Heart of A Killer

Heart of A Killer

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"Jamie Wagner is a young lawyer who is happy to be flying under the radar at a large firm doing background research for the partners. It's not that he isn't smart. He is. It's just that hard work, the whole legal world, isn't really his thing. Underachiever? Yes. Content? At least until the firm puts him on a case that turns his whole world upside down. Sheryl Harrison has served four years of a thirty-year murder sentence for killing her husband who she claims abused her and her daughter Karen. The caseis settled. There shouldn't be anything for Jamie to do--except Karen is sick. She has a congenital heart defect and will die without a transplant, and her rare blood type makes the chance of finding a matching donor remote. Sheryl wants to be that donor, and Jamie is in way over his head. Suicide, no matter the motive, is illegal, and Sheryl is put on suicide watch. Jamie's only shot at helping Sheryl and saving Karen is to reopen the murder case, prove Sheryl's innocence, and get her freed so that she can pursue her plan on her own. A gripping story of an ordinary man faced with an impossible situation, David Rosenfelt's latest is his most powerful thriller yet"--

McMillan Palgrave

Jamie 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. Underachiever? A little. Content? Right up until the firm puts him on a case that turns his whole world upside down.

Sheryl Harrison has served four years of a thirty-year murder sentence for killing her husband, who she claims was abusive. The case is settled---there shouldn’t be anything for Jamie to do---except Sheryl’s fourteen-year-old daughter, Karen, is sick. She has a congenital heart defect and will die without a transplant. Her blood type is rare, making their chances of finding a matching donor remote at best. Sheryl wants to be that donor for her daughter, and Jamie is in way over his head. Suicide, no matter the motive, is illegal. So with Sheryl on suicide watch, Jamie’s only shot at helping her and saving Karen is to reopen the murder case, prove Sheryl’s innocence, and get her freed so that she can pursue her plan on her own.

Heart of a Killer---a gripping story of an ordinary man faced with an impossible situation---is the most powerful and shocking thriller yet from David Rosenfelt, a true master of the genre.



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Underachieving lawyer Jamie Wagner faces a morally and legally wrenching case when his client, a woman wrongly convicted for murdering her husband, begs him to help her get freed so that she can commit suicide and donate her heart to her terminally ill daughter.
Underachieving lawyer Jamie Wagner faces a morally and legally wrenching case when his client, a woman wrongly convicted for murdering her husband, begs him to help her get freed so that she can commit suicide and donate her heart to her terminally ill daughter. By the Edgar- and Shamus Award-nominated author of the Andy Carpenter series.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312598372
Branch Call Number: FIC ROS
Characteristics: 298 p. ;,25 cm.

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Domi Apr 20, 2014

This is the first book I have read by this author. It will not be the last. Great writing, plot and humour.

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Keendog65
Feb 14, 2014

It was hard to put this book down. David's wit and undeniable expertise in presenting an absolute mind blower makes me want more. It definitely didn't need a dog.

mrsgail5756 Aug 25, 2012

A very good read. I enjoyed this book I would recommend this book for all to read.

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bridge1
Jun 15, 2012

It's true that parents will do anything for their children and convict Sheryl Harrison is no exception. She wants lawyer Jamie Wagner to arrange her suicide so her sick daughter can have her heart. Good story with Rosenfelt's humour - but no dog!

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McCReader
May 03, 2012

Excellent book - very much enjoyed - hope that Rosenfelt makes a series of this character. 5*

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emerge
Apr 04, 2012

This is a stand alone book from the author of the Andy Carpenter series & is just as enjoyable. Jamie Wagner, a lawyer, takes on a pro bono case that presents interesting & disturbing legal & ethical questions. All of a sudden, he's part of a national manhunt for a sociopathic killer & feeling just a teensy bit out of his league. The characters are interesting & the plot convoluted. Rosenfelt's trademark humour keeps you chuckling as you madly turn the pages to learn the truth.

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