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Line of Vision

Line of Vision

(2001)
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"The best suspense novel I've read in a while."
James Patterson


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

 
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Used availability for David Ellis's Line of Vision


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Hardback Editions

February 2001 : USA Hardback
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

January 2008 : UK Paperback
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
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

December 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: Line of Vision
Author(s): David Ellis
ISBN: 1-5366-2670-8 / 978-1-5366-2670-4
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

October 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: Line of Vision
Author(s): David Ellis
ISBN: 1-4692-3831-4 / 978-1-4692-3831-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2012 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Line of Vision
Author(s): David Ellis
ISBN: 1-4692-3830-6 / 978-1-4692-3830-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2008 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Line of Vision
Author(s): David Ellis
ISBN: 1-4233-5251-3 / 978-1-4233-5251-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2008 : USA Audio edition
Title: Line of Vision
Author(s): David Ellis
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

February 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

February 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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
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   



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