If you like mysteries, Grisham-type law thrillers or Golden Retrievers, you will love this series by David Rosenfelt. His hero is Andy Carpenter, a lawyer bred and born in New Jersey, with that witty Jersey edge, who loves his Golden named Tara. Andy doesn't take many cases, but the ones he does are life and death. The books, in order, are: Open and Shut, First Degree, Sudden Death, Bury the Lead, Dead Center and Play Dead. The stories provide a fascinating inside look at defense preparation and procedures in a criminal trial. Andy is an appealing character; sports mad, loyal friend and habitué of a sports bar called Charlies. He has the obligatory cop friend, newspaper source, investigator/bodyguard (think Spenser's buddy on 'roids) but they are all well drawn characters and you find yourself caring about them all. I read all six books in five days just to find out what happens. Check out our catalog - we have all six books - and read them in order so you can see the developing relationships. A very nice find to add to my list of favorite authors!