This is an interesting novel about an attorney trying to survive under the pressure of a high profile case while attempting to find his kidnapped wife. Because he was preoccupied with his wife's condition, the courtroom scenes were not as compelling as in other novels I have read. Dutch was reluctantly invested in the case and did not give it his all.
He's an attorney and knows the law yet he trespasses and does other acts that jeopardizes the investigation. I did like his tenacious attitude, however, as it seems the police are moving ever so slowly. I sometimes wondered if it was realistic for a person such as Dutch would do some of the things he did in his attempt to find his wife.
In the end there was an interesting parallel of husband wife relationships between the attorney and his wife and the accused and his wife. I liked this novel, a combination of legal procedure and suspense. While it is the third in a series, it is the first I've read and I felt it was fine on its own.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
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(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)