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Robert Dugoni

Autor/a de My Sister's Grave

42+ obres 7,116 Membres 542 Ressenyes 9 preferits

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Robert Dugoni graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a degree in journalism and clerked as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times before obtaining his doctorate of jurisprudence from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law. He practiced as a civil litigator in San mostra'n més Francisco and Seattle for 17 years. In 1999 he left the full-time practice of law to return to writing. He is the author of the popular David Sloane series of books and the Tracy Crosswhite series. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Robert Dugoni

My Sister's Grave (2014) 1,122 exemplars
The Jury Master (2006) 453 exemplars
Her Final Breath (2015) 426 exemplars
In the Clearing (2016) 360 exemplars
The Trapped Girl (2017) 357 exemplars
The Eighth Sister (2019) 287 exemplars
Close to Home (2017) 257 exemplars
Damage Control (2007) 256 exemplars
A Steep Price (2018) 237 exemplars
Wrongful Death (2009) 204 exemplars
Bodily Harm (2010) 189 exemplars
The World Played Chess: A Novel (2021) 172 exemplars
Her Deadly Game (2023) 171 exemplars
The 7th Canon (2016) 170 exemplars

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Odd Partners: An Anthology (2019) — Col·laborador — 57 exemplars

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Another great addition to the Tracy Crosswhite series. In this one Tracy’s on maternity leave and she and Dan are back in their hometown of Cedar Grove with baby Daniella while their place in Redmond gets remodeled. Because of the changes this brings, A Cold Trail can be read, for all practical purposes, as the start of a new series or as a standalone if you’re commitment shy. There's enough back story woven into the plot that not reading the previous books won't stop you from enjoying this one. One thing near the end did strike me as odd but maybe I'd just missed something. Why was the Cascadia development off the table after Sunny’s suicide? I thought she’d found out about it and her scheme was to profit from it at everyone else’s expense. I guess I didn’t catch that she was actually behind the entire development plan, tree tagging and all. Anyway, the audiobook's narrator did such an outstanding job of voicing the different characters and adding the right amount of suspense to the right places I’ve already downloaded the next one.… (més)
 
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wandaly | Hi ha 15 ressenyes més | Jun 14, 2024 |
Good legal thriller ala Grisham but set in Seattle. Keera Duggan, the primary character and a defense counsel, goes up against a former tryst to defend a multi-millionaire. The twists just keep on coming as author reveals a nugget every few minutes in this 13 hour book. Characters are believable and one keeps on wondering whodunit all through the experience...and there's a taste right at the end.
 
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buffalogr | Hi ha 18 ressenyes més | Jun 1, 2024 |
Keera Duggan was building a reputation as a Seattle prosecutor until her relationship with her boss went sour. Now, she's working for Duggan and Associates, a firm founded by her father and also staffed with two of her sisters. Her father is a noted attorney in town and an alcoholic who has messed up all of his kids.

When the firm gets a call from Vince LaRussa, who is accused of murdering his wheelchair-bound wife, her older sister encourages her to take the case to build up the firm's failing reputation. Keera's eager in part because she'll be facing her old lover in court, and she knows his strengths and his weaknesses.

As a former chess prodigy Keera is used to sizing up her opponents. It is her client who seems the most obscure to her. She's having trouble getting to know and understand him. And when she starts getting anonymous emails from someone calling themself Jack Worthing providing information about her client's past her doubts are raised about his innocence.

As she's preparing for the trial, following her mysterious emailer's directions, trying to build a theory that incorporates all the on-scene evidence, and playing a chess match with a person who plays under Black Knight, Keera is also dealing with her own problems with alcohol.

With twists and turns and courtroom hijinks, this was an excellent thriller filled with intriguing people.
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kmartin802 | Hi ha 18 ressenyes més | May 26, 2024 |
I've been slowly savoring Robert Dugoni's Tracy Crosswhite mysteries. While some readers will binge when they discover such a good series, I stretch out the time between each book to make the series last. I like knowing that I have a "sure thing" or two waiting for me on my to-be-read pile. Close to Home was next up on my list.

Speaking of series, this is a perfect one for those who like the characters' personal lives to be important parts of the story. Tracy is now married, and while this city girl tries to adapt to country quiet, she and her husband make an important decision. Tracy's partner, Del, recently lost a beloved niece to a drug overdose, and his investigation leads him to Celia McDaniel, a woman whose son also died of an overdose. Military lawyer Leah Battles plays a significant part, and I hope to see her in future books.

The mystery in Close to Home is a strong one, and like all good crime fiction, readers' knowledge can grow a lot on the way to finding out whodunit. There's plenty to learn about the military legal system as well as the healthcare industry's shift in focus to pain management rather than treating underlying ailments. And how about the legalization of marijuana? When I found out how the drug cartels adapted to that, I realized that I hadn't been paying enough attention to the world outside my door. There are even more kernels of knowledge in the pages of Close to Home, some of which made me smile. (Navy camouflage being called "blueberries", and the general opinion of them, for example.)

Dugoni's Tracy Crosswhite series is for readers who love to be immersed in both the story and the characters-- especially when the main character is a bonafide member of the Harry Bosch School of Policing (Everybody counts or nobody counts). If you're not already a dedicated reader, I'd advise you to begin at the beginning with My Sister's Grave. This is an excellent series that you won't want to miss.
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cathyskye | Hi ha 19 ressenyes més | May 1, 2024 |

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42
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2
Membres
7,116
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#3,451
Valoració
4.0
Ressenyes
542
ISBN
273
Llengües
13
Preferit
9

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