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Author:
Robert Dugoni
ISBN13:
978-1451606720
ISBN:
1451606729
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Publisher:
Touchstone; 1 edition (June 12, 2012)
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Thrillers & Suspense
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1392 kb
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Rating:
4.2
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Dugoni is at his best in the action scenes, which are the foundation of his narrative. Fans of John Grisham and Scott Turow will be pleased with this offering.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Dugoni is at his best in the action scenes, which are the foundation of his narrative.

Robert Vincent Dugoni (born February 17, 1961) is an American author currently living in Seattle, Washington. They are sold worldwide in more than 25 countries. Growing up the middle child in a family of ten siblings, Dugoni jokes that he did not get much of a chance to talk, so he wrote. By the seventh grade he knew he wanted to be a writer.

With each new novel, Robert Dugoni continues to prove both his talent and his craft. The conviction : a novel, Robert Dugoni. 1st Touchstone hardcover ed. p. cm. I. Title. His books remind me of the best of John Grisham-only better! Read him now! -JAMES ROLLINS. Dugoni has often been described as a challenger to Turow and other big names in the legal-thriller genre, but at this point, he’s claimed his own position on the A-list. A must read for fans of courtroom drama, from Grisham to Turow to Erle Stanley Gardner. Tight plotting and well-developed characters push Dugoni to the head of the legal thriller pack.

The Conviction by Robert Dugoni David Sloan series Book 5★'s From The Book: father takes the law into his own hands to. .Robert Dugoni has practiced as a civil litigator in San Francisco and Seattle for seventeen years. In 1999 he left his law practice to write full time.

The Conviction by Robert Dugoni David Sloan series Book 5★'s From The Book: father takes the law into his own hands to save his son, trapped in a juvenile detention center from hell. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a degree in journalism and worked as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times before obtaining his doctorate of jurisprudence from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law.

The Conviction by Robert Dugoni. Another top-notch thriller from Robert Dugoni. Dugoni presents another sensational read in his latest book. The Conviction takes us away from the usual courtroom drama and into the backwoods of California. This is one of my favourite authors. Dugoni's action and character development do not take a vacation in this novel and the reader can expect an interesting look into boot camps, corrupt legal experts, and illegal activities. I could not put it down after beginning. While I am used to courtroom antics presented by Dugoni, this was a great break, but full of the sam Dugoni presents another sensational read in his latest book.

Lawyer David Sloane is desperate to get through to his troubled teenage son Jake. Still reeling from the devastating loss of his mother in a brutal murder, Jake has spiraled out of control and Sloane has barely been able to keep him out of jail. In this prequel short story to Robert Dugoni's Kindle-bestselling novel, My Sister's Grave, Tracy Crosswhite is a young patrol officer, paying her dues, keeping her head down, and hoping a solid record will get her promoted to detective. Robert Dugoni was born in Pocatello, Idaho and raised in Burlingame, California

With each new novel, Robert Dugoni continues to prove both his talent and his craft. His books remind me of the best of John Grisham - only better!" -James Rollins. Robert Dugoni was born in Pocatello, Idaho and raised in Burlingame, California idn't get much of a chance to talk, so he wrote. By the seventh grade he wanted to be a writer

By the time Jake had finished cleaning, morning classes had recessed. Some of the inmates headed back to their dorms, others hurried to the basketball courts.

By the time Jake had finished cleaning, morning classes had recessed. Some of the inmates headed back to their dorms, others hurried to the basketball courts one of the picnic tables in the yard, staring at the ground, hungrier than he’d ever been. He sensed someone drawing near and lifted his head, expecting either Atkins, Big Baby, or the kid who had tripped him. Instead a thin black kid stepped onto the bench seat and sat beside him. The kid didn’t say a word, just stared out at the yard, eyes scanning left and right.

Husband, father, dog lover and dreamer. Author of and novels.

In this gripping, high-octane legal thriller by critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni, a father steps outside the law and does whatever it takes to save his son, trapped in a juvenile detention center from hell.In this gripping, high-octane thriller by critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni, a father takes the law into his own hands to save his son, trapped in a juvenile detention center from hell. Lawyer David Sloane is desperate to get through to his troubled teenage son Jake. Still reeling from the devastating loss of his mother in a brutal murder, Jake has spiraled out of control and Sloane has barely been able to keep him out of jail. So when his old friend, detective Tom Molia, suggests that they take their sons on a guys-only camping trip, Sloane gratefully accepts. What Sloane imagines will be the perfect excursion turns into a horrifying nightmare when the boys are arrested for vandalizing a general store late at night while their fathers are asleep. The next morning, before Sloane and Molia even realize they’re gone, their sons are tried, convicted, and sentenced by the presiding judge to six months in the county wilderness detention camp, Fresh Start. For the teenagers, a grueling physical and psychological ordeal begins. As Sloane fights the conviction against the boys, he discovers that local judge Earl Boykin’s authority seems to extend far beyond the confines of his courtroom. Meanwhile, on the inside, Jake is forced to grow up quickly and soon learns the hard way that this detention center has a very different purpose than rehabilitating troubled youths. With their legal options exhausted, Sloane and Molia will do anything to save their sons—even mount a daring rescue operation that could win the boys their freedom . . . or cost all of them their lives.
  • There is no way, absolutely no way, I could have figured out the twists and turns in this plot. It wasn't for lack of trying, on my part.
    Just fantastic. I loved that I couldn't. Usually, I can.

    I'm smiling, even now, when I think back to certain parts of the story, where I stopped; I went back a couple or three chapters, and hoped something there would give me a clue, as to what had just happened. But... No. Lol
    Tricky, Mr Dugoni, very tricky.
    So, I continued reading.
    There was a point, probably 3/4 through, when I finally decided to stop trying.

    Then, I just read... And read. And was amazed, at the intricacy of the plot, the details, the depth of the characters, the smoothness of the writing and sadly, the inevitable ending, that I knew, was fast approaching.

    No one. No one... Wants an excellent book to end.
    And this, unarguably, is an excellent book.

  • WOW....WHAT A GREAT BOOK AND GREAT STORY.....I AM HOOKED AND HAVE ALREADY ORDERED MORE OF HIS BOOKS....HE KEEPS THE STORY GOING AT A GOOD PACE WITH NO WASTED STORY TELLING ABOUT THE WEATHER AND OTHER DUMB STUFF, HE KEEPS YOU WONDERING WHATS NEXT...VERY HARD TO TAKE A BREAK FROM THIS BOOK....LOVE IT AND LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT ONE I HAVE ALREADY ORDERED.....

  • This was one of those "Well, I'm already into it so I have to get these people out of trouble by finishing it" books. It must be an early Dugoni. His others are far superior. I found most of it implausible. Such a prison for boys couldn't have remained under the radar today. And a street smart kid like Jake would have recognized right away what was being grown there. And undercover agents couldn't or wouldn't have done nothing while kids were tortured. I could list a dozen more implausibles but why tell the story. Try a different Dugoni.

  • I went and got this second book from Dugoni, after I read My Sister's Grave. I actually enjoyed this book more than that one even though it was pretty good. Dugoni has a very crisp writing style which goes well with legal thrillers. In this book, his protagonist, David Sloane, is not involved in court. His 16-year stepson is acting out due to his mother's murder, so Sloane decides to take him on a Father-son camping outing with friends. They pick the wrong town to stop in before going to the woods. The son Jake, decides to pull a criminal stunt with the younger boy he is with, and gets them both arrested. This puts them into a system, where the judge quickly puts them into a rehabilitative program for boys, without providing them with lawyers or even a chance to talk to their parents/guardians. The program turns out to be less than rehabilitative, and more a place where boys are abused and used as slave labor. Sloane and his friend, whose son was also convicted in a illegal court situation, are determined to help their boys get out of this place at any means necessary. And since the court and the police are equally determined to retain these boys, this means Sloane must work undercover to prove the authorities in this town are up to no good.

    Many people will pass this story off as 'fiction', but unfortunately, this did happen in Eastern PA, where judges and lawyers conspired to put both young boys and girls into a private detention facility for kickbacks. These guys were caught and put behind bars for over 20 years, but not until they ruined the lives of many children and teenagers. So in this case, reality became fiction. I'm sure it isn't the first time something like this has happened in the U.S. But I can understand how frightened parents must be for their children when trapped in a situation like, let alone how the kids feel.

    If you enjoy thrillers, this is definitely a great book. The plot is excellent, and Dugoni does a better job in characterization than many of authors do who write books like this. The characters are more believable and three dimensional, than in many mysteries.

  • I read about the first four chapters of this book and quit. Just cannot buy into the premise or circumstances. It is probably based on some real-life situation, but it's just hard for me to spend my leisure time reading or watching stupid people. It's like reality TV in a book. No thanks. I have read three other novels by this author and really enjoyed them, but this one, for me anyway, is a stinker. Yes, teenagers do stupid things and there are some people who abuse the justice system. The combination can be completely ridiculous. If I want to expose myself to it, I can just watch the TV news! Pass on this one!

  • I bought this because I liked My Sister's Grave. This is one of a series of books featuring a lawyer named David Sloane. Dugoni's characters are adequately drawn, some better than others. Interestingly, Sloane is hardly filled in at all -- a hazard with a series novel. There are some clunky set-pieces and some of the set-up seems contrived and not real credible.

    So why the four-star review? First of all, this is really a "3.5+." I hesitated to give this four stars, but in the end I need to be honest: I had real trouble putting this book down. The plot is fantastic -- in both senses of the word. Yet Dugoni does a marvelous job selling it. The pacing is perfect, and the events race toward a convergence with a real hint of menace and great dramatic flair. The quality of the writing itself is good enough, though not great. But this is a good story, and it's told very well.