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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (279 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martin Clark Narrator: Ed Sala Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Martin Clark has been praised as part John Grisham, part Hunter S.Thompson, and part sheer grit. Mason Hunt returns to his small Virginia hometown as the county's commonwealth attorney. Mason's brother Gates, who's currently serving a 20 year prison term, thinks Mason should have enough pull to set him free. And when Mason refuses, Gates hatches a plan to destroy his brother's life with a secret they both swore they'd take to the grave. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bess | 2/17/2014

    " Good read...legal thriller..nothing heavy, but it definitely held my interest! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg | 2/16/2014

    " Excellent book by an author the NY Times calls "not only the thinking man's John Grisham, but the drinking man's." My friends/realtors down here in Richmond gave me the book as their cousin, a judge in VA, wrote it (we were invited to the book release party but couldn't make it so Ed and Nancy had him sign a copy for us. And if you read the acknowledgments he mentions Ed and Nancy Turner, our realtors!)It's an interesting, fast-paced read written very smartly and with much humor throughout. It is based on a true story he became aware of as a judge but he wrote it as fiction. Definitely give it a try!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 2/14/2014

    " A review on the book's cover said - "Clark(is) not only the thinking man's John Grisham but, maybee better the drinking man's." After reading the book I don't really know what to make of that reviewer's comments. The story line centers on two brothers and a covered up murder. It is a very complex story with the main character going through a wide variety of struggles in life. Actually, I don't know how many other problems could have been visited on Mason without changing his name to Job. The book doesn't end in despire so keep reading there is light at the end of the tunnel. Not a happy read, but good to see how the story resolves and Mason matures as a person. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TexasMargarita | 2/12/2014

    " May be my new favorite write- he is like John Grisham with a sense of humor. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jasonchicks Hicks | 2/9/2014

    " Didn't finish this book. It wasn't nearly as good as The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexia | 2/1/2014

    " Interesting novel for a 2nd timer. He is in the forensic-legal genre and I've read better, but I couldn't stop reading this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloria | 1/18/2014

    " I could not put this crime/legal thriller down! It has a well crafted plot that explores the boundaries between law and justice, sin and forgiveness, fraternal bonds and betrayal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Ard | 1/15/2014

    " I started this Thanksgiving day and finished 1 1/2 days later as I could not put it down! It's fiction, but opens as if it's based on a true account -- I'm not sure...but it is witty, complex and will pull you in. Great moral issues are explored within the context of an old murder case. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 1/2/2014

    " Great book overall. Somewhat reminiscent of the story of Cain & Abel - brother against brother. Enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Schrager | 12/28/2013

    " Two brothers. Good vs. evil "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lee | 12/24/2013

    " Eh. This book started out really well then bogged down about half-way through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scottie | 12/21/2013

    " I love Martin Clark's writing. This book kept me up nights until I finished it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 11/16/2013

    " Really good legal thriller - excellent, believable characters, interesting plot. A win from the New Books shelf at MultCoLib. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 11/15/2013

    " New legal author. Very detailed writing. Lawyer witness brother murder someone. They both cover it up. Brother is into drugs and ends up in jail. Brother sets up lawyer years later. Lawyer lives in small town and is loved by all in the community. He is a family man. Very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caro | 10/20/2013

    " Nothing like a good legal thriller! The writing is not distinguished, and the female characters are all ciphers, but what a great story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancyc | 9/20/2013

    " Review coming out on Author Magazine in July issue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 4/23/2013

    " I'd read his 2 earlier books and checked this one out from the library when it came out. I liked it enough to buy my own copy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 1/24/2013

    " I love mysteries and thrillers that keep me reading. This is like a really good, early John Grisham. Very exciting - can't wait to see what happens next. Well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 R. B. | 12/6/2012

    " A different kind of legal thriller. Very literate, very suspenseful, VERY surprising. Excellent book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine Kloosterman | 11/10/2012

    " This book was great until about the last 100 pages and then it seemed to drag on a bit. By the last 25 pages or so I was confused as to what went on. Started out loving it but did not like the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deana | 5/15/2012

    " Excellent. Very exciting, but very real and believable and very fresh, not the same-old, same-old. Every character seems genuine. Best of the year for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mauri | 5/13/2012

    " Listened to this and read the rest. REally well done, a little too much to the plot but a great read. The audio CD voice-over guy is sensational too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 10/24/2011

    " Whenever Martin publishes a new book, he sends out handwritten postcards to let his fans know. This touch alone will keep me reading his books-- the fact that they are actually good helps even more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noreen | 7/13/2011

    " Not a great book, but a well-written good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Noyes | 6/1/2011

    " An intriguing, well written story that moves pretty fast. Not strictly a crime novel, this entertaining book gets into human nature and behavior quite well. Very, very enjoyable "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 3/27/2011

    " An intriguing, well written story that moves pretty fast. Not strictly a crime novel, this entertaining book gets into human nature and behavior quite well. Very, very enjoyable "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynn | 11/28/2010

    " I bought this book based on a brief review in the Los Angeles Times and was disappointed in the writing and the story. I didn't find the main character, Mason Hunt, sympathetic or likable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caro | 9/2/2010

    " Nothing like a good legal thriller! The writing is not distinguished, and the female characters are all ciphers, but what a great story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scottie | 5/11/2010

    " I love Martin Clark's writing. This book kept me up nights until I finished it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 1/12/2010

    " I'd read his 2 earlier books and checked this one out from the library when it came out. I liked it enough to buy my own copy! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 11/10/2009

    " I read this book because it was written by a Virginia judge and I thought it would be interesting. It's not very good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jasonchicks | 10/22/2009

    " Didn't finish this book. It wasn't nearly as good as The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daphne | 9/13/2009

    " Really 3 1/2. Great writer, terrific characterization, a little convoluted and overdrawn for my taste, but I'll be reading his launch book for sure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TexasMargarita | 7/13/2009

    " May be my new favorite write- he is like John Grisham with a sense of humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mauri | 6/29/2009

    " Listened to this and read the rest. REally well done, a little too much to the plot but a great read. The audio CD voice-over guy is sensational too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexia | 6/21/2009

    " Interesting novel for a 2nd timer. He is in the forensic-legal genre and I've read better, but I couldn't stop reading this one. "

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About the Author

Martin Clark is a Virginia circuit court judge. His past novels have been chosen as a New York Times Notable Book, a Washington Post Book World Best Book of the Year, a Bookmarks Magazine Best Book of the Year, a finalist for the Stephen Crane First Fiction Award, and a Book-of-the-Month Club selection. His novel The Legal Limit was the winner of the Library of Virginia’s People’s Choice Award and was called “a model of how to write a literary legal thriller” by the Oregonian. He lives in Patrick County, Virginia, with his wife, Deana.

About the Narrator

Ed Sala has narrated dozens of audio books throughout his career. His readings include Harlan Coben’s Tell No One, Stephen Sears’ Gettysburg, and Cormac MacCarthy’s Outer Dark.