Write To Die
Review: Rory Calburton is the newest partner of the Harold Firm, a prestigious legal practice in Los Angeles. He has just been given a case of a lifetime, one will make or break his career depending, of course, if he wins or loses. A recently produced movie, Extorted. which has all the buzz to be a runaway success and make millions of dollars for the studio, is about to debut when an aging former superstar, Mary Broom, claims the script for it was actually written by her and was stolen from her years ago by Alex Toltec, the current director of the film, in Write To Die, a legal thriller by Charles Rosenberg.
Mary Broom is setting out to sue everyone involved in the production of the film. The Harold Firm is defending the studio, one of its largest clients. All goes well during the pre-trial phase until Rory comes upon the dead body of Joe Stanton, his client's general counsel. Things go from bad to worse when Hal Harold, the founder of The Harold Firm, is arrested for the murder of Stanton. There are now two courtroom dramas unfolding, one involving the theft of material more than twenty years ago, and the other dealing with this recent murder. On the surface, it would appear that one has nothing to do with the other … but appearances can be deceiving. He can't prove it, but he is sure that the theft of the movie script and the murder of Joe Stanton are somehow connected. With the help (and sometimes hindrance) of Sarah Gold, a new associate in the firm, Rory is determined to find answers to who really wrote the script for the movie and who really killed Stanton … and why.
Write To Die is a very entertaining novel, a mystery interwoven with murder, theft, and secrets … lots of secrets. It also has its fair share of humor, most especially between Rory Calburton and Sarah Gold, an enterprising young attorney will do almost anything to get answers … and win her case. Both characters are very well-drawn and engaging. The heart of any legal thriller, the court case, or in this case, the court cases, are set up well from an insider's point of view and are interesting, often fascinating, to follow with plenty of twists to keep everyone on their toes. This is a fast read that should appeal to a wide audience of readers.
Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of Write To Die.
Acknowledgment: Thomas & Mercer provided a copy of Write To Die for this review.
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ISBN-13: 9781477817520; ISBN-10: 1477817522
Location(s) referenced in Write To Die: Los Angeles, California; Spain
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Write To Die by Charles Rosenberg — A Legal Thriller
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Format: Trade Paperback
Publication Date: July 2016
List Price: $15.95
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