Dead Lawyers Don’t Lie (Jake Wolfe: Book 1) by Mark Nolan

Dead Lawyers Don't Lie: A Gripping Thriller (Jake Wolfe Book 1) by [Nolan, Mark]


Date of publication: January 1, 2016

Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Crime, Suspense

Series: Jake Wolfe

Dead Lawyers Don’t Lie—Book 1

Vigilante Assassin—Book 2

Killer Lawyer—Book 3

San Diego Dead—Book 4

Deadly Weapon—Book 5

Purchase Links: Amazon

Goodreads synopsis:

A mysterious killer who calls himself The Artist is assassinating wealthy lawyers in San Francisco. When war veteran Jake Wolfe accidentally takes his picture during a murder, The Artist adds Jake to his kill list and he becomes a target in a deadly game of cat and mouse that only one of them can survive. How far would you go to protect your loved ones from a killer? Jake wants to leave his secret, violent past life behind him. But the reluctant, flawed hero can’t ignore his duty and his personal moral compass.

This gripping thriller is full of suspense, plot twists, and surprises. It features a cast of interesting characters, including several strong-willed women, two wise-cracking San Francisco Police Homicide Inspectors, one highly intelligent dog, and a philosophical killer who shares Jake’s admiration for Van Gogh paintings but still plans to kill him anyway. As Jake gets closer to unraveling a merciless conspiracy, his life gets turned upside down, and the danger level increases, adding to the growing suspense. This entertaining page-turner starts out as a murder mystery and then shifts gears into a high-speed action thriller that takes you on a roller-coaster ride to the riveting ending. A good read for those who enjoy mysteries, suspense, action and adventure, vigilante justice, unique characters, witty dialogue, and a little romance too. On sale in over a dozen countries around the world. Be the first among your friends to read it.

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I couldn’t put this book down. Right from the beginning, it had me hooked. It had everything in it and then some!!! It is a page-turner!!!

I liked Jake Wolfe’s character. When I started reading the book, he was portrayed as a mild-mannered photojournalist. Then the author started adding layers to him; what he added was fantastic. Jake’s character went from ho-hum to an action star throughout the book. Plus, he got the girls. He got more action in one night than a normal action hero.

The one aspect that I liked was that he was a military dog handler in the most recent war. The author did a great job portraying a military dog and the handler. I had never heard of the Alpha Roll until I read this book (click on the link or google it. From what I have brought up, it is controversial).

I like that the author did his best to humanize The Artist. He is bipolar (no giveaways here, it was mentioned the first time we met him) and not on medication. He does have a moral compass. It is skewed, though. But then again, aren’t all peoples’ moral compasses skewed to some extent?

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