Madman Walking



Madman WalkingJohn Grisham Had Better Look To His Laurels There S A New Writer Of Legal Thrillers In Town Richard A Lupoff, Author Of The Classic Car Killer Howard Henley Is Not A Killer That Seems Obvious To Lawyer Janet Moodie When She S Called In To Work His Appeal Her New Client Was Convicted Of Arranging The Shooting Of A Drug Dealer, But The Man Who Pulled The Trigger Has Always Said Henley Had Nothing To Do With It So Why Is Henley The One On Death Row Janet S New Case Takes Her From The Desperate World Of Prison Gangs, Where Men Are Murdered As An Initiation Rite, To The Courtroom, Where A Mental Illness Might Mean The Difference Between Life And Death Can She Convince A Judge Of Her Client S Innocence Before It S Too Late

L.F Robertson is a practising defense attorney who for the last two decades has handled only death penalty appeals Linda is the co author of TheComplete Idiots Guide to Unsolved Mysteries, and a contributor to the forensic handbooks How to Try a Murder and Irrefutable Evidence She has had short stories published in the anthologies My Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes the Hidden Years and Sherlock Holmes The American Years.

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  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Madman Walking
  • L.F. Robertson
  • 10 January 2017
  • 1785652850

10 thoughts on “Madman Walking

  1. Debra says:

    After reading and thoroughly enjoying this author s first book in this series Two Lost Boys , I was really excited about digging into this book Yes, this is book 2 in a series but I will say that I don t think there is a need to read these in order if you wanted to pick this book up independently and not pick up the first book first In this story, we follow Janet Moodie who is a lawyer who after the death of her husband retreats to a cabin in the wilderness but doesn t cut off all life on t After reading and thoroughly enjoying this author s first book in this series Two Lost Boys , I was really excited about digging into this book Yes, this is book 2 in a series but I will say that I don t think there is a need to read these in order if you wanted to pick this book up independently and not pick up the first book first In this story, we follow Janet Moodie who is a lawyer who after the death of her husband retreats to a cabin in the wilderness but doesn t cut off all life on the outside world as she continues to work as a lawyer and take on clients She then receives a call from an old lawyer friend who wants her to be the second lawyer in a case that he has picked up At first, this looks like a guy who is on death row and deserves to be but as we follow Janet and her fellow lawyer investigate this things are not what they seem Obviously, there is a lot that I could say but won t because of spoilers but what I will say was that this story was full of twists and turns and I had plenty of suspects going through the story For me, the best part of this story was finding outabout the legal system and processes when someone is on death row If I had to be picky, I would have loved to have had a bitsurprise and twists and turns that were out of the blue but that doesn t mean that I didn t really enjoy this story as much as I did I can t wait to pick up the next book in this series, or the next book from this authorForreviews, please check out the link below Debra s Book CafeDebs

  2. Deb says:

    I wasn t quite sure what to expect when I began reading this What I didn t expect was a bookabout the process of getting a conviction reversed The author is a defense attorney who exclusively handles death penalty appeals, so she is quite knowledgeable about the ins and outs of such cases.The book was kind of slow going It s not that it wasn t interesting,that there was a lot to absorb about the various steps in the process and the various potential stumbling blocks along the way I wasn t quite sure what to expect when I began reading this What I didn t expect was a bookabout the process of getting a conviction reversed The author is a defense attorney who exclusively handles death penalty appeals, so she is quite knowledgeable about the ins and outs of such cases.The book was kind of slow going It s not that it wasn t interesting,that there was a lot to absorb about the various steps in the process and the various potential stumbling blocks along the way It s not preachy rather it explains things by going through a fictional case two attorneys trying to get a retrial for a client who is mentally damaged but innocent of the crime he has been put on Death Row for.It s a fascinating book, but it does take some patience to get through However, if you are at all interested in the workings or misworkings of our criminal justice system, it s well worth the effort

  3. Donald B. Stewart says:

    This was my introduction to L.F Robertson I was not disappointed in the writing, however I was left a little wanting from the story Overall, an interesting primer on the day to day month to month, year to year experience of life as a defense attorney Technically enlightening, but I can t say I m ready to change professions The promotional material promised a story that would rival John Grisham, and the opening chapters seemed to justify the hype The reader is told that a mentally unstabl This was my introduction to L.F Robertson I was not disappointed in the writing, however I was left a little wanting from the story Overall, an interesting primer on the day to day month to month, year to year experience of life as a defense attorney Technically enlightening, but I can t say I m ready to change professions The promotional material promised a story that would rival John Grisham, and the opening chapters seemed to justify the hype The reader is told that a mentally unstable man was sent to prison for a murder he did not commit, and lead to believe that his plight was due to the machinations of a corrupt small town legal system In good Grisham form, I was anticipating skeletons in closets, courthouse intrigue, and the defense attorneys placed in peril of life and limb For most of the book, such a story seems quite likely as the author presents a colorful cast of gangsters and serial killers, but sadly one soon realizes there are not enough pages left for this careful narrator to develop anythingthan a well balanced and quite readable diary of a competent criminal advocate, and her unfortunate client

  4. Elite Group says:

    An excellent legal procedural novel Janet Moodie is called in to work on a post conviction investigation, a murder for hire case Janet is an Appellate Lawyer, specialising in Death Row cases.Her client, Howard Henley, is possibly schizophrenic and very uncooperative and has been convicted of arranging a shooting of a drug dealer for the Aryan Brotherhood.The problem is someone has already confessed to the killing, but his testimony was never taken.Can Janet and the team get Howard off or even An excellent legal procedural novel Janet Moodie is called in to work on a post conviction investigation, a murder for hire case Janet is an Appellate Lawyer, specialising in Death Row cases.Her client, Howard Henley, is possibly schizophrenic and very uncooperative and has been convicted of arranging a shooting of a drug dealer for the Aryan Brotherhood.The problem is someone has already confessed to the killing, but his testimony was never taken.Can Janet and the team get Howard off or even a re trial, this time with all the facts This book is very different from any I have read before, which was a lovely change Mostly a trial procedural book, with many legalese words and phrases, it is straightforward to understand, and I was really involved in it and rooting for the right outcome.Well written and surprisingly fast paced, this book is a real eye opener of the world of the American judicial system and the easy way it can be manipulated by smart lawyers.I am looking forward to readingby this author.EllezigBreakaway Reviewers received a copy of this book to review

  5. Richard says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here It is not a legal thriller because there is nothing to thrill create tension, suspense.It is somewhat of a courtroom drama The drama would theoretically be the way in which the state prosecutor exercises her bias against a mentally ill and disruptive man to hide exculpatory evidence and then refuse to consider sound new evidence that another man s confession to the crime is authentic and should result in cancelling charges Itshould but doesn t I have readdramatically written and e It is not a legal thriller because there is nothing to thrill create tension, suspense.It is somewhat of a courtroom drama The drama would theoretically be the way in which the state prosecutor exercises her bias against a mentally ill and disruptive man to hide exculpatory evidence and then refuse to consider sound new evidence that another man s confession to the crime is authentic and should result in cancelling charges Itshould but doesn t I have readdramatically written and emotionally impacting true stories in ProPublica investigative journalism site about innocent people on death row The author is a weary fighter for justice on capital appeal cases Her weariness comes through in her main character who is also weary So the story is slow and doesn t pack a punch or entertain I kept thinking hey, the aryan gang is going to ambush her Nope Nothing Slow, very anti climatic, not that dramatic Interesting Yes Otherwise, it deserves a 2star rating But I learned all the interesting stuff even as I skimmed many irrelevant pages where the hero is out gardening, in the long weeks between hearings Even Ken Burns can make a documentaryinteresting and this is fiction here Was for writing quality itself The only part that seemed poorly written is the dialog she assigns to prisoners who are potential witnesses I find it very hard to believe that the vocabulary and speaking style she gives to all of these characters would in fact be so erudite as the dialog she invents for her bad guy characters Otherwise, her prose is clear and convincing just very long, and certainly not exciting

  6. Pamela Scott says:

    copy from the publisher and voluntarily reviewed I had high hopes for Madman Walking after enjoying the first book, Two Lost Boys so much I was not disappointed Although this is the second book it can be read alone and you don t necessarily need to have read the first book to follow what s going on a bit like John Connolly s Charlie Parker books I liked the way Janet Moodie continues to develop in this book and I grew to really like her The book is copy from the publisher and voluntarily reviewed I had high hopes for Madman Walking after enjoying the first book, Two Lost Boys so much I was not disappointed Although this is the second book it can be read alone and you don t necessarily need to have read the first book to follow what s going on a bit like John Connolly s Charlie Parker books I liked the way Janet Moodie continues to develop in this book and I grew to really like her The book is fast paced, well written and has a lot of twists and mis direction, the kind of stuff I love I would have liked a bitstory elements that came out of the blue but I really enjoyed the story I usually don t like novels about lawyers but what I liked about Madman Walking and Two Lost Boys is that they focus on a lawyer who handles death penalty appeals which is something new and interesting I ve never come across before I look forward to the next book in the series

  7. Linda says:

    Three and a half starsGood legal suspense thriller Robertson writes well about what she knows defending mentally ill convicts on death row She speaks clearly through her alter ego protagonist, Janet Moodie, and makes us think about a neglected population As with most convicts with mental illness, Howard Henley is not likeable and thus not a sympathetic character However, does that make it acceptable to execute him for a crime he did not commit, or to consign him to years of neglect on dea Three and a half starsGood legal suspense thriller Robertson writes well about what she knows defending mentally ill convicts on death row She speaks clearly through her alter ego protagonist, Janet Moodie, and makes us think about a neglected population As with most convicts with mental illness, Howard Henley is not likeable and thus not a sympathetic character However, does that make it acceptable to execute him for a crime he did not commit, or to consign him to years of neglect on death row I will be reading Robertson s other books with pleasure

  8. Doreen says:

    5 6 18 Full review tk.

  9. Anthony says:

    Review to come on my website next week.

  10. Andi Montaldi says:

    Interesting story, but hard to get through the middle third Very heavy on court procedure.

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