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It appears that the local police have found Dr. Justine Castle fleeing from a grisly scene, which was much similar to the one, which had landed her husband in trouble. Just like the previous case, the evidence is overwhelming. Once more, the surgeon declares that she is innocent and claims that she has been set up. Castle claims that she has been set-up by her husband whom is believed to be dead. Cardioni returned from his grave to finish what he had already started?
Will Amanda be able to get into the bottom of this case, before Dr. Ties that Bind is the second installment in the Amanda Jeffe book series. In this installment, Life has not been easy for the New Mexico attorney, Amanda Jaffe ever since she was almost killed in the last scene of the previous installment. It is more than one year ever since the incident and Amanda is still suffering from PTSD complete with spotty sleep and extremely intense flashbacks. Because of everything that she is currently going through, Amanda Jeffe is not yet ready to pick another murder case. The owner of an exceedingly highly priced escort service company is the main suspect in the killing of a United States senator, Harold Travis together with his attorney.
Since the killings happened in a closed room door at a jail, the main witness in the case was the prison guard who was manning the door. However, Amanda Jeffe is not entirely convinces that Harold was the killer because he is covered allover with defense wounds. However, as Amanda is just about to get the bottom of the issue, the individuals who were involved in the killings decide that the only way to stop Amanda is by killing her.
While working on the case, Amanda discovers that she has strength reservoir, which she never thought existed. Bernie Cashman is a forensic expert who works at the Oregon crime lab. Cashman not only loves his job, but he is awesome at it. The only problem is that he is mentally unstable. Bernie Cashman believes that it is all right to fake or alter evidence so that he can send the people he believes are guilty behind bars. Furthermore, he believes that if he does not do this, then he would not be executing his professional responsibilities.
For many years, he has been playing God and up to this point, he has been extremely pleased with his work. However, one day, one of his colleagues, Mary Clark catches him in the middle of it. It is at this point that a moment of clarity hits him. Immediately, Cashman makes up his mind that the woman must be murdered so that he can protect what he had been doing.
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This is an excellent read which will keep you engaged from the first page to the last. If you see one missing just send me an e-mail below. Our author of the month is Canadian author Opal Carew who writes erotic romance novels. Opal has written over novels with multiple book series such as the Dirty Talk series and the Abducted series. Amanda Jaffe Books In Order. Jack Reacher is back!
Personally I thought this was the 2nd best Reacher book yet. Family secrets come back to haunt Reacher when he decides to visit the town his father was born in. When Amanda starts looking too closely at the seemingly air-tight evidence in these two apparently unconnected cases, people start to die—and she discovers that a madman with the power to alter the truth is on the loose. From the author whose writing the Chicago Tribune called "twisted and brilliant" and hailed by Lisa Scottoline as "genuinely surprising," Proof Positive promises an unbeatable combination of inside-CSI detail and intriguing insights into the minds of criminals and the attorneys who defend them—and, of course, the plot twists, stay-up-all-night suspense, and gasp-inducing surprises that are Phillip Margolin's undisputed trademark.
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New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin returns with a shocking and enthralling thriller about the way CSI evidence can be misused by a killer with his own twisted sense of justice. Doug Weaver is a defense attorney who always believes the best of his clients, and Jacob Cohen, on trial for murder, is no exception. Jacob may be homeless and mentally ill, but Dou New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin returns with a shocking and enthralling thriller about the way CSI evidence can be misused by a killer with his own twisted sense of justice.
Jacob may be homeless and mentally ill, but Doug can't imagine that this meek and intensely religious man could have killed and dismembered a woman. Hardcover , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Proof Positive , please sign up. See 1 question about Proof Positive…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Apr 15, David rated it did not like it Shelves: This was one of the worst books I ever waded through. Margolin takes an interesting real-world idea how to fake a fingerprint in a crime lab and frame someone and weaves it into an idiotic, mundane, pitiful, coincidence- nonsense mystery that has nothing mysterious about it.
Margolin introduces a peripheral character and spends several paragraphs discussing the reason This was one of the worst books I ever waded through. Margolin introduces a peripheral character and spends several paragraphs discussing the reason he has to exercise, his regimine, etc. What a colossal waste of time. When it all comes together, it is like pancake batter with too much water so thin that it barely holds together and isn't really all that easy to swallow. If this is the sort of stuff Margolin writes, I cannot understand how he can be a best-selling author.
In fact, I wonder how he ever sold a book to an editor in the first place. I can only guess that some of his other stuff is much better. I'm just glad I picked this one up cheap at a library sale or I would be very disappointed if I had paid full cover price. Nov 06, Doug Clark rated it it was amazing. Proof Positive is the third in a series of legal thrillers featuring defense attorney, Amanda Jaffe written by Phillip Margolin. The novel opens with defense attorney, Doug Weaver, watching his client, Raymond Hayes, being put to death.
Doug is haunted by what he believes is the execution of an innocent man. Fast for Proof Positive is the third in a series of legal thrillers featuring defense attorney, Amanda Jaffe written by Phillip Margolin. Fast forward several years, and now Doug Weaver is defending another man for the brutal murder of a woman.
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He enlists the aid of Amanda Jaffe, and she agrees to help. The cases move along their separate paths tied together by Amanda and her father and the forsenic criminalist, Bernard Cashman.
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To no surprise, everything is related. The mystery is in how he will be caught. The tension is whether the murderer can be caught before he can escape. This is no different. Even though the reader early on knows who the villain is, we are kept intrigued by the ins and outs of both the legal system and forensic science. I found the book to be difficult to put down. Jun 03, Linda rated it it was ok Shelves: The handling - and mishandling - of forensic evidence take center stage in Proof Positive.
Evidence tampering, wrongful convictions and executions, and flagrant cover-ups converge to destroy lives, and the perpetrator of all this mayhem is supposed to be one of the good guys. When a co-worker becomes suspicious, he stops at nothing to preserve his own reputation and career. Author Margolin fields a huge cast of characters in this novel, which occasionally causes confusion. The pace is brisk, but The handling - and mishandling - of forensic evidence take center stage in Proof Positive. The pace is brisk, but some of the feats accomplished by the antagonist verge on the implausible.
None of the characters are particularly well developed, but if you enjoy plot-driven legal thrillers, Proof Positive is entertaining enough. Okay, I have one thing to say to Mr. Margolin about this story: Your investigators suck at their job! I just had so many questions even when Jacob was arrested for the murder of Mary.
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Why convict him when there was no blood from the victim on him? The brutal way that she was murdered should have easily had blood spatter and yet there were no traces on him. He would not have been able to clean up before the police arrived at the scene. The rain would not have washed all of it Okay, I have one thing to say to Mr. The rain would not have washed all of it away. Another thing, the only evidence that was found in the car was a bloody t-shirt? It would be on the bag, the door handle of the car, and on other clothing besides a t-shirt. Now, I'm no investigator or forensics expert or anything like that but I did stay at a Holiday Inn once and while I was there I watched plenty of NCIS and Dexter episodes, plus, I was in the military where they tell you to pay attention to detail and all of this popped into my tiny little sponge of a brain as I was reading this.
Don't get me wrong, I was highly entertained by this book and stayed up all hours of the night trying to finish it and find out if maybe the investigators had a Eureka! I was so let down. So, with all of that being said, I gave it only 3 stars because I did like the book but just had so many things come up as I was reading and was just like: If you haven't read it, check it out and get back with me. I'm curious to see if you ask the same questions I did.
Oct 20, Will Byrnes rated it it was ok. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. What if a CSI person, a criminalist, wanted to frame suspects for crimes they did not commit? That is the central notion of this thriller.
I was of two minds about the book. First, there was an overwhelming number of characters, something like 28 in the first 30 pages. Also, there were times when the writing struck me as amateurish. But I found that there was enough going on in the meat of the story to hold my interest.
A defender, whose client had been victimized buy the evil CSI, wound up bein What if a CSI person, a criminalist, wanted to frame suspects for crimes they did not commit? A defender, whose client had been victimized buy the evil CSI, wound up being executed. The guilt weighed heavily. Action picks up at the back end when those who have discovered what is going on find themselves in danger. Aug 01, Scott Bagley rated it liked it.
Before anyone reads this thinking they are going to read a mystery with a "WHOA, I didn't see that coming" kind of ending. That is what I'm looking for when I read mysteries or thrillers, and I would guess that I'm not alone in this.
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This book is therefore more of a legal investigation. If that's your thing, I think you will like this book. If you want to wonder what is going to happen al Before anyone reads this thinking they are going to read a mystery with a "WHOA, I didn't see that coming" kind of ending.
If you want to wonder what is going to happen all the way to the last page, choose another book. Aug 27, Loretta Gibson rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was the best Amanda Jaffe book so far. Yes, we know who the bad guy is in the first few pages, but that's where the suspense comes in.
What's he going to do to get caught Margolin's books have lots of characters, some new, some reoccurring but always interesting. Jan 04, Linda Famous rated it it was ok.