Saturday, July 14, 2007

Innocence by David Hosp

Fifteen years ago, cop Madeline Steele was viciously attacked and shot in a Boston alley. She identified illegal immigrant Vincente Salazar as her assailant and he was convicted. Now, young lawyer Mark Dobson comes to Scott Finn, an attorney with his own private practice, and tells him that Salazar is innocent and asks Finn for his help. At first, Finn is reluctant to take on the case. But soon people's lives are put in danger and it seems that there is a police cover-up. Will Finn and his associates--former police detective Tom Kozlowski and law student Lissa Krantz-- get Salazar out of prison? Innocence is a legal thriller that might work for readers who are looking for someone who writes like John Grisham or Lisa Scottoline. My only complaint is that the characters of Finn, Kozlowski, and Lissa could have been fleshed out a bit more. At times, they weren't that likable, which I think is a problem for a thriller. Scott Finn was the main character in Hosp's first novel, Dark Harbor.

1 comment:

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