Dead Peasants: A Thriller

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Macmillan, Oct 2, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
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"Just terrific... As real as a heart attack, and every bit as suspenseful."

--John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author of A Plague of Secrets, on The Trial

Veteran trial lawyer Larry D. Thompson has decades of courtroom experience in his home state of Texas on controversial and important trials. Now, in Dead Peasants, Thompson has delivered a fast-moving and suspenseful legal thriller featuring a retired lawyer whose life gets turned upside down when a stranger asks for help.

Jack Bryant, exhausted after a high-profile career as a lawyer, takes an early retirement in Fort Worth, Texas, where he plans to kick back, relax, and watch his son play football at TCU. But then an elderly widow shows up with a check for life insurance benefits and that is suspiciously made payable to her dead husband's employer, Jack can't turn down her pleas for help and files a civil suit to collect the benefits rightfully due the widow. A chain of events that can't be stopped thrusts Jack into a vortex of killings, and he and his new love interest find themselves targets of a murderer.

Gripping, engaging, and written with the authority that only a seasoned lawyer could possess, Dead Peasants is a legal thriller that will stun and surprise you.


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User Review  - Carolee888 - LibraryThing

This legal thriller, Dead Peasants by Larry D. Thompson threw me for a loop. After reading a bit, I started searching wildly for more information via the Internet. I wasn't aware of Dead Peasants Life ... Read full review

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This legal thriller came out last October and I can't believe I hadn't heard about it earlier. However, thanks to Partners in Crime Tours I have now read it, to the detriment of household chores. Jack ... Read full review

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LARRY D. THOMPSON is a managing partner of the Houston trial firm he founded. He is the proud father of three grown children and admiring brother of the late Tommy Thompson, author of the classic Blood and Money. He lives in Houston, Texas.

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