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Heart of a Killer

David Rosenfelt

Minotaur Books

Heart of a KillerDavid Rosenfelt
A CAREER CASEJamie Wagner is a young lawyer who is happy to be flying under the radar at a large firm. It’s not that he isn’t smart. He is. It’s just that hard work, not to mention the whole legal thing, isn’t exactly his passion. But then he’s put on a case that turns his whole world upside down.A FAMILY TORN Sheryl Harrison is serving a thirty-year murder sentence for killing her husband, who she claims was abusive. The case is settledthere shouldn’t be anything for Jamie to doexcept now Sheryl’s fourteen-year-old daughter, Karen, is sick. She has a congenital heart defect and will die without a transplant. Sheryl is a matching donor—and is willing to die to save her daughter. But suicide, no matter the motive, is illegal. Now Jamie is in way over his head.A TRIAL BY FIREWith Sheryl on suicide watch, Jamie’s only shot at saving Karen is to reopen the murder case, prove Sheryl’s innocence, and get her freed so that she can pursue her own plan. And time is running out…

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“Jamie, Mr. Hemmings wants to see you.” Alicia Waldman, my assistant, delivered the news. She said it with a stunned reverence, in the way she might say, “God is on line two.” Actually, calling Alicia my assistant might imply too high a status level for me; she assisted four other lawyers in the firm as well, all of whom she liked more than me.
I had absolutely no guess why Richard Hemmings would want to see me. I was a twenty-nine-year old, sixth-year associate in the corporate litigation section of Carlson, Miller, and Timmerman, while he was
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ON BORROWED TIME

“An absolutely irresistible hook… No one who picks up this greased-lightning account will rest till it’s finished.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Outstanding...Anyone who enjoyed Dennis Lehane’s Shutter Island will love this thriller.” —Library Journal (starred review)

“Excellent. All will marvel at the way Rosenfelt builds suspense.”—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

DOWN TO THE WIRE 

“Dynamite…Sly humor, breathless pacing, and terrific plot twists keep the pages spinning toward the showdown.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Rosenfelt’s Andy Carpenter novels are known for their breezy storytelling and humor...This one eschews humor to focus on the actions of ordinary people faced with extraordinary trials. It also employs a whiplash plot turn…an engaging suspense tale.” —Booklist

“A terrific plot and a gripping narrative.” —The Toronto Sun

“I am raving about this book…a page-turning thriller.”—Deadly Pleasure

DON'T TELL A SOUL

“Stellar… Rosenfelt keeps the plot hopping and popping as he reveals a complex frame-up of major proportions with profound political ramifications both terrifying and enlightening.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“This fast-paced and brightly written tale spins along…Don’t Tell a Soul is a humdinger.”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“High-voltage entertainment from an author who plots and writes with verve and wit…Rosenfelt ratchets up tension with the precision of a skilled auto mechanic wielding a torque wrench.”
Booklist (starred)

“Rosenfelt has earned his crime-novelist pedigree.”—Entertainment Weekly

“He delivers a fast, inventive stand-alone thriller you’ll never put down.”—Kirkus Reviews

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HEART OF A KILLER by David Rosenfelt | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of HEART OF A KILLER . A lawyer who's never tried a criminal case suddenly finds himself with the world's unlikeliest pro bono client: a woman convicted of murder who demands the right to end her life so that she can donate her heart to her dying daughter.
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  • David Rosenfelt

  • David Rosenfelt is the Edgar and Shamus Award­nominated author of nine Andy Carpenter novels, most recently Leader of the Pack, and three previous stand-alone thrillers, On Borrowed Time, Don’t Tell a Soul, and Down to the Wire. He and his wife live in Maine with the twenty-seven golden retrievers they’ve rescued and rehabilitated over the years.

     

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