Leader of the Pack by David Rosenfelt
(Andy Carpenter)

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Over the course of his legal career, Andy Carpenter has lost a few cases. But that doesn’t mean he forgets his clients. Andy has always been convinced that Joey Desimone, a man convicted of murder nine years ago, was innocent and believes that Joey’s family’s connections to organized crime played a pivotal role in his conviction. While there isn’t much Andy can do for him while he serves out his prison sentence, Joey suggests that he check up on Joey’s elderly uncle. He’d rather not, but as a favor to Joey, Andy agrees to take his dog, Tara, on a few visits.

The old man’s memory is going, but when Andy tries to explain why he’s there, it jogs something in the man’s mind, and his comments leave Andy wondering if Uncle Nick is confused, or if he just might hold the key to Joey’s freedom after all this time.

Andy grabs on to this thread of possibility and follows it into a world where the oath of silence is stronger than blood ties, and where people will do anything to make sure their secrets are kept.

Riveting, suspenseful, and highly entertaining, Leader of the Pack is bestseller David Rosenfelt’s latest entry in his much-beloved Andy Carpenter series.


About David Rosenfelt

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David Rosenfelt is the Edgar and Shamus Award--nominated author of nine Andy Carpenter novels, most recently One Dog Night, and three previous stand-alones. He and his wife recently moved to Maine with the twenty-seven golden retrievers they have rescued and rehabilitated over the years.
Published July 17, 2012 by Minotaur Books. 369 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Not even Joey Desimone disputes that his father, Carmine, runs one of central New Jersey’s dominant crime families, or that Joey carried on an adulterous affair with Karen Solarno, or that he was angry and hurt when she broke it off to give her marriage another shot.

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On his latest visit, Andy takes a break from discussing football with Joey to mention that Laurie has roped him into volunteering Tara as a therapy dog for patients in hospitals (Andy's initial take on Laurie's suggestion: "Í know a little bit about the therapy dog process, and while I think it's...

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Joey Desimone, whom Andy believes was wrongly convicted of murder, asks if he and Tara would visit his uncle.

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Russo and I have never met, but I’ve seen his picture in the paper quite a few times, though never on the sports page, and absolutely never in the comics.” Now Andy is determined to get to the truth, and see his client released from prison.

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When Carpenter visits Joey's uncle, Nicky Fats, Nicky gives him information that might shed light on Joey's innocence.

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Desimone asks Carpenter to take Tara to visit his uncle, and what Carpenter overhears prompts him to start a new investigation into the events of nine years ago.

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