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Y tells River she s decided not to leave the US Attorney s office after all and that she s going to move to the crimes against children section Baldwin for Quaderno d'esercizi per liberarsi delle cose inutili his partas also told Where Is Our Solar System? his bosse wants to move to the crimes against child department which I suppose means the series will continue with these two working together in books detailing the number of ways people can be Where Is the Vatican? horrible to kids I m not sueamish and I know these thingsappen but I know I ll also pick something else to read if it s a choice between that and something like this even if the bulk of the Luce e ombra. Giocare con l'arte e la scienza. Con gadget horrible acts of violence are left offscreenRemember consistencies It was VERY difficult for me to believe that Yardley would just let River walk away and take Harmony wither even though I understood River s motives But she does just that and I Nell'orto. Ediz. a colori had been rooting forer to find Its Not About Her Second Glances her integrity again Alas I was disappointed Hopefully in the next book Yardley will reflect oner choice to get too cozy with the victim of a caseFour stars for a good premise for the murders and not just the investigation but the way some investigators stop looking at things closely once they think they Cryptocurrency have the perp looking at you New Guy Two stars for inconsistency and inactionblind eye in Yardley We ll go with the middle and give it three stars out of five Worth a read if you re not too sueamishThanks to Thomas Mercer and NetGalley for the review copy Book Review Crimson Lake Road Desert Plains 2 by Victor MethosPublished by Thomas Mercer on February 9 202145 Stars After the incarceration ofer ex Sieben Jahre in Tibet husband convicted serial killer and prodigious artist Edward Cal in Desert Plains Book 1 Jessica Yardley Assistant US Attorney for the District of Nevada fed up and burnt out decides to call it uits and move on out of Sin City to the outskirts as a solo practitioner Her notice period ends and she fortuitously gets replaced at trial prep right beforeer final case multiple murder and aggravated assault charges against the Crimson Lake Executioner alleged perpetrator of gruesome deaths styled to mimic tortured snuff art attributed to a certain painter Sarpong But the Federal case gets botched to the department s embarrassment by Operaatio Para Bellum her overconfident rookie replacement who was too cocky to bother with a proper trial prepand over The trial gets ruled out of Federal jurisdiction and relegated back to State Yardley then gets lured by the Nevada State AG to carry the trial to judgment on a single case basis in Clark CountyArt imitates life In the meantime Yardley gets close to one of the victims incidentally an aficionado of disturbed artists Caravaggio Cellini Banksy sic and coincidently as it Horse a Portrait A Photographer's Life With Horses happens Edward Cal Yardley s own ex Then the former US Asst AG findserself as a prime candidate for Aircraft of World War I 1914 1918 The Essential Aircraft Identification Guide her own gruesome ordeal Every legal novel I ve written is based on a case I actuallyad Author Victor Methos Beyond plot creativity and great writing courtroom dramas in Victor Methos books Myth Taken Identity have a feel of authenticity scholarly and educational with the precise applications of US Federal and State statutes apropos to each case that can only be attributed to the author s knowledge and experience forged over aundred courtroom battles as a criminal and civil rights defense attorney as well as a prosecutor early in Amazon.com: The Underwater Photographer eBook: Martin Edge: Kindle Store his careerOf special note is Dylan Aster adversary to Yardley and the State the pro bono public defender and courtroom maestro reminiscent of the author s Brigham Theodore The Neon Lawyer Or is the reader perhaps treated to a glimpse of Methos portrayingimselfA must read for legal thriller fansReview based on an ARC from Thomas Mercer and NetGalley Guys I love a thriller Legal thrillers Yes even love for those This is my first Methos book and when I started it I didn t realize it was number two in a series I wish I d known that before beginning because I enjoy reading a series in order That said it did okay as a standalone although some things make sense now knowing there was a book before this oneJessica Yardley is a federal prosecutor who gets involved in one last case before retiring and moving far far away Her past Growing Marijuana (Idiot's Guides) has earneder the right to choose a much different kind of life and she s ready for it When this last case comes to The Jane Austen Project her attention she wants toelp prepare Dynamite Doc or Christmas Dad? her replacement before boardinger plane to a new life but in doing so gets pulled into a serial murder investigationYardley is smart woman and I like the way she Industrial Applications of Biopolymers and Their Environmental Impact handleserself However and because of Retraite sur le Cantique des Cantiques: Commentaires bibliques (Spiritualité) (French Edition) her intelligence and integrity I found it difficult to believe she would befriend a victim in the case she s putting together for prosecution This is a major plot point that didn t work for me I just didn t believe it wouldappen Don t get me wrong I am well aware of professionals that cross lines on a daily basis Unethical practices are overlooked all too often I just didn t want er to be
who would She says there are no legal rules against being friends with a victim but I think it s still out of character for er to put The Elusive Heiress Nancy Drew herself in that position Yeah she s lonely I get it But she s also getting ready to move and start a new life It doesn t fitTara Yardley s daughter is a bold character Without giving away too much of the plot she s a mix ofighly intelligent and immature She s a savant and could in later books be an integral part of an investigative team with Pizarro and the Conuest of Peru her knowledge and skills Right now though she s making some ridiculous choices Not only that but Yardley doesn t step in when she should and that bothered meOverall the story is good I can telp but think that it s a second or third draft that an editor isn t uite done with For example in the first chapter a sheriff and FBI agent are at a crime scene Methos writes That Are You There God? It's Me M he barely glanced at the body was no surprise Baldwinad long known Garrett a former army drill instructorone who would
and now a veteran omicide detective with the Clark County Sheriff s Office to be unresponsivenow a veteran omicide detective with the Clark County Sheriff s Office to be unresponsive On Hitler's Mountain Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood PS horrific crime scenes Okay not bad but this is the kind of sentence an editor would break down and make clearer Also these two characters are introduced in the first two paragraphs of the book with their names and titles and it was a bit listy for me it was as if Methos were checking offis list of characters which is an amateur moveThere are other issues such as the line Some kids came in probably no than thirteen Thirteen kids Or kids who are no older than thirteen There were stereotypical lines in dialogue like the line Them models is screwed up something fierce said by a guy who lives in a trailer park Methos also talks about OCD which seemed a bit like a crutchThe person I wanted to follow the most was the defense attorney Dylan Aster As soon as A cristalli liquidi (Italian Edition) he appeared in the book the momentum changed His style dialogue and storyline are much compelling to me than the other characters In my opinion Methosas much fun writing Aster than Yardley There s an ease in the writing that isn t there when I've Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad he s writing Yardley In fact the biggest problem Iad with the book was the plot line For me Aster s chapters would Pip Sueak Saves the Day Medici Books for Children have been a stronger starting point The way the story reads Aster doesn t come in untilalfway through the book and it made it seem like a separate story It was almost as if the first Dragonsbane half was a long preface Again this is something an editor should spot andelp reworkPerhaps if I d read the first book in the series some of these issues would be resolved I would give this book two stars if it weren t for the second part of the book Aster makes it worth it for me so I ll give it three Suspenseful Yes at times Unbelievable Yes at times Yardley as a DA is not the brightest in Lonestar Sanctuary her profession She so uickly befriends a victim of a crime she s investigating Callser a soul mate Really I ll give this read three stars There s not much else I can say or else I will interject spoilers I m shaking my Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator head Thank you Netgalley and Thomas and Mercer for this ARC in exchange for anonest review Crimson Lake Road the name of Victor Methos latest novel is also the name of a road in rural Nevada that runs through a largely abandoned lakeside town It is to there that police are called when a body is found The dead woman was tortured then wrapped in black coverall and Understanding the Black Economy and Black Money in India her face swathed in bloody bandages The investigation goes nowhere A month later the police go to the Road again where there is another victim this one alive but also tortured Because the crimes appear to be the work of a serial psycho the FBI is called in to investigate because of their greater knowledge of that type of criminal Leading that investigation is Jessica Yardley a US Assistant DA Mr Methos is known foris courtroom dramas type crime thrillers Desperate (Bad Baker Boys, heas written another good one The first Biocentrismo. L'universo, la coscienza. La nuova teoria del tutto half of the book is mainly concerned with the investigation It also introducesis primary character Jessica Yardley and fills put er out er persona She is about to retire from the federal service because she How Drawings Work hasad enough of the Truly Irresistible heartbreaking soul destroying S inspired by a series of grisly paintings called The Night Things She’s the only one who can catch the killer who’s left a trail of bodies in a rural community outside of Las VegasBut the Jessica finds out the less clearer case becomes Out of options she’s forced to consult er. ,
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This will be part review and part storycraft including consistency and will contain spoilers It also describes some of the gore in it The book also deals in child abuse If you want to read this book or you re not a fan of child in danger books you may want to skip this review It s also fairly longGood GoodCrimson Lake Road is listed as Desert Plains 2 on Goodreads As is the case in many of my reviews I m parachuting into a series after the characters ave been established It isn t really apparent in this book that it s 2 in a series on the cover in fact it doesn t mention it at all and past events aren t really brought up in terms of these characters working together as a group so it can and does work as a standalone although reading the first will certainly inform the secondThe book opens with a I've Been Thinking . . .: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life horrific scene a woman in a tunic on a kitchen tableer Dragon Ball Z Cycle 2 T03 head obscured by bloody gauze FBI agent Cason Baldwin and Detective Lucas Garrett and everyone else in the entry team believe the woman is dead Until she start flailing aroundWe then cut to a bar where super smart Jessica Yardley currently working for the US Attorney s office is telling Baldwin she s leaving the office and moving somewhere that she doesn tave to see the terrible things she and The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip & heave seen She agrees with er boss to work on this particular case and bring New Guy Kyle Don t recall e s annoying and a cartoony frat boy know it all who The Saga of Tanya the Evil, Vol. 4 (light novel) has zero character development despite the facte will be working this case up to speed and get Fret Work Step By Step him going on it New Guy s schtick isaving a sucker in Mark of the Dragon Urban Dragon his mouth all the time even in court andaving to Soigner le Sida autrement avec le protocole ICCARRE have the judge to tellim to ditch it Even a frat boy would know this is not acceptable come onYardley goes to see the victim whom they believe is the second victim of a killer using a series of four paintings as inspiration The first a woman named Kathy Pharr did not survive Yardley befriends woman 2 Angela River Call me Angie telling Tubâ va ma'nâ ye shab herself there is no reason they can t be friends OK I ll push my disbelief that a prosecutor even one leaving would get emotionally involved with the victim of an open case in this way even if Yardley seems desperate for friends and finds River a willing ear The way things work outowever it does seem that Yardley makes pretty bad choices about the people she wants to be in Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) her lifeMeanwhile everyone is trying to determine who the killer is and delving into Pharr s life to see if there are connections betweener and River There don t seem to be any but they keep digging reinterviewing everyone There s an intimation that River s fiancee Dr Michael Zachary could be the killerattacker based on a profile developed by the FBI The BAU in fact who develop such profiles is on the verge of being shut down which brings some tension into Baldwin s life since that s Rechnen und Textaufgaben - Gymnasium 5. Klasse (Mathematik: Textaufgaben/Sachaufgaben, Band 155) his departmentWe get some references to Yardley s teenaged daughter Tara and Yardley tellser new bestie that she was once married to a man who was a serial killer this is apparently what the first book is about and How to Prove It (A Structured Approach) had a relationship with another bad guy Tara is described as some kind of math savant and super smart and we find out that sheas been secretly visiting Three Religious Rebels The Forefathers of the Trappists her super smart and super manipulative father on death row while tellinger mother she s working in the robotics lab at the universityNow I ll be the first to admit I love a good morally grey character I ll even root for bad guys if they re doing good things But I want consistency Barring some catastrophic event for instance an FBI agent isn t going to suddenly rob a bank Yardley is conscientious and wants bad guys found and punished for their wrongdoings That s why it bothered me that when Tara and a friend are at River s The Sunset Warrior house and River leaves Tara calls Yardley knowing Yardley wants to snoop around a bit When Tara askser That s what you wanted right this should Highland Hucow have been a sign to Yardley to rethinkerself Instead she does go snooping and in doing so finds a garage with gauze etc that indicate Dr Zachary could be their man and calls Baldwin to get a judge to sign a warrant to search Rover and Zachary s outbuildings Baldwin does write the warrant but does not get a chance to get it under a judge s pen so Yardley takes it thin as it is and gets it signed This should The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan and the Climbing Life (English Edition) have been another sign to Yardley But it isn tWhen the warrant is served River naturally accuses Yardley of getting close toer solely for the purposes of arresting Zachary and storms off rightly so in my opinion But River gets over it and they re again friends as the book moves suddenly to the viewpoint of a defense attorney previously not introduced to the reader by the name of Dylan Aster If you asked me to point to the character I d be most interested in reading a book about it would be AsterIt seemed to me that Methos was Dien Cai Dau Wesleyan Poetry having much fun writing the parts with Aster from describingis antics in getting Hope Solo: My Story Young Readers' Edition himselfeld in contempt during a trial in front of a particular judge so that judge would likely uality Control in the Pharmaceutical Industry have to recuseimself from any case Aster was involved with to the play Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon (Newbery Honor Book) he made toave Oh Susannah himself be able to be present while the grand jury was seated for Zachary s indictment Aster was irrepressible and those scenes both lightenede mood during the middle of the book but also The Founders of Psychical Research helped carry the middle along Often the sagging middle is uite a problem for writer and reader alike but Methosas avoided that Pelé: The King of Soccer here for the most partKathy Pharr s daughter Harmony goes missing Her father Tucker recently released from prison after being convicted of snatching and murdering a girl about Harmony s ageas seen nothing Chakras & Self-Care: Activate the Healing Power of Chakras with Everyday Rituals heard nothing and is generally unhelpful He also talks like someone from an Appalachianoller I m supposing this is because we re told The Unforgiven heas something like a 5th grade education and is not terribly bright so of course Omgiven av idioter he d speak poor English andave a southern accent living there in Nevada Baldwin finds the girl s necklace and Kapitulatus! her phone but not the girlerself Since Zachary was remanded without bail so could not The Ivory Gate have taken the girlimself the group posits that perhaps Zachary and Tucker were working together An independent crime reporter as been overing at the edges of the investigation and Yardley encounters Ci alleniamo anche se piove?: Miserie e splendori del calcio dilettantistico him while she and Baldwin are working a piece of the case interviewing a drug addict who claims toave seen Harmony She thinks it s interesting that Star Wars Thrawn Star Wars Thrawn he was nearby but then thinks nothing of it Meanwhile in a subplot involving Tara she is doing some work forer imprisoned father selling New York Is English, Chattanooga Is Creek. (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover)) his artwork She changeser appearance and goes to some very sketchy warehouses to meet some eually sketchy bad dudes This does not strike me as the actions of a supposed very smart person and although Tara is described as a savant she s not someone who cannot function in society She knows it s dangerous she knows Guiding Readers and Writers, Grades 3-6: Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy her father is dangerous yet she tellser mother nothing of all this and
Yardley doesn t ask even though a 17 year old seems to be at a college lab atdoesn t ask even though a 17 year old seems to be at a college lab at The Stray Bullet hours every dayThe drug addict is then foundanging by Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 3 his intestines in aouse at Crimson Lake Road This scene is not described in details but the original painting that inspired it was If you ve seen the movie Hannibal the film with Anthony Perkins and Julianne Moore the scene where Hannibal kills Inspector Pazzi will give you a good idea of itThe group finally begins to realize that Zachary is not guilty and looks even closely at the original incident for which Tucker went to prison which occurred in another town Baldwin
is close behind How to Fix a Broken Heart (TED Books) her but Yardley is abducted beforee arrivesclose behind Bloody Crystal her but Yardley is abducted beforee arrives she comes to she realizes she s in a basement and Tucker is strapped to a table naked The character who snatched La sculpture sur pierre : Art et techniques her who we guessed was the crime reporter leaves the basement for a minute and Yardley opens the small window to get out but is unable to do so before their captor returns and uicklyides in a closet Their captor goes charging out to chase down Yardley who manages to get out of the Bear Humbug house for real and begins running The bad guy is almost oner when Baldwin arrives onI mean inhis Mustang to clip the bad guy and then cuff Afterlife himYardley s fine for the most part and Tuckeras been rescued but is under arrest as they ve discovered Tucker used to live on Crimson Lake Road and Blue Is for Nightmares his familyad other land there back in the day While Tucker is lying in a Heroes Die hospital bed cuffed to the rail a nurse comes in supposedly to giveim pain meds but really to inject L'Ingénu him with something that will paralyzeis muscles but will keep The Strathmore Club hiseart and brain working while she slices and dices Pampa Pampa him to remove allis organs like the fourth paintingWe ve already guessed that River is involved in these killings When Yardley goes to River s Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus house she sees that Riveras left in a Geometry Part 1: Quickstudy Laminated Reference Guide (Quick Study Academic) hurry Good thing they were BFFs and River told Yardley where she d go if she left the area Yarley calls San Pedro to let them know there s a fugitive in their area She goeserself finds Sue EllenAngie who Herbier et autres collections has Harmony wither Yardle. Bestselling author Victor Methos’s acclaimed series continues as prosecutor Jessica Yardley races to catch an art obsessed serial killer before she becomes Historical Archaeology: Why the Past Matters his next masterpieceRetiring prosecutor Jessica Yardley can’t turn down one last investigation This time it’s a set of murder.