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New York Times best-selling author Sheldon Siegel returns with a harrowing new case for the San Francisco law firm of Daley and Fernandez.

As husband and wife, Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez couldn't make it work. But as partners in one of San Francisco's most tenacious law firms, Daley and Fernandez make one hell of a team.

Judgment Day finds the ex-spouses tackling their most difficult case yet. Called in at the last minute to try to stop the execution of Nathan Fineman, a former mob lawyer convicted of murdering three people in the back room of Chinatown's notorious Golden Dragon Restaurant, Mike and Rosie must race the clock in a desperate attempt to prove their client's innocence. With only 10 days to go and a wealth of forensic evidence pointing overwhelmingly to Fineman's guilt, their task seems impossible. Complicating matters, Mike must battle his own personal demons when the reputation of his dead father - a San Francisco cop who was one of the first officers at the scene the night of the murders - is called into question.

And as the plot hurtles toward its stunning denouement, judgment day is fast approaching not only for Nate Fineman, but for Mike's father and the law firm of Daley and Fernandez as well.

©2008 Sheldon M. Siegel, Inc. (P)2017 Sheldon M. Siegel, Inc.

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  • shelley
  • 23-11-2017

Innocent & on death row...

This is book 6 in the Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez legal mystery series. I've been listening to this series and HIGHLY RECOMMEND all of the books so far. I can only assume that the rest of the books are of this same caliber.
I won't restate the plot as I think the synopsis does that adequately. I will say that this book is complex and there are a few names and relationships to keep track of. This is a multiplayer plot with the characters very well fleshed out, right down to a jail house snitch with a story of corruption. Daley and Fernandez must follow 10 year old clues to find the truth. Very interesting, solid legal/courtroom mystery that leaves no questions unanswered.
Tim Campbell does an excellent job narrating.
Cannot RECOMMEND this book enough.
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  • Ted
  • 02-10-2017

Oh No! Only Hours Remain... GULP!

This is one of those count-down adventures. You know, '... only seconds remain until... 10... 9... 8..." Normally I'd rebel against this sort of showy manipulation. But Sheldon Segel's roasted this old chestnut legal-suspense thriller gimmick and turned it into the best Daley/Fernandez adventure so far. Not to worry, I've given nothing away since their clock starts ticking on the very first pages. I especially liked it that Tim Campbell doesn't revert to a breathless reading, instead he teases the suspense at a pace calculated to actually keep it in the background while building upon Siegel's plot twists.

Here's a good adventure, nicely told and narrated. Satisfying stuff from a pro team all about a pro-team doing their job without some arch villain over-acting all-over the text.

Great legal escape here. What the heck... I give it 15 stars.

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  • R. Pontiflet
  • 26-06-2017

A Race Against The Clock

As the wheels of justice turns, Mike and Rosie races against the clock to stop the execution of a man they believe to be innocent. But the forensic evidence points overwhelmingly to their client's guilt, and their success seems unlikely.

While the listener may know that Mike and Rosie will win the race, but it's the path to that win that keeps the listener on the edge of their seat because that path is fraught with a wealth of obstacles including forensic evidence against the man's innocence.

Mike and Rosie have been divorced for over 10 years, they have a 14 year old daughter and a 2 year old son. In doing the math, you can see that the birth of their son is evident to their continuous love affair. They can't live together but they continue to love each other.

I've really enjoyed the Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez series. The stories are well written and suspenseful with colorful characters. Tim Campbell's narration adds to the enjoyment.

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  • Wayne
  • 13-05-2017

Another superb legal thriller by Sheldon Siegel!

The Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez series consists of 8 novels. For the first seven original release dates are between the years 2000 and 2010 with the eighth, Felony Murder Rule, being released in 2017. Only the fourth and 8th novels in the series were released in audio format when the original novels were released; indeed, most of the others were first released in audio format in 2017. Only novel 7, Perfect Alibi, has not yet been released in audio format. This novel, judgment Day, was first released in 2008 and first released in audio format ten days ago.

The novels in this series are set in San Francisco. Protagonists Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez are law partners in their own firm. At the time of this book in 2008 they had been divorced for more than 10 years and had a 14 year old daughter and 2 year old son. Even after divorce they have maintained their monogamous sexual relationship with each other because they are still in love; they just cannot live under the same roof.

Judgment Day is about a lawyer who is going to be executed in 2 weeks for murders he was convicted of decades earlier. They decided to take his case and try to stop the execution. Although California has not executed a person since 2006, at the time that this novel was written the state had executed 13 people during the prior decade.

I really enjoy this well written and suspenseful series with its colorful and unusual characters. Tim Campbell's narration adds to the enjoyment.

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  • roman's mom
  • 09-07-2021

another decent book in series

it must be hard to continuously write stories about the same key characters and Sheldon Siegel is really good at it.
Although somewhat predictable, i love the way he ties the entire story together and enjoy the supporting characters.
i've read all the books in this series thus far and enjoy they are read by the same narrator because i love how Tim Campbell brings Nick the Dick to life! Indeed I do!!
i am engulfed in this series and excited for the next book!
i really enjoy this series and highly recommend for afternoon reading or bedtime BUT you have to pay attention to the details or you'll get lost at the end!

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  • Royden Lobel
  • 24-04-2021

Another fine entry in the series

This entry had all the elements of the previous books - familiar characters , good plotting and fine narration.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-10-2020

Loveable couple and funny

The entire series up to this point has kept me engaged with the storylines, the characters are well developed, and the level of reality that is demonstrated in the role of Mike Daly and Rosie Fernandez is fantastic. It can connect to someone living this life in the real world so I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

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  • Elizabeth O.
  • 21-08-2020

Quite Enjoyable! Talented Narrator!

Accurate summary. Further development of Mike & Rosie. This narrator handled Mike’s and Rosie’s personalities quite nicely. Their daughter & son are a little older. Nice development there.

I did have a similar problem to one I encountered in another book of this series and that is that I had a hard time keeping the new characters straight. I don’t know if this is due to the difficulty of concentrating during 2020 or if it is due to the author’s style. Either way, I putting this into my listen again folder so that I can begin again and follow the twists & turns a tad better.

An excellent offering!

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  • rimalaw
  • 12-02-2020

This is My Favorite So Far

Reading these in chronological order, I can say that this one is my favorite so far. Different than the typical murder trial, Mike, Rosie and Pete race to find evidence to stop a death penalty execution. The pace of the book was fast, and I couldn’t believe I finished it so quickly. I like that Rosie has more scenes than past books, and the family dynamics and character development was very enjoyable. I even loved the package in the mail at the end. (Nothing to do with the case directly). I’m glad we have a consistent narrator back so I can re-identify with the characters in the voices I became accustomed to. As always the legal arguments are great and the cross exams are a lot of fun!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-05-2019

Sheldon Siegel does it agsin

Another great insight into the field of law as well.as great detective work. Enjoy the continuing evolving character story line.

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  • Carôle
  • 31-05-2018

Wow!

This series is gripping and enthralling. But this particular book has been the best so far! The whole landscape has changed yet again and no one will be the same.

The next in the series will have a lot to beat...

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