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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Lawless by Christopher Darden and Dick Lochte

I admit it, I saw the name on the cover and picked it up...


...and after the first 50 pages I thought to myself, "Uh-oh. He's done it again and screwed up for all of the world to see." In case you were under a rock during the O.J. Simpson trial - Darden was the male prosecutor. And, it first it did seem that Lawless was floundering and going to be another bust for Darden.

Christopher Darden during the
infamous O.J. trial.
However, what I mistook for floundering was actually the plot being carefully laid out - including intricate subplots, betrayals (lots of betrayals) and bizarre dead ends that mislead the reader to the very last page. When you finally get a handle on what the bad guys are up to you then wonder which guys are the bad guys, which are the good guys and who is just out for themselves. When this book finally played out, it was well worth the initial confusion.

I'll be looking for more books.

I rate this book 5 stars out of 5.

Reviewed on September 29, 2004.

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