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Synopsis

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)

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    The Perk

    A nail bitter for sure. Couldn't put it down. The dialogue was so real which made the characters also real. I felt like I was living in the book while I was reading it. Will have to find the rest of his books.

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    The Perk

    A really good, emotionally rewarding story balanced well with strong edgy elements. I will now look for others by the same author.

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    Perky!

    It caught me in the first chapter and never let me go. Great writing, great story, great characters. The only thing wrong with this book, is that it ended.

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    Just loved this book, suspense and an unexpected dénouement. Quick paced and well researched. Giminez holds his own in the mystery and suspense department. I have now read all his books and could not put them down.

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    Reminds me of the tv show reckless

    As much a story about the judge coming to term with the past and redefining his futre as it is a legal thriller. Reminds me a lot of Reckless, the tv show in that you have small town prejudices contrasted with a northern big city lawyer. Not a true thriller or court room suspense novel. OK but not brilliant in terms of plot, theme or wriiting. More of a feel good novel where the morally responsible lawyer finds quasi justice.

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