The Perk
  • Published:
    Oct-2011
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    Print / eBook
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    435
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A grieving widower gets caught up in the politics of his Texas hometown when he returns to make peace with his father.THE PERK was selected for BOOKS TO DIE FOR: THE WORLD'S GREATEST MYSTERY WRITERS ON THE WORLD'S GREATEST MYSTERY NOVELS, edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke. Best-seller lists:No. 6, IrelandNo. 11, AustraliaNo. 17, UKEditorial Reviews:Remember when John Grisham exploded on to the courtroom drama market with novels of breathtaking brilliance? Lightning just struck twice. - The Daily Record (Scotland)Gimenez returns to the complex legal thrillers where he seems to be at his best. The Perk has mystery, humour and history along with well-drawn characters that the reader will actually care about. As is often the case in legal thrillers, there is a mix of those characters that take the moral high ground and those who seem just out for their own good. Unusually, there are also a few comic and slightly caricatured figures here as well--but they all fit well together in the plot. Together with great characters and a strong plot there is also lots of interesting historical information. The ending may not be what is expected but it is all the better for it and proves to be a good finish to an excellent book. As ever, Gimenez is highly recommended, impossible to put down and definitely not to be missed. - CrimeSquad.com (UK)Just as well I started The Perk on the weekend, as I couldn't put down this book. . . . This one's a cracker--neatly woven subplots, a taut thriller and a wonderfully current statement on American popular culture. And yes, Gimenez may possibly be the next Grisham. - Kerre's Book Reviews (UK)Gimenez fills the John Grisham hole in the legal-thriller genre so well there may be no room left for Grisham. – The Sunday Times (Perth) Gimenez's novels are gripping, intense thrillers. Guaranteed to keep you up well into the night, The Perk is an exceptionally well crafted novel, populated by a cast of characters that are realistically-drawn and appealing. As always, thought-provoking, intelligent, and addictive. Highly recommended. - Civilian-Reader (UK)Top Ten of 2008--We read lots of thrillers and they can tend to merge into one another. The Perk stood out by a mile as an excellent example of the genre and a stunning, well told tale in its own right. Gimenez' stature continues to grow. - CrimeSquad.com (UK)
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    • Dec-2008
    • Sphere (UK)
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 1847440703
    • ISBN13: 9781847440709
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    • Aug-2013
    • Sphere (UK)
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 0751551120
    • ISBN13: 9780751551129
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    • Dec-2008
    • Sphere (UK)
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1847440711
    • ISBN13: 9781847440716
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    • Oct-2011
    • Navarchus Press
    • eBook (Kindle)
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    • Oct-2011
    • Navarchus Press LLC
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 0983987513
    • ISBN13: 9780983987512

 


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