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Intent To Harm (Kali O'Brien Mysteries)
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Manufacturer: Pinnacle
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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 813
EAN: 9780786016181
ISBN: 0786016183
Label: Pinnacle
Manufacturer: Pinnacle
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
Publisher: Pinnacle
Studio: Pinnacle

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Summary: Not my favorite, but Good
Comment: INTENT TO HARM (Suspense-Kali O'Brien-California/Nevada-Cont) - G
Jacobs, Jonnie - 6th in series
Kensington Books, 2003, US Hardcover - ISBN: 1575668297

First Sentence: The blue Toyota turned off Highway 89 along the western shore of Lake Tahoe and into Ponderosa Pines Park.

Attorney Kali O'Brien is asked to meet a new client, Betty, in a park by Lake Tahoe. Although the request is unusual, Kali agrees and ends up with a dead client and a gunshot wound in her shoulder. Investigating Betty's death leads Kali to another case of a woman thought to be murdered eight years previous, but still alive and still with someone trying to rectify that.

This was not my favorite Kali O'Brien story. Jacobs does do a credible job of creating and building suspense, maintaining several story threads and tying them all neatly up at the end. Her characters are well done, well developed and interesting.

However, the story felt long and overly involved, but it was the overwhelming coincidence that caused my rating to drop.


Customer Rating: Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5
Summary: No Intent to Look for Other Books by Jacobs
Comment: Whilst this book started off at a pretty fast pace and was pretty interesting in the first couple of chapters the quality died off fast once Betty was killed and O'Brien injured. The rest of the book has the rather boring character O'Brien obsessed with trying to figure out what her dead client wanted. Meanwhile the injured hit man who sent the premature killing hit man that bungled the job wants to know just how much O'Brien knows. Sounds interesting from the description you say, you'd think that wouldn't you and I was one of you but in reality you'll struggle to stick with the boring storyline to the end of the book.


Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: excellent quick and suspenseful read
Comment: I've just discovered this author and will certainly go search out other books in the series. The characters were well developed (which is not always the case in this genre) and the story fast paced but believable. There are several viewpoint stories that all converge once we are into the the story and I thought it worked very well. I found all three of the women characters appealing in their own right. Highly recommended.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5
Summary: fast paced
Comment: This is the sixth book in a series of Kali O'Brien book's.
The heroine Kali, an attorney, has a new mysterious client who get's killed before she find's out why Kali was contacted in the first place. Kali learns that the killing is connected to a disappearance that took place year's earlier. Fast paced but with a disappointing ending.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5
Summary: Was I even reading the same book?......I totally disagree.
Comment: This has to be the lamest book I've read in a very long time. I thought the premise sounded great, but it was put into an empty story. I wanted to care about the characters, but they had little depth. I almost stopped reading it all together when at least some action started up, but that only led to a very dissapointing ending. There was no real workup to a climax. It got to a certian point of the story when it just threw all the characters in the same room and ended it. Maybe Jonnie Jacobs was getting bored with it too and wanted to get it over with. Do yourself a favor....skip this one.


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