From: Michael Robison ( miker_zspider@yahoo.com)
Date: 18 Sep 2003

I finished SIMPLE JUSTICE a week ago. Somebody recommended it here, but I couldn't remember in what context. It won an Edgar for best first novel.

It's about a journalist shamed 7 years earlier for inventing a story that temporarily won him a Pulitzer.
 He is on the skids when his former editor asks him to look into the murder of a local homosexual man. It's set in Los Angeles.

It's a good book. There are some unlikely circumstances that dampened it for me, but it is definitely well-written and worthwhile. One caveat though. There is strong sexual content. We talked about extreme violence recently. The book has a flashback to a particularly horrible and brutal scene of domestic violence. Nothing gratuitous about it though. It belonged there.


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