The Alibi Man

by Tami Hoag | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 9780553583601 Global Overview for this book
Registered by princess-peapod of San Luis Obispo, California USA on 4/22/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by princess-peapod from San Luis Obispo, California USA on Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Last seen in bestseller Hoag's Dark Horse, Elena Estes, a former undercover cop turned PI, is devastated at the start of this captivating thriller when she realizes a body she finds in a south Florida canal is that of her friend Irina Markova, a beautiful groom with whom she once worked at a horse stable. Assisted by ex-lover Det. James Landry, the tough-as-nails Elena immerses herself in Irina's murder investigation. One of the suspects happens to be Bennett Walker, the ex-fiancé Elena hasn't seen in 20 years, who was previously tried and acquitted of rape and attempted murder despite her testimony against him. The suspense builds when Elena learns that Bennett is a member of the Alibi Club, a group of wealthy Palm Beach "bad boys" who cover for each other when trouble befalls them. Elena believes she can trust no one, especially after Russian mobster Alexi Kulak insists that Elena help him unearth Irina's killer. Elena, who eschewed her elitist Palm Beach family to preserve her integrity, is a heroine readers will want to see more of.

Journal Entry 2 by princess-peapod from San Luis Obispo, California USA on Wednesday, April 23, 2008
taking this on vacation to Colorado with me, if I finish it I'll release it. more details to follow : )

Journal Entry 3 by princess-peapod at OBCZ-JoeMommas in Avila Beach, California USA on Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (4/29/2008 UTC) at OBCZ-JoeMommas in Avila Beach, California USA

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Journal Entry 4 by wingOBCZ-JoeMommaswing from Avila Beach, California USA on Tuesday, April 29, 2008
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Journal Entry 5 by wingjlautnerwing from Henderson, Nevada USA on Saturday, May 03, 2008
Picked up from Joe Momma's bookcrossing zone.

Journal Entry 6 by wingjlautnerwing from Henderson, Nevada USA on Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Absorbing tale featuring Elena Estes, adopted daughter of very rich lawyer, who has suffered and hardened, as do all fictional female detectives. Elena is now "middle aged", by which I think she means maybe forty, and commitment-phobic. She has just ended a relationship because the man wanted more.

And so it is when she finds a corpse while out riding. It is a groom at the stable where she works, so it gets personal. Although Elena is no longer technically a detective, she still detects.

When she was young and naive, Elena was engaged to a rich man who, it appears, raped another woman. When he asks her for an alibi that ends the engagement and she testifies against him. His lawyer is her father, who is willing to throw her to the canals if necessary to get his client off. Thus she hangs onto hatred and resentment for 20 years, and when she again encounters this man she is not polite.

I felt that her abrasive attitude might have been understandable but it got a little annoying to me after a while. Nevertheless, the story has legs, it kept me reading, I wanted things to come out all right.

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On a seat at Gate 12, US Airways (terminal 1)

Journal Entry 8 by Darold from Austin, Texas USA on Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I found "Alibi Man" at a US Airways gate in LAX on 8 May. Thank you Judith for releasing it. It is my first ever Bookcrossing book.
So, I took the book to Orlando Florida as I was on my way to a wedding. I read on the plane and out by the pool of my hotel. I'm back in California at Vandenberg AFB where I serve in the Air Force. I'm still working toward the end. Yep, I'm a slow reader. It's good book. I can relate to the main character but am hoping she loses that chip on her shoulder. More for her than for me I guess. This one seems to be getting better as it goes. Hopefully we get to a full head of steam for the the finish. I do enjoy these crime fiction reads. I plan to release this as soon as I'm done. How will Ms Estes ever get this mess worked out?

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