Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Insider by Reece Hirsch

The Skinny: This is the best legal thriller I have read.
From the first sentence to the last page, Reece Hirsch composes a suspenseful account of an attorney who, at every turn, is confronted with one mystery after another. Will Connelly, a biglaw corporate attorney, is ambitious and intelligent, and readers will cheer for him as he maneuvers around traps designed to end his career and possibly his life.
Hirsch is a talented writer, and I commend his lovely manipulation of words. Take this sentence, for example: “The wind was already whipping up a light chop on the bay.” Such charming imagery. Every sentence is deliberate and every character is clearly described. I appreciate the conciseness of Hirsch’s writing and admire his ability to take ordinary scenes and transform them into absorbing events.
The Insider is an enthralling story, and if you are a fan of legal thrillers, this should be at the top of your reading list. It is excellent, and I am excited to read more from Hirsch.
*Copy received from author to review

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