Thursday's List

Thursday s List Just months on the job rookie prosecutor Dana Hargrove is faced with an impossible choice between her career and personal relationships As the junior member of a team investigating money laundering b

  • Title: Thursday's List
  • Author: V.S. Kemanis
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 405
  • Format: ebook
  • Just months on the job, rookie prosecutor Dana Hargrove is faced with an impossible choice between her career and personal relationships As the junior member of a team investigating money laundering by a Colombian narcotics cartel, Dana is handed nothing but grunt work But in the course of handling her most unsavory task pressuring a major bank to hand over account recJust months on the job, rookie prosecutor Dana Hargrove is faced with an impossible choice between her career and personal relationships As the junior member of a team investigating money laundering by a Colombian narcotics cartel, Dana is handed nothing but grunt work But in the course of handling her most unsavory task pressuring a major bank to hand over account records Dana unwittingly stumbles upon alarming evidence suggesting the complicity of close friends Left out of the loop by her superiors, Dana undertakes her own investigation and connects the dots between ambiguous clues In a few dark days and sleepless nights, Dana questions her loyalty to friends, to her employer, and to the ethical code she is bound to uphold As the investigation unravels, Dana and her friends are thrust into a living nightmare of cartel greed, blood, and retribution.Thursday s List explores questions of professional integrity, the insidious influence of cultural biases, and the triumph of personal bonds of friendship between two unforgettable women.

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    1. In the name of the series that Thursday’s List kicks off, Kemanis describes it as a “legal mystery.” I’m not sure I’ve heard that description before. Legal thriller, sure, that’s what John Grisham writes. Mystery, of course. There are a bunch of subgenres, but typically in any of them you’ll have a protagonist who is attempting to solve a mystery of some kind. Figure out whodunit, whatever “it” is, often a murder. Then we have the police procedural or detective fiction, which c [...]

    2. I thoroughly liked the book and appreciate very much V.S. making it available. Below is a copy of the email I sent to her after completing the book:"To: "V. S. Kemanis" Subject: Re: Thursday's List Hi, just finished the book tonight. I want to thank you again for making the book available, free! I get my books through the Overdrive program with our local library, so getting one free is a real treat.I really enjoyed reading the book. I must admit at first I was a little apprehensive, as I loath b [...]

    3. V. S. Kemanis validates her experience as an Attorney in this engaging and thought provoking account of financial crimes, money laundering and the workings of a drug cartel. The story is also a stunning portrayal of the deeps bonds of friendship and the complexities that are encountered when that friendship is threatened.I found this story to be well written with a plot that is complex and presented in a way that will keep you captivated and teach you about the inner workings of the Elite Financ [...]

    4. A revealing dive into the legal tangles involved in catching and convicting foreign money launderers in the US. Set in 1988, giving it a pre-cell phone, pre-9/11 and pre-Patriot Act feel, it revolves around an investigation by New York City prosecutors into the flow of drug money by Colombia’s Cali cartel. The 80’s were the heyday of the Colombian drug cartels and Thursday’s List shines brightest when describing the money laundering activities and the agonizing work to find bank accounts, [...]

    5. “Thursday’s List” is not a mystery in the traditional sense. Corpses, clues, and sleuths are notably absent. It is, rather, a realistic novel about the workings of one part of the criminal justice system. Cases are built on observations, intercepted communications, and lots and lots of paperwork. The good guys watch, wait, and plot for months and years to bring down the biggest bad guys. Dana, the protagonist, is an earnest and appealing young Assistant DA, who is assigned to a new divisio [...]

    6. Calling Thursday’s List a Legal Mystery is so accurate! I have never heard of a Legal Mystery before and I absolutely loved this one. This book is about Dana, an Assistant DA, and how she manages to do her job without much information on the case involving financial crimes, money laundering and a drug cartel. It also has a personal side showing the problems which can arise when friendships are threatened.Dana, the protagonist, is an intense and likable young Assistant DA, who is assigned to a [...]

    7. Full book review at mysterysequels/thursdays-lThe story evolves around Dana Hargrove, a rookie prosecutor who is yanked from her boring day to day job to be placed as the latest addition to a unit focusing on bringing down Columbian drug lords and any criminal attached to them.Having her case just taken away from her by the very person who now is her direct boss, Dana doesn’t have the fondest feelings for him – or for the new job for the matter. However she does the part and starts working h [...]

    8. Most enjoyable read with just enough intrigue to keep me guessing. One of my favorite genre did not disappoint.

    9. First, a big Thank You to Ms. V.S. Kemanis for giving me a free copy of her new eBook Thursday's List. Technical Pros / ConsMs.Kemanis asked me which format I needed and I promptly replied that I had an iPad and needed the iBook format. She warned me that she was not familiar with the iBooks format and did not know how to load it. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that she sent a copy of the eBook to me through email and when I saved it on my iPad, it went directly into my iBooks Library. Easy [...]

    10. I am grateful to the author V.S. Kemanis for sending this book to me electronically to read. I still owe to her and myself to give an honest review. I did not enjoy this book that much. Here is why: 1) The beginning was very S-L-O-W. It dragged out and the storyline had a little too much legalize for me. 2) I didn't feel like I got to know the characters that well. They did not have much depth.3) The plot of the story was shallow with nothing that pulled me in. I love being immersed in a good de [...]

    11. This is a well-written novel and I was drawn into the characters. Dana Hargrove is a strong female protagonist, but she has her insecurities too because she’s a rookie on the prosecution team. If you’re looking for a typical murder mystery or thriller, this book might not be for you. It centers more on the conflict between Dana’s professional and personal life and draws you into the world of a young attorney in a prosecutor’s office. The suspense comes in because Dana is not given all th [...]

    12. I really got to like lawyer Dana Hargrove and her friend Mel.I like seeing the character begin a career and hear her insecurities as she works through some complicated circumstances, relationships and friendships vs job and responsibilities. I am ready for another Dana Hargrove case.

    13. A first novel for V. S. Kemanis. The characters are interesting and engaging and the narrative full with enough detail to capture the reader. An exciting plot. I can't wait to see what this author writes next!

    14. I enjoyed very much. The ending left me wanting more.I wanted to find what happened to Melanie and Noel. I was also wondering about the trial. Iwould recommend this book.

    15. Described by the author as a "legal mystery", Thursday's List reads more like a "thriller" than a story befitting the mystery genre. There is no real running down leads or sniffing out clues challenging the reader to solve a crime alongside the protaganist, ADA Dana Hargrove. The author lays out for the reader in a clear and concise manner the crime committed, criminals involved and the evidence gathered leaving the reader with no doubts concerning the criminal case of which the book tackles as [...]

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