Judge & Jury by James Patterson and Andrew Gross

The Book:

Judge and Jury by James Patterson and Andrew GrossFrom #1 bestselling author James Patterson comes the ultimate legal thriller where the judge and jury are terrified. The verdict: run for your life. Failing to escape jury duty, aspiring actress Andie DeGrasse ends up as Juror #11 in a landmark case. In this new Trial of the Century, a Mafia don known as the Electrician is linked to hundreds of gruesome crimes. Tracking this ruthless killer for years, senior FBI agent Nick Pellisante fears that the defendant’s power reaches far beyond the courtroom, even if the FBI’s evidence is ironclad. Just as the jury finishes deliberations, the Electrician makes a devastating move that shocks the entire nation – and shatters Andie’s world. Now she and Pellisante must hunt for the Electrician before he executes his most horrifying endgame.

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The View:

In spite of my busy life, I managed to read this book in just one day. Short chapters, a fast paced plot, extreme cruelty and a smart stunning hero – this book had everything that one would expect from James Patterson.

I typically do not like books that are based on the mafia because they are always filled with viciousness and malice. “Judge and Jury” was slightly different from the others I have read; and I would attribute it to the writing. It was a notch above, managing to throw light on the extreme cruelty of the mafia but projecting it in a subtle manner. There were instances when the brutality had to be detailed specially when Cavello is in South America but I felt that was needed for the ending. It was so close to the end and it makes us justify Nick’s action of leaving him to die.

A powerful and revengeful story with just the right mix of motherly love, grief, passion and courage.
Rated a 5 on 5 because I enjoyed it thoroughly and I am sure you will too.

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