Dead Center

Dead Center

Book - 2006
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After Laurie Collins left him and headed west, New Jersey defense attorney Andy Carpenter didn't expect to ever see her again. So he's shocked when his ex-girlfriend appears on TV--and then calls him pleading for his help. Two coeds in Wisconsin have been found brutally stabbed to death. As the town's acting police chief, Laurie had to arrest a young college student with a carful of bloodstains who argued with one of the victims just before her death. Yet Laurie strongly believes that the suspect, Jeremy Davidson, is innocent.

Trading the refineries and factories of Paterson for the frozen pastures of Findlay, Wisconsin, Andy soon finds himself in a small town handling a big-time double homicide case. He looks into Jeremy's romance with one of the victims--and the possible involvement of a bizarre religious cult--one that may sanction the most unholy, and vicious, of acts.

While Andy tries to save Jeremy, make sense of his love life, and find a decent pizza for his beloved dog, Tara, the secrets of an ultra-religious community begin to rain down on him like bricks from a cracked fortress. But as Edgar®-nominated Rosenfelt proves to us once again, the path to the truth is littered with lies and misdirection. And before it's all over, the unexpected is the only thing Andy can count on.
Publisher: New York : Mysterious, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780446614511
Branch Call Number: FIC Rosen
Characteristics: 310 pages ; 24 cm.


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Feb 13, 2018

I am really enjoying reading this series! Andy Carpenter speaks my language: self-deprecating, sarcastic, and just a little humble pie tossed in. There is also a Golden Retriever ever at his side - one can never go wrong with the right dog in the story! I will continue to read additional work by this author -- I am so very glad to have had a member of my FB group, The Danamaniacs, (followers of author Dana Stabenow) make this author recommendation!

Dec 18, 2016

(The fifth book in the Andy Carpenter series)

Jun 17, 2012

Andy Carpenter really doesn't know what he wants. One thing is certain though, his life is just a tad empty without Laurie who has moved to Wisconsin to become a chief of police. When she calls for his help to solve the murder of two coeds, he goes to her taking Tara with him. Rosenfelt's books offer wise-cracking dialogue, entertaining characters, and great plots.

Jul 15, 2011

Features the always entertaining Andy Carpenter & his wise sidekick, Tara.

Jul 04, 2011

Quick read - great fun and a Golden Retriever named Tara

May 14, 2011

Despite having a very simplistic storyline and a plot pushing all credibility, the book is entertaining and fast-paced

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