Dark Harbor

Dark Harbor

[a Novel]

Book - 2005
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- Dark Harbor showcases a superb new talent. Following in the footsteps of bestselling writers David Baldacci, John Grisham, and Scott Turow, David Hosp is an attorney living in the city where his book is set, and he imbues his story with unique authenticity. - Like heralded bestsellers by Dennis Lehane, Dark Harbor shows Boston's many aspects, from the gilded salons of the Bay State's power brokers to the dark nesting places of its career criminals. - Foreign rights for Dark Harbor have been sold in England, Germany, and Japan.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c2005
ISBN: 9780446615099
0446615099
9780446576932
044657693X
Branch Call Number: HOS
Characteristics: 418 p

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wyenotgo
Aug 03, 2015

This is the first of a series about Boston-based lawyer Scott Finn and his circle of friends, clients and enemies. At this point, he's a fast-rising associate in a big, pricy law firm although based on his background, he doesn't fit the usual ivy league pattern. In the course of his adventure, he first meets Kozlowski, who reappears as an important character in the later books. It's a somewhat formulaic crime story, beginning with a murder, incorporating some of the usual stock characters; but it's very well written and the characters are better developed than is usual for this genre. A well constructed plot that moves quickly and keeps the reader fully engaged as underlying facts are revealed. Perhaps not quite as good as "Among Thieves" which comes later, but still good entertainment.

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SportyReader
Mar 29, 2013

Run of the mill storytelling, barely mediocre plot, no surprises and some muddling paths to the end. It's not terrible but it's not that good either.

Characterization is very 80's style and very cheesy...lead "stars" are good looking, brilliant etc etc...

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