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Line of Vision

(2001)
A novel by

 
 
Penzler Pick, February 2001: First-time author David Ellis captures the imagination from the very first page with the voice of Marty Kalish, an investment banker in a tony company. Marty recounts the night that led to the murder of Dr. Derrick Reinhardt, the abusive husband of Rachel, with whom Marty is having an affair. The highly original premise of this story is masterful. Although Marty tells us his involvement in the murder, we don't know exactly what that involvement is. Did he murder or did he cover up?

Marty is a hard guy to believe. Like most people, he doesn't always tell all there is to know, so when he is charged with murder and employs the best defense lawyers in the city, he changes his story more than once to insure that he comes out in the best light possible. This both exasperates and earns the respect of his lawyer (as well as the reader), because every story that Marty tells is plausible. He tells us that he meets with a PI, but we won't know why until the last page, and indeed the story does not come together completely until that moment.

In the meantime, Marty takes us on quite a trip. The courtroom scenes in this novel are among the very best. From jury selection to witness interrogation to sidebars with the judge, the scenes and dialogue crackle with authenticity. The only false note in the story is that although Marty is charged with murder, he remains free on his own recognizance both before and during the trial. There must be precedents here, but it seems odd. However, I was happy to overlook that for the sake of an otherwise convincing and spellbinding story. --Otto Penzler

    

"The best suspense novel I've read in a while." - James Patterson


Used availability for David Ellis's Line of Vision

Hardback Editions

February 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Line of Vision
Author(s): David Ellis
ISBN: 0-399-14707-1 / 978-0-399-14707-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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Paperback Editions

July 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Line of Vision
Author(s): David Ellis
ISBN: 1-84724-570-6 / 978-1-84724-570-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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February 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Line of Vision
Author(s): David Ellis
ISBN: 0-425-18376-9 / 978-0-425-18376-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Audio Editions

December 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Line of Vision
Author(s): David Ellis
ISBN: 1-5366-2670-8 / 978-1-5366-2670-4
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Line of Vision
Author(s): David Ellis
ISBN: 1-4692-3831-4 / 978-1-4692-3831-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Line of Vision
Author(s): David Ellis
ISBN: 1-4692-3830-6 / 978-1-4692-3830-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Line of Vision
Author(s): David Ellis
ISBN: 1-4233-5251-3 / 978-1-4233-5251-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Line of Vision
Author(s): David Ellis
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Line of Vision
Author(s): David Ellis
ISBN: 1-4233-5252-1 / 978-1-4233-5252-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2002 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Line of Vision (Nova Audio Books)
Author(s): David Ellis
ISBN: 1-59086-228-7 / 978-1-59086-228-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Line of Vision
Author(s): David Ellis
ISBN: 1-58788-210-8 / 978-1-58788-210-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


February 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Line of Vision
Author(s): David Ellis
ISBN: 1-58788-211-6 / 978-1-58788-211-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


February 2001 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Line of Vision
Author(s): David Ellis
ISBN: 1-58788-212-4 / 978-1-58788-212-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2002 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Line of Vision
Author(s): David Ellis
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon CA