Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dead Peasants Book Review


Lawyer Jack Bryant retires early to Fort Worth to kick back, relax and watch his son play football at TCU. Bored with retirement he opens a pro bono office in his RV. When Jack finds an elderly widow at his doorstep, clutching a check for life insurance proceeds on her husband but payable to his former employer, Jack files a civil suit to collect the benefits rightfully due the widow.

A seemingly accidental death of his client’s husband thrusts Jack into a vortex of serial killings. He and his new love interest find themselves targets in the same murder for hire scheme. To stop the killings Jack must unravel what in their past makes certain people worth more dead than alive.
Author Bio:

Larry D. Thompson is a veteran trial lawyer and has drawn on decades of experience in the courtroom to produce riveting legal thrillers. Dead Peasants is is third After graduating from the University of Texas School of Law, Thompson founded the Houston trial firm where he still serves as managing partner.

The proud father of three grown children, he lives and works in Texas but spends his summers in Colorado, where he crafts his novels and hikes the mountains surrounding Vail. His greatest inspiration came from Thomas Thompson, his brother, who wrote many best-selling true-crime books and novels.

Thank you to Larry Thompson and Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for generously offering this book to me for review. If you'd like to join in on an upcoming tour just stop by their sites and sign up today!

You guys are gonna love this book. I wasn't so sure when I started reading it but the more I did, the more involved I got and before I knew it, I read the whole thing in one night because I could not put it down. Very good mystery and detective style book even though he was a retired lawyer, he was pretty darn good at uncovering things with the help of his son and his new girlfriend.

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


Deborah Dumm said...

No. Deborah Dumm

Shelly Hammond said...

I like to try but I usually have to guess about 37 different outcomes while I'm reading it only to get to the end to find out I was guessing wrong the entire time! Either that or I guessed right the first time but changed it thinking I had to be wrong! The hardest thing is trying not to cheat to read the end first :P (I don't do it!! I just want to sometimes!!!).

Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway.

Shelly H.

CMash said...

I have read nothing but rave reviews for this book. I can't wait to start turning the pages. So glad you enjoyed. Very nice!

Megan Parsons said...

I love reading mysteries! They keep you guessing and you can't put them down because you want to know what happens! They get your blood to pumping!
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lag123 said...

I do like to try to solve the crime!

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Texas Book Lover said...

Love thrillers - usually wrong but that's a good thing!

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Kylie Carlson said...

I love trying but if I'm right depends on the author- some think the same way I do and other surprise me! Kylie Carlson

Anita Yancey said...

I do like to try and solve the crime while I am reading the book. That's why my favorite books are thrillers and mysteries. I am usually right about 7 times out of 10, but some of them fool me. Thanks for having the giveaway.


Kathy said...

I like to solve the crimes as a read, but I rarely get it right.