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Pub Date Jun 06 2024 | Archive Date Jun 06 2024
Head of Zeus | Aries Fiction

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She’s the lawyer. But now she’s the one on trial.

A red canoe sits abandoned on Seymour Rock, right where the Saugatuck River meets Long Island Sound. The elegantly dressed corpse of a woman lies inside...

Nora Carleton left New York to become lead counsel at Saugatuck Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, where her life has become slower, more predictable. That is until her colleague and friend, Helen, is brutally murdered – and she becomes the prime suspect.

In the months leading up to Helen’s death, she and Nora were investigating someone within the company who was using insider information to undercut Saugatuck’s investments. Nora knows this is somehow linked to Helen’s murder – if only she can see how.

Calling in old colleagues from the US Attorney’s office, Mafia investigator Benny Dugan and attorney Carmen Garcia, Nora must find evidence to prove her innocence – or risk being put behind bars herself...

Reviews for James Comey

'A great read. Brimming with been-there-done-that authority.' Michael Connelly

'A masterful blend of legal thriller, police procedural and psychological drama.' Jeffery Deaver

'A bold new talent in the mystery genre.' Harlan Coben

She’s the lawyer. But now she’s the one on trial.

A red canoe sits abandoned on Seymour Rock, right where the Saugatuck River meets Long Island Sound. The elegantly dressed corpse of a woman lies...

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I really enjoyed Central Park West, James Comet's previous book, so was very happy to meet Nora and her family again.
Nora has taken a new job as legal counsel in a high-tech investment company, and is part of a team trying to find corrupt employees in the company.
Nora's friend and colleague Helen is killed and Nora is being set up for her murder so she calls on Barney and Carmen, her previous law enforcement colleagues for help.
The team carry out their own investigation to clear Nora, with their trademark professional skills, connections, and Barney's unorthodox and entertaining interrogation methods.
Very enjoyable. Recommended.

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Central Park West was good - this is even better. Taut, exciting, and with several characters returning from his first book who are brilliantly drawn and developed.

What could be complex financial machinations are simplified and are integral to an original plot.

The excitement is constant and the red herrings abound before a denouement that ends an exceptional book in a satisfactory and satisfying manner.

Highly recommended.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this thriller, a mix of whodunit and financial thriller. Even if the background is complex the author did a good job in keeping everything simple and delivering a gripping plot
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher for this ARC, all opinions are mine

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A brilliant character driven story that left me wanting to know more about each person and to experience more of their interactions which were endlessly entertaining. Don’t get me wrong, the storyline was excellent too and it took me til close to the end to figure it all out but in this book it’s the relationships that win the day. Thank you to Netgalley for the advance reader copy.

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