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Kakul Ehsan Butt

Central Park West

By James Comey

As a former FBI director and assistant district attorney with experience of prosecuting members of the organised crime, James Comey writes what he knows and delivers a short but tightly plotted legal thriller.

The story follows Nora Carleton, a federal prosecutor, who has spent years building a case against a powerful mobster. She is determined to put him away for good and has managed to get a key witness to seal the deal. When the former corrupt governor is found murdered in his apartment, the convicted mobster meets with Nora and tells her he knows who put a hit on him.

While the murder is unrelated to the mobster’s case, Nora finds herself plunged into the underbelly of the crime world. Between the FBI investigations, turf wars over jurisdiction, exciting courtroom drama and the relationship between Nora and her colleagues, Central Park West offers a thrilling escapade.

What I like most about this book is how James Comey describes the legal process in a way that it doesn’t feel like it is being dumbed down for the readers. It is cleverly done to keep the readers’ attention to the page. As someone who has a short attention span when it comes to technical terminology, I appreciated James Comey being that invisible voice to keep me tethered to the storyline.

If you like legal thrillers and/or looking for a holiday read this summer, this book won’t disappoint.

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