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The Perk by Mark Gimenez
  

The Perk

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Gimenez returns to the world of the law in this engrossing book about a lawyer retiring back to his home town in Texas after his wife has died. Reluctantly persuaded to become town judge he gets drawn in to the towns secrets, buried just below the surface of this seemingly safe, suburban small country town. As a lawyer himself Gimenez knows his stuff , with many comparisons made to John Grisham and quite rightly so.

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Synopsis

The Perk by Mark Gimenez

Beck Hardin returns to his Texas hometown - and his estranged father - after the death of his wife leaves him with two children to raise. The town is still reeling from the murder of sixteen-year-old Heidi, whose father - Beck's old college friend - asks Beck to help him find Heidi's killer before the statute of limitations runs out. Meanwhile, Beck is pushed into becoming town Judge, and he makes some powerful enemies amongst the rich white landowners when he refuses to condone their treatment of the Mexican workers of the town. As events escalate, the landowners carefully plot their revenge...

Reviews

An exceptionally well-crafted novel, populated by a cast of characters that are relaistically drawn and appealing * Civilian Reader.com * As ever, Gimenez is highly recommended, impossible to put down and definitely not to be missed. * CrimeSquad * Remember when John Grisham exploded on to the courtroom drama market with novels of breathtaking brilliance? Lightning just struck twice. * Daily Record *


About the Author

Mark Gimenez grew up in Galveston County, Texas. Once a partner at a major Dallas law firm, Gimenez gave it up in order to start his own solo practice and to write. He lives in Texas with his wife and two sons.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th February 2009

Author

Mark Gimenez

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www.markgimenez.com/

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Publisher

Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780751551129

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