Open and Shut

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Grand Central Publishing, Nov 15, 2008 - Fiction - 256 pages
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"There is nothing like a golden retriever. I know, I know, it's a big planet with a lot of wonderful things, but golden retrievers are the absolute best. Mine is named Tara . . . The only problem she has ever caused is that I spend so much time with her in the mornings that I am almost invariably late for work."



Whether dueling with new forensics or the local old boys' network, irreverent defense attorney Andy Carpenter always leaves them awed with his biting wit and winning fourth-quarter game plan. But Andy prefers the company of his best friend, Tara, to the people he encounters in the courtroom. Tara, a golden retriever, is clearly smarter than half the lawyers who clog the courts of Passaic County. However, just as it seems Andy has everything figured out, his dad, New Jersey's legendary ex-D.A., drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium. The shocks pile on as he discovers his dad left him with two unexpected legacies: a fortune of $22 million that Andy never knew existed . . . and a murder case with enough racial tinder to burn down City Hall. Struggling to serve justice and bring honor to his father, Andy must dig up some explosive political skeletons-and an astonishing family secret that can close his case (and his mouth) for good.
 

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User Review  - quiBee - LibraryThing

This was just a fun, light read, the first one in the Andy Carpenter series, very nicely narrated by Grover Gardner. Andy is a lawyer who doesn't take himself, or anyone, terribly seriously and is ... Read full review

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User Review  - ChristineEllei - LibraryThing

This is the first book by David Rosenfelt and I started the series at the end (what else is new?) so I am playing catch-up. I like these legal stories because of the main character Andy Carpenter. He ... Read full review

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