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Return to Book Page. Preview — Ill-Gotten Games by B. Lawson Goodreads Author. The clock is ticking as crime consultant Scott Drayco and "the world's most diminutive defense attorney" Benny Baskin play games with a dangerous killer in order to save an innocent man from going to jail. Why is the killer texting cryptic poems to Drayco on his cellphone about stolen Egyptian figurines, and what do the messages mean?
Was the murder a crime of opportunity o The clock is ticking as crime consultant Scott Drayco and "the world's most diminutive defense attorney" Benny Baskin play games with a dangerous killer in order to save an innocent man from going to jail. Was the murder a crime of opportunity or was it planned all along for more sinister reasons?
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Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jul 30, Midu Hadi rated it liked it Recommends it for: fans of shorts. Shelves: crime-fiction , mysteries , modern-fiction , shorts , singles , read-in , read-in-august. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I got this book for free from Making Connections , in exchange for an honest review. Get your copy here.
The good guys are trying to prove otherwise. For that they need to find the elusive accomplice who thinks its fun to make the lawyers play treasure hunt. The story begins like a typical law firm novel but all that changes halfway into it. Then it becomes the latter half of a movie with lots of actio I got this book for free from Making Connections , in exchange for an honest review. Then it becomes the latter half of a movie with lots of action.
That the author could fit all of this into a short story and make me connect to the characters makes me want to read more of his work. Law, order and justice are the cornerstones of a civilized society. Without them, things can quickly progress to chaos and anarchy.
That being said, justice can often be interpreted in many different ways, or be missing altogether. For instance, being falsely convicted of a crime which one did not commit is one of the greatest miscarriages of justice which exists. It will in turn lead to a lack of confidence in a justice system which is designed to maintain law and order. For that very reas Law, order and justice are the cornerstones of a civilized society. For that very reason, the purveyors of the criminal justice system will usually do everything in their power to ensure that the guilty are punished and the innocent go free.
Well, if it has captured and aroused your interest, then Ill-Gotten Games by author B. Lawson could be a tale which is right up your alley. Murder, mystery and suspense are all jammed into an action packed short story which explores these very concepts. Essentially, the story is about the trials and tribulations of investigator, Scott Drayco. He is given the task of helping to clear a supposedly innocent man who has been accused of murder.
However, this turns out to be no easy task as Drayco is forced to engage in a bizarre treasure hunt to get to the root of the truth. Will he succeed in solving the case in time? Or will an alternative form of justice rule the day? There can be little doubt that the plot of this story moves very quickly. It starts out in the courtroom to basically set the stage, but then primarily focuses upon Drayco and the bizarre investigation.
The mysterious text messages he receives essentially direct his movements as he engages in a twisted scavenger hunt which he hopes will lead to answers.
The plot is full of action which is compacted into a short story format. For me personally, this is a little distracting as I typically like to contemplate the plot of a story while I read. Nevertheless, the theme which focuses heavily upon justice prevailing is quite powerful and will keep the reader engaged throughout the story.
A number of characters are presented in the short story, but the main character, Drayco, is the only one who is fully developed.