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by Jilliane Hoffman

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ISBN:
0754095800
ISBN13:
978-0754095804
Author:
Jilliane Hoffman
Publisher:
Chivers (June 1, 2004)
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727 pages
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1297 kb
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4.6

Jilliane Hoffman’s first effort at crime writing shows she has a very promising future. The bottom line: Chilling and Compelling’ NW Magazine.

Jilliane Hoffman’s first effort at crime writing shows she has a very promising future. Decidedly unputdownable’ Woman and Home. Published by the Penguin Group.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. retribution: n. punishment that is considered to be morally right and fully deserved -The Oxford American Dictionary When an elite prosecutor faces the most lethal predator she's ever encountered.

About Jilliane Hoffman: Jilliane P. Hoffman began her professional career as an Assistant State Attorney prosecuting felonies in. .Discover new books on Goodreads. See if your friends have read any of Jilliane Hoffman's books. Hoffman began her professional career as an Assistant State Attorney prosecuting felonies in Florida from 1992 to 19.

Jilliane Hoffman is an American writer of legal thrillers. She was born on Long Island and attended both undergraduate and law school at St. John's University in Queens, New York. Before starting to write, Hoffman experienced the true life of a lawyer while working as an assistant state's attorney prosecuting felonies in Miami, Florida from 1992 to 1996.

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Jilliane Hoffman was an Assistiant State Attorney between 1992 and 1996. She lives in Florida and Retribution is her first novel.

One rainy night in New York City, outstanding law student Chloe Larson wakes from a terrible nightmare. But it's not a nightmare - it's real. Jilliane Hoffman was an Assistiant State Attorney between 1992 and 1996. Until 2001 she was the regional advisor for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement advising special agents on complex investigations including narcotics, homicide and organised crime.

Книга: Jilliane Hoffman Retribution . One rainy night in New York City, outstanding law . Jilliane Hoffman is an American writer of legal thrillers. Her third book, "Plea of Insanity," is scheduled for release in March 2007. She lives in South Florida with her husband and two children. One rainy night in New York City, outstanding law student Chloe Larson wakes from a terrible nightmare. But it's not a nightmare it's real. Not only is she savagely violated in her own bedroom, Chloe then has to deal with the horror of nobody being brough.

Townsend's new case involves a depraved serial killer. But there's a twist-years ago, she was the victim that got away. punishment that is considered to be morally right and fully deserved -The Oxford American Dictionary When an elite prosecutor faces the most lethal predator she's ever encountered, it all comes down to a choice between justice . and retribution.

Reviews:
  • Mash
As far as I am concerned, there is nothing more creepy than a rapist in a latex clown mask. Nothing.

There were ninety-nine chapters in this novel, of which only 4-5 were distractions and throw aways. The remainder were real red meat. There was an abundance of tension and suspense with every turn of the page. The characters seemed realistic and the plot twisted all over the place. It was more than I expected. The writing is note worthy. Hoffman knows terror.

If you like legal court procedure, this book is packed to the top. Would the statute of limitations bar the prosecution of a vicious rape? What there a conflict of interest regarding a prosecutor who has personal information? Should a lawyer steal from the evidence room in order to better assure a conviction?

I could go on and on but that would reveal too much and spoil the surprises this book has in store for you.

Just read it and ignore those poo-poo reviews. If you like to feel spooked, read this book now.
  • Tygolar
I really enjoyed this book. I have not read this author before I was very satisfied with the read. The characters were well developed. The way the story was written first had me wondering why the book would be so long if the arrest was made so early. As the story developed it made more sense and I could see the way the story would progress. It wasn't until near the end of the book that the "villain" was identified. All in all, if you like a good suspense thriller with a legal twist, I don't think you could go wrong with this one. I will be getting the others in this series just to see how the characters and relationships develop.
  • Doukasa
After finishing "Pretty Little Things" I couldn't wait to jump head first into another book by this author. Wow, what a let down. The story line was readable, but I found the legal areas were a little dragged out, and repeated with different characters. There was no closure in certain areas, which now I see made sense as the author was writing this book so she could move on to the others. Also, toward the end I was beginning to dislike the main character, never a good thing. I read the reviews for the second book in the series and many people stated the author retold much of this book, the first book, which would have been necessary to catch new readers up had they not this first. I had a real problem reading this book the first time, I couldn't bring myself to read it again in the second book of the trilogy.
  • Ishnsius
I read this legal psychological thriller straight through. It was that good. Without revealing the story (which I hate), let me just say this book featured the scariest serial killer I have read about!

But, scary without getting too graphic. For instance, you knew what the killer did through autopsy and police work, without the author describing every single detail as it was happening to the victim. I for one can't take that any more than I can watch a slasher movie...

The author explained the different aspects of trial and law, but kept it short.... I didn't notice one spelling error, grammatical error or any other editing (or lack thereof) error, which I really appreciate, especially for a first time novel. If you like books by Patricia Cornwell, or Tess Gerritson, you will love this one as well.

I plan to read the next book in the series just as soon as I finish this review.
  • Kalv
I actually read this book years ago in hardback but when I saw the three in the series at a special price a few days ago, I bought all three so I would know what was going on. I am well into no. 2 and I definitely think you need to read these in order. Reading that someone "could not but it down" has almost become useless for me. I will not say that for Retribution, but I did read it quickly. And moved right to The Last Witness. These are judicial/law enforcement stories that are at times gruesome and the language can be a bit much from some of the characters. I just skim those parts. These novels are not overly descriptive but provide the needed information in an enjoyable format. I will stop reading a book with lengthy, useless descriptions. Give me the action. You will find I here.
  • Tiainar
Retribution, the first novel by Miami prosecutor Jilliane Hoffman, promises in its jacket to be one of the most thrilling commercial fiction debuts in years, and for once, I agree completely.

The book tells the story of a lead prosecutor in a grisly murder case in which the suspect just happens to be the man who raped her 12 years earlier. Chloe has changed her name, her looks, her address and her life; suddenly, all of it comes down around her as she struggles to balance ethics with her need for vengeance and justice. Mixed in is a believable romance with a handsome cop working the case and enough details about the criminal justice system to reassure you that the author knows her stuff.

This is an absolutely haunting book; the descriptions of Chloe's rape, the murders of the young women in Miami and C.J.'s eventual mental disintegration are written intensely, precisely and with an ear for believability. The dialogue is crisp and never awkward and the plot moves along at a very fast pace for the book's entire 420 pages. The multi-chapter account of Chloe's rape literally gave me the creeps.

In Retribution, the lines of justice are blurred; these characters don't necessarily follow the rules of the court and anyone expecting a black and white legal thriller will be disappointed. It is, however, a deeply emotional story, one where the characters are so vividly drawn that you can understand why they do what they do and maybe even cheer them on. There's an element of vigilantism here, but it works well within the storyline.

I recommend this book very highly if you enjoy the early Patricia Cornwell Scarpetta books, Lisa Gardner's legal series and New York sex crimes prosecutor Linda Fairstein's novels.
  • Nikohn
Attorney CJ Townsend risks her life and sanity during the Cupid murders trial. Not for the weak of heart, this tale of grisly murder and decisions of ethics sweeps you along on a ride strewn with scalples, deceit, and courtroom histrionics smoothed with a little love story.