Friday, June 12, 2020

Friday Memes: Open and Shut by David Rosenfelt

Happy Friday everybody!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City ReaderThe Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

The Lincoln Tunnel is a scary place. Especially now, at the end of the workday. I"m one link in an endless chain of drivers, all moving our cars through an atmosphere of one hundred percent pure carbon monoxide.
Friday 56:
"Good morning," I cheerily volunteer. It doesn't get the response I hope for. Actually, it doesn't get any response.

I look at my watch. Uh, oh. "You're pissed off because I'm late."

"Forty-five minutes late. Which wouldn't mean much if the meeting were called for three P.M. But since it was called for eight A.M., forty-five minutes is a very long time."
This week I am spotlighting a book from TBR mountain - Open and Shut by David Rosenfelt. It is the first book in the Andy Carpenter series. I've had the book since Sept. 15, 2010.

Here is the description from Amazon:
"There is nothing like a golden retriever. I know, I know, it's a big planet with a lot of wonderful things, but golden retrievers are the absolute best. Mine is named Tara . . . The only problem she has ever caused is that I spend so much time with her in the mornings that I am almost invariably late for work."

Whether dueling with new forensics or the local old boys' network, irreverent defense attorney Andy Carpenter always leaves them awed with his biting wit and winning fourth-quarter game plan. But Andy prefers the company of his best friend, Tara, to the people he encounters in the courtroom. Tara, a golden retriever, is clearly smarter than half the lawyers who clog the courts of Passaic County. However, just as it seems Andy has everything figured out, his dad, New Jersey's legendary ex-D.A., drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium. The shocks pile on as he discovers his dad left him with two unexpected legacies: a fortune of $22 million that Andy never knew existed . . . and a murder case with enough racial tinder to burn down City Hall. Struggling to serve justice and bring honor to his father, Andy must dig up some explosive political skeletons-and an astonishing family secret that can close his case (and his mouth) for good.


  1. Sounds like the start of a great series! Happy weekend, stay safe!

  2. The beginning is the perfect description of the Lincoln Tunnel. This sounds like a really good book. I never read this author before.

  3. Good for you getting to a book that's been on the list for so long! My Friday Quotes

  4. It's always good to knock a book off your tbr, especially one that's been there so long! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me


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