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Sunday, August 1, 2010
Winter In The Heart by David Poyer
Great read - not really a courtroom thriller
Originally published in 1993.
Synopsis: The story of a small Pennsylvania oil town that has seen its better days and some of the unique characters that come together to expose a devious plan to dump toxic wastes into the surrounding countryside.
My review: This is a great read. It is advertised as a courtroom thriller but that is just as accurate as saying the movie The Princess Bride is a childhood bedtime story. True, it is, but it is so much more. In this case, the story is framed by about 10 pages of courtroom stuff just to give the story a bit of context, but it really is just a plain old novel - with all the foibles and follies that accompany good character creation.
I rate this book 5 stars out of 5.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: Winter in the Heart.
Reviewed on August 10, 2004.