Beach Road by James Patterson

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Montauk lawyer Tom Dunleavy's client list is woefully small - occasional real estate closings barely keep him in paper clips. When he is hired to defend a local man accused in a triple murder that has the East Hampton world in an uproar, he knows that he has found the case of his lifetime.
The crime turns the glittering playground for the super-rich into a blazing inferno. Dunleavy's client is a local hero, but Dunleavy knows the case rests atop a volcano of money, deception, and forbidden desires. His client is the perfect fall guy - unless he can find the key that unlocks the secret rooms of the gilt-shrouded set.
When Dunleavy is joined by his former flame, the savvy and well-connected attorney, Kate Costello, he believes he has a chance. But payback is a bitch - especially from the rich. The violent retaliations of billionaires threatened by his investigation exceed anything Dunleavy has ever seen. With the entire nation's eyes on him in a new Trial of the Century, Dunleavy orchestrates a series of revelations that lead to a stunning outcome - only to find afterward that the truth is wilder than anything he ever imagined.
 

About James Patterson

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James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
 
Published May 1, 2006 by Little, Brown and Company. 400 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction

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Bestseller Patterson shows signs of having gone to the well too often in this slapdash collaboration with de Jonge, his coauthor on The Beach House (2002). Tom D

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This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: Correction: May 31, 2012 The Books of The Times review on Friday, about various books for summer reading, including “Turing’s Cathedral” by George Dyson, misstated part of the name of the institute in Princeton, N.J., where Mr. D...

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Its hero is a Columbia University law student, Jack Mullen, who's out to avenge the death of his younger brother, Peter, found dead on the Amagansett, L.I., property of the immensely wealthy Neubauer family, a few miles from Jack and Peter's Montauk home.

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Bestseller Patterson shows signs of having gone to the well too often in this slapdash collaboration with de Jonge, his coauthor on The Beach House (2002).

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Bestseller Patterson shows signs of having gone to the well too often in this slapdash collaboration with de Jonge, his coauthor on The Beach House (2002). Tom D

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Costello is a superstar in Manhattan legal circles and initially rebuffs Dunleavy's request for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the way that Dunleavy unceremoniously dumped her years before.

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Tom agrees to defend Dante, and he enlists the help of former girlfriend Kate Costello, a superior Manhattan attorney.

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Dante’s grandmother, Marie, knows Dante could not have killed anyone and Tom knows Dante was not guilty either.

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Beach Road is a thriller that will not disappoint Patterson fans or anyone else looking for an entertaining, if not intellectually stimulating, read.ProsBeach Road is a quick, easy readThere is enough suspense to keep pages turningBeach Road has likable charactersThe last 100 pages are greatConsN...

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