Beach Road

Beach Road

A Novel

Large Print - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
"A struggling Montauk lawyer agrees to defend a local man accused of murdering several flashy Hamptons types and finds himself in the midst of another trial of the century"--Library journal.

Blackwell North Amer
Tom Dunleavy has a one-man (and one-dog) law firm in the richest resort town in America - legendary East Hampton, summer home to billionaires and megacelebrities. But his job barely keeps him in paper clips. His clients come from the year-rounders he grew up with, the people who make a living serving the rich. The movie moguls, models, and corporate honchos who swam the beaches every summer already have lawyers on their payroll.
Then an old friend of Tom's, a local star athlete, is arrested for a triple murder on the beach near a movie star's mansion. Tom knows in his gut that Dante Halleyville is innocent. Dante asks Tom to represent him in what could be the new Trial of the Century, and for the first time, Tom is on the spot and in the public eye.
Tom recruits Manhattan superlawyer Kate Costello to help fight this case. She's a tough hire, because Kate is his ex-girlfriend, and she's seen him at his worst - but she comes back. All the two have to do is discover who really executed three locals and why they went to such incredible lengths to set up Dante as the killer. Even as Tom wonders whether he can ever get Kate to forgive him for his past sins, the case takes on astonishing dimensions, revealing a world of illegal pleasures, revenge, and fear among the superrich. With the entire nation's eyes on him, Tom orchestrates a series of revelations to lure the real killer out of hiding - and what emerges is staggering. No could image a killer this ruthless.

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Hoping to revamp his career when he is hired to represent a triple-murder suspect, Montauk lawyer Tom Dunleavy finds the case complicated by his client's popularity and a dangerous secret being protected by East Hampton's privileged class.
Hoping to revamp his stagnating career when he is hired for to represent a high-profile triple-murder suspect, Montauk lawyer Tom Dunleavy finds the case complicated by his client's popularity, a dangerous secret being protected by members of the East Hampton privileged class, and his well-connected former girlfriend. 1,250,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2006
ISBN: 9780316159784
Branch Call Number: FIC Patte
Characteristics: 390 p.
Additional Contributors: De Jonge, Peter


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Feb 11, 2019

I enjoyed reading the book but it was a bit hard to believe. Beach Road.....good beach reading.

Sep 11, 2018

I enjoyed this book and was very surprised when I read the final few chapters. The ending was indeed not what I expected; poor Kate was again disappointed in her personal life. Read this book, as it is exciting and enjoyable. (My students had extra silent reading time so I could finish the last chapter before putting the book down!)

Mar 06, 2018

This interesting crime story with several unique characters is completely ruined by an idiotic twist at the end. What a waste!

aaa5756 Jul 13, 2012

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

gruessgott Jul 13, 2012

After having written what should have been a four star novel, they ruined it with a terrible ending. What a waste!
I could have written a much bette ending---and I'm not a novelist.

deedw1 Oct 18, 2011

I quit reading this book at least 3 times because it is too complicated to keep track of the characters. I picked it up for a final time and quit again! I love to read Patterson but this one was not good! The book seemed to have a good story line but I had to look back and remind myself which character was doing "the talking".

MissyAPOP Apr 25, 2011

Patterson at his absolute best!

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