Saturday, February 15, 2014

Ties That Bind by Phillip Margolin

Ties That Bind, Phillip Margolin. New York: HarperCollins e-books, 2009. [2003]. e-book, 339 pps.

note: Phillip Margolin is on twitter as @philmargolin but he does not tweet to date.

Phillip Margolin is a prolific writer of novels. Ties That Bind continues the story of Amanda Jaffe after an attack that left her with a raging case of p.t.s.d. She has difficulties with relationships, flashbacks, and hyper-vigilance. In spite of her symptoms, she continues with her day job. 

There is political corruption, some activities related to the sale of drugs, prostitution, and a bunch of dead bodies in Ties That Bind. Amanda Jaffe is the kind of attorney that I would want in the courtroom with me. She is sharp and committed to justice.

Jaffe is asked to defend someone that everyone thinks of as obviously guilty. The fellow is perceived of as a dangerous and violent bad ass. No, she does not fall in love with him. 'Nuff said.

sapphoq reviews says: The plots and sub-plots in Ties That Bind render this novel as a fine example of a legal thriller. Highly recommended.

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