more about Tina's case at the beginning as her case was mentioned in the first few chapters, but then not again for another sixty to eighty pages as the embezzlement case took precedence. Regardless of my feelings towards that aspect, I have to admit that it was an interesting read.
All in all, a true page-turning legal thriller. Even though it didn't wow me, it is sure to garner fans who enjoy reading the genre. I'll be interested to see what kind of trouble Sam gets into in her future cases. 

1 comment:

Miss Remmers said...

This looks like a great book for my boy students!