The Jury Master

In a courtroom, David Sloane can grab a jury and make it dance He can read jurors expressions, feel their emotions, know their thoughts With this remarkable ability, Sloane gets juries to believe the unbelievable, excuse the inexcusable, and return the most astonishing verdicts The only barrier to Sloane s professional success is his conscience until he gets a call froIn a courtroom, David Sloane can grab a jury and make it dance He can read jurors expressions, feel their emotions, know their thoughts With this remarkable ability, Sloane gets juries to believe the unbelievable, excuse the inexcusable, and return the most astonishing verdicts The only barrier to Sloane s professional success is his conscience until he gets a call from a man later found dead, and his life rockets out of control.
The Jury Master In a courtroom David Sloane can grab a jury and make it dance He can read jurors expressions feel their emotions know their thoughts With this remarkable ability Sloane gets juries to believe the

  • Title: The Jury Master
  • Author: Robert Dugoni
  • ISBN: 9780446578691
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. The Jury Master by Robert DugoniKeep your friends close and your enemies closer. David Sloane, San Francisco’s most successful wrongful death lawyer, finds out just how true this adage is in Robert Dugoni’s political thriller, The Jury Master. Although the book opens and closes in the courtroom, this is not a legal thriller. Rather, its title character, Sloane, is highly intelligent, persuasive, and able to adapt quickly to changing situations. These traits that serve him so well in court pr [...]

    2. 3.5 starsSan Francisco attorney David Sloane - a former foster child who has no memory of his early years - has a knack for getting juries to vote his way. The talented lawyer, plagued by bad dreams and headaches, finds himself in a dangerous situation when Joe Branick - a friend and colleague of the U. S. President - apparently commits suicide in Black Bear National Park in West Virginia. Before his death Branick, a stranger to Sloane, left the attorney a phone message and sent him a package. U [...]

    3. Billed as a stunning debut and legal thriller, this book is neither. It is filled with caricatures - highly successful attorney, (and an ex-marine), with a near genius IQ; his girl Friday, a young attractive single mother with a heart of gold; street wise, sarcastic yet tenacious homicide detective; an ex-CIA agent who lives as a hermit; and self-important, over-zealous political types, (there are more but I won't belabor the point), - all involved in a predictable plot which degenerates into a [...]

    4. It took me a while in the beginning to keep everyone sorted out, but this was a very interesting book. The title leads you to believe it has something to do with the legal profession, but this is really a political thriller, involving Mexico for a change. I liked David Sloane and look forward to seeing where Robert Dugoni takes him in future books.

    5. "The Jury Master" by Robert Dugoni is Robert's first novel.I have read "Murder One", "Wrongful Death" and will soon read "Bodily Harm".Of all his books that I have read so far, this is my favourite.This was an amazing powerful action-packed political thriller.I stayed up until the wee hours to finish this book. I couldn't put it down.David Sloane is a highly successful defense attorney who suffers from migraines and a gruesome recurring nightmare. Joe Branick is a personal friend of the Presiden [...]

    6. This was a very fast paced thriller. Although the main character is an attorney that never loses a case and the secondary figure was a dedicated cop, this was not really a legal thriller. Evidence and investigations were eclipsed by unrealistic shoot outs, foot chases, hand-to-hand combat and other pyrotechnics. There was more than enough times when our brilliant, drop-dead hunk of a lawyer who is kind to old ladies and orphans survived despite being out-numbered and/or unarmed before tremendous [...]

    7. 1.0 out of 5 stars BORING, October 28, 2006This review is from: The Jury Master (Hardcover)I was looking for a legal thriller (wouldn't you think with the word "jury" in the title that it would have something to do with that?"Anyway -- read a couple of chapters. Not worth my time. He doesn't compare to the good thriller writers out there.

    8. I forced myself to finish this awful book. Poorly written, confusing in structure, dialog and flow. Some action scenes thrown in to keep the reader from throwing the book off a cliff. One court scene. Honestly, I still don't understand the plot.

    9. Two-haiku review:Lawyer in dangerHe has no idea whyTrying to kill himPolitics, of courseHe dreams repressed memoriesExciting story

    10. David is a can't lose high power attorney representing a security company. This client hired a guy who raped and murdered a woman that firm was hired to protect. Every sign points to a verdict that his client will have to pay big bucks out to the victim's family.Meanwhile, a close personal adviser to the President commits suicide in a National Park. Throw in a stubborn homicide detective, a former CIA operative, and a renegade general that's now a high ranking government official, and you have m [...]

    11. REVIEW UPDATE: AUGUST 29, 2016Still don't care for the hopping all over but like it overall a little better than the first time. 3 stars rather than 2 and plan to listen to another installmentVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; OCTOBER 31, 2015Narrator: Robertson DeanBoring and meandering all over the place. The hopping back and forth from place to place would, ordinarily, be interesting for me but in this book it just added to the chore of trying to follow the story.It's probably a better book than I think it i [...]

    12. Attorney David Sloan has won fourteen cases in a row. He has a special way of speaking to juries that makes them pay more attention than usual. But don't expect this to be a legal thriller or set in a courtroom beyond the first few pages. David suffers from migraines and terrible night terrors, but can't seem to remember if they ever happened or if they are truly nightmares or actual events. He seems to share the same nightmare with former CIA agent, Charles Jenkins, who seems familiar but whom [...]

    13. Good first book, hopefully it improves some on the outlying characters and the pacing as it moves on.

    14. A very good book, excellent story with great characters. The pace is very good, at times it goes 100 miles an hour. Looking forward to reading more books by this author.

    15. THE JURY MASTER (Political Suspense-US-Cont) – G+Dugoni, Robert – 1st novelWarner Books, 2006- HardcoverDavid Sloane is a highly successful defense attorney who suffers from migraines and a gruesome recurring nightmare. Joe Branick is a personal friend of the President of the United States who is found dead in a national park by apparent suicide. Retired CIA agent Charlie Jenkins is living quietly in Oregon until a file from Branick is delivered to him. Before he died, Branick also left two [...]

    16. I enjoy Dugoni's books when I come across one but I wouldn't call myself a fan. This, his first, may be, IMHO, his best.David Sloane, a highly successful defense attorney, is beset by nightmares and migraines and doesn't know why. He also draws a blank when he tries to remember anything of his childhood. The title refers to Sloane's ability to sway a jury with skills he has, does not understand but knows has something to do with his upbringing. When Joe Branick, a personal friend of the Presiden [...]

    17. Hard novel to get into and just didn't hold my attention. Within the first few chapters, I could tell that this novel wasn't for me. I was struggling to keep all of the characters straight and I had no idea how they all fit together. The middle of the novel had some redeeming qualities that keep my interest. I wanted to know how everything fit. Unfortunately the ending wasn't as satisfying as I wanted it to be. *Even though the title and the main character suggest that this is a courtroom drama, [...]

    18. I enjoyed reading author Robert Dugoni's Tracy Crosswhite character so I decided to try his other protagonist David Sloane. I thought, "The Jury Master", was going to be a legal thriller starring David Sloane. However it actually an action adventure with some suspense thriller mixed in. Working in San Francisco for the firm of Foster and Bane, Sloane is the top wrongful death attorney in the country. An orphan who lost his parents in a car crash at age six grew up mostly in foster homes. Sloane [...]

    19. Really should give it 3 1/2 stars. I liked the end part of the book more than the beginning. I thought way too many characters but I thought Mr. Dugoni was setting the stage for future books. I like David Sloane. Not so sure about all the killings and carrying on. That is just me. The whole book was so much different than I imagined it would be. I will read the second book in the series and then I will know how "bonded" I am to the David Sloane series.

    20. I enjoy the author's Tracey Crosswhite series, but this story didn't draw me in at all. I ended up skimming a lot of it. I'll stick with the other series, but won't go any further with this one.

    21. This is another Dugoni standout. This is an earlier novel but excellent. The intricacy of the plot is impressive. The horrors which haunt the life of attorney Daniel Stone and the mechanisms he uses to suppress them are well thought out and are seemingly authentic. The action in the book is non-stop and genuinely impressive. Dugoni's books are a welcome change of pace while staying within the realm of reality.

    22. How fast I get through a book is a pretty good gauge of how good a book is. The ones that don't work seem to take forever, both figuratively and literally. The good ones fly by. I just blew through this one in a week, and that's not a mean feat for a novel of 450 pages that only gets picked up at bedtime.I have to give the author high marks for keeping things interesting and keeping the action coming. He uses every trick available to invest the reader in the characters and keep them turning page [...]

    23. The Jury Master by Robert DugoniDavid Sloan series Book#14★'sFrom The Book:David Sloane is the best wrongful death attorney in San Francisco. But despite his professional success, he's plagued by a nightmare of a childhood he cannot consciously remember. When he receives a package from a White House confidant who then turns up dead, the contents reveal a history he could never have imagined.My Thoughts:I love Robert Dugoni's flowing, easy to read writing style and the way he makes the reader f [...]

    24. First in the David Sloan series and a lot is going on. David is a slick criminal defense attorney that gets a not so nice guy off in his trilal. At the same time a close friend and confidant of the president is found dead of apparent self inflicted gunshot wound. But when the local law enforcement start to investigate the FBI swoops in.This book had a little bit of everything from government conspiracies to drug cartels in Mexico.

    25. First of all, the only connection the title of this book has to the actual story is the first chapter. The rest of the bookDavid Sloane may as well be an electrician or a bus driver. As others have pointed out, the characters are stereotypes and the plot is just short of absurd but the author does keep the story moving along so three stars for the effort.

    26. Can't believe I read the whole thing. It has potential. There are some shining moments. I stayed with it. The author has potential. But I have a headache from the eye rolls. I did enjoy some characters but the plot was so big it was hard to pull together.

    27. I picked up this book because I enjoy the other series written by this author. This was very different from his other books. The story had more potential than it was given, which is why I gave it 4 stars. I don't understand the title, as there was really only approximately 10 pages that had anything to do with a courtroom or a jury. The story is about the suicide of the President's friend and close confident. He was found in West Virginia the apparent victim of a self-inflicted gunshot. However, [...]

    28. As I continue to expect this is a fast paced Dugoni book.I took about 3 - 4 days to read it as once I get a good book I pick it up as often as my time allows.The first David Sloane novel is very clever and intelligent. Makes you work things out and the other characters are a great fit with David. I judge a book how I feel throughout the read and when a certain character was killed ( no spoilers) I was genuinely upset.The title is misleading in this book as the court time is minimal. The storeyli [...]

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