Wild Justice

Version: Abridged
Author: Phillip M. Margolin
Narrator: Margaret Whitton
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Horror, Suspense, Legal Thriller
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: October 2004
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Overview

Vice squad detective Bobby Vasquez receives an anonymous tip that directs him to a mountain cabin where he opens a Pandora's box of horror that will haunt him to his dying day. Within hours, Vincent Cardoni -- a brilliant surgeon with a history of violence and drug abuse -- is arrested for a heinous crime. Facing a seemingly insurmountable wall of evidence, he turns to top criminal defense attorney Frank Jaffe -- who, along with his ambitious daughter Amanda, must put on an inspired defense.

Amanda's first taste of criminal defense work raises moral questions she's loath to address. Is she defending an innocent man? Or is she using her considerable skills to set a monster free? Then Cardoni disappears under bizarre circumstances. Four years later, a second set of murders begins ... Has Cardoni resurfaced? Is this a copy-cat killer? Or has the real killer been someone else all along?

Following a twisting trail of clues, including a harrowing diary that clinically records the killer's horrible deeds, Amanda and Bobby join the hunt -- and become targets themselves of the twenty-first century's first genuinely monstrous psychopath.

Reviews (4)

Wild Justice

Written by Jean from Santa Cruz, CA on November 30th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This was a fast pace interesting story unfortunately it was an abridged book. I have read several of the Amanda Jaffe series and find them interesting. The reader did a good job.

Wild Justice

Written by Kathy on August 3rd, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Really great story! Over and over I thought I knew "Who Done It" but I was wrong, and the ending was delightful. I would highly recommend this book.

Wild Justice

Written by Anonymous on June 21st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

This book was pretty good. A bit gruesome in parts. The narrator left much to be desired. She tried to change her voice for all the male characters and got them mixed up many times which made it hard to follow the story. It would have been better if she just read the story as is. Even better would have been a male narrator.

Wild Justice

Written by Nanette on September 29th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Another good book by Phillip Margolin. Loved the charactors..I kind of figured out the ending but still a good book.

Author Details

Author Details

Margolin, Phillip M.

"For almost 25 years, Phillip Margolin worked as a criminal defense attorney in Portland, Oregon at both the trial and appellate levels. During his law career, he tried a great number of cases and even argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1974, Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine published a short story he had written called ""The Girl in the Yellow Bikini."" This achievement gave Margolin the confidence he needed to begin writing books. The general public was introduced to Phillip Margolin --- the novelist --- when Heartstone was released in 1978.

Margolin has used his extensive knowledge of the law and his many years of experience in the courtroom to write a series of highly successful and popular legal thrillers, all of which have been New York Times bestsellers. His latest effort is Ties That Bind and, if his past successes are any indication, this novel will be the next great ""edge-of-your-seat"" thriller.

To celebrate the release of Ties That Bind, AuthorsOnTheWeb has chosen Phillip Margolin as our Author of the Month. Readers can learn more about Margolin's life and works through trivia questions, fast facts and biographical information, as well as links to his website, bibliography and book reviews."