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The Perk - Mark Gimenez

The Perk

Author Mark Gimenez

  • Published: 2011-10-01
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Stars
4.5
From 33 Customers Review
Price: $4.99

Description

A grieving widower gets caught up in the politics of his Texas hometown when he returns to make peace with his father.

THE PERK was selected for BOOKS TO DIE FOR:  THE WORLD'S GREATEST MYSTERY WRITERS ON THE WORLD'S GREATEST MYSTERY NOVELS, edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke

Best-seller lists:

No. 6, Ireland
No. 11, Australia
No. 17, UK

Editorial Reviews:

"Remember when John Grisham exploded on to the courtroom drama market with novels of breathtaking brilliance? Lightning just struck twice." 
- The Daily Record (Scotland)

"Gimenez returns to the complex legal thrillers where he seems to be at his best. The Perk has mystery, humour and history along with well-drawn characters that the reader will actually care about. As is often the case in legal thrillers, there is a mix of those characters that take the moral high ground and those who seem just out for their own good. Unusually, there are also a few comic and slightly caricatured figures here as well—but they all fit well together in the plot. Together with great characters and a strong plot there is also lots of interesting historical information. The ending may not be what is expected but it is all the better for it and proves to be a good finish to an excellent book. As ever, Gimenez is highly recommended, impossible to put down and definitely not to be missed." - CrimeSquad.com (UK)

"Just as well I started The Perk on the weekend, as I couldn't put down this book. . . . This one's a cracker—neatly woven subplots, a taut thriller and a wonderfully current statement on American popular culture. And yes, Gimenez may possibly be the next Grisham." 
- Kerre's Book Reviews (UK)

“Gimenez fills the John Grisham hole in the legal-thriller genre so well there may be no room left for Grisham.” 
– The Sunday Times (Perth) 

"Gimenez's novels are gripping, intense thrillers. Guaranteed to keep you up well into the night, The Perk is an exceptionally well crafted novel, populated by a cast of characters that are realistically-drawn and appealing. As always, thought-provoking, intelligent, and addictive. Highly recommended." 
- Civilian-Reader (UK)

Top Ten of 2008—"We read lots of thrillers and they can tend to merge into one another. The Perk stood out by a mile as an excellent example of the genre and a stunning, well told tale in its own right. Gimenez' stature continues to grow." - CrimeSquad.com (UK)

Top Customer Reviews

  • Great page turner

    5
    From Macmania53
    Great book....nice twist in the end.