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A woman violently attacked in her bed.A billionaire businessman on trial at The Old Bailey.As the world’s press gather outside London’s luxurious Tribeca hotel, can Jon Roscoe protect his own family from the terrifying consequences of the verdict?...

Title : The Verdict
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ISBN : 29976479
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 144 Pages
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The Verdict Reviews

  • Brenda
    2019-07-18 09:00

    Ex-detective Jon Roscoe was head of security at London’s luxurious Tribeca Hotel and he thought he’d seen it all, until the day the persistent reporter tried to breach the grounds and enter the hotel. But once again, Roscoe evicted him, threatening him with police action if he showed his face again. Roscoe and his team were protecting the billionaire businessman who was currently on trial at the Old Bailey for attempted murder. He and his long suffering wife of twenty years were in a suite of apartments, travelling back and forth daily. What would the verdict be in this famous trial? And was there more than met the eye of reporters and viewers across the country?The Verdict by James Patterson is another novella in the BookShots series which has a neat little twist at the end (which I’d pretty much worked out by then), some nasty characters as well as some good ones! Not up to his usual standard in a full length novel, nevertheless it was quite enjoyable – a quick, easy read. Recommended.

  • Matt
    2019-07-21 10:56

    Patterson and Gold return for another joint writing assignment in the BookShot collection. Jon Roscoe remains head of Global Security for the Tribeca Luxury Hotel chain, anchoring himself at the glamorous London establishment. During a high-profile criminal trial, the hotel is housing the defendant, billionaire Harvey Rylands. Accused of attempting to murder his lover, Elegant Daniels, Rylands has done all he can to drag out alternate theories of the crime, while acting as though he is above reproach. However, Daniels delivers some damning testimony that could seal the fate of the defendant as she hints that his temper and her demand not to be the scorned lover must have fuelled the attempts to see her die. During an investigation of a hotel security breach, Roscoe discovers some information that thickens the plot on Rylands' past, one that could weigh heavily on motive, as the trial that currently sits in the jury's hands. Roscoe can only hope the truth comes out and sets free those who are the most deserving. A fast-paced story that will keep the reader flipping pages until the final paragraph.Since the launch of the BookShots publications, Patterson has been able to turn the calibre of writing attributed to him from lacklustre to, at times, pristine. Gold offers up some wonderful ideas in crafting the second Roscoe piece that proves entertaining as well as captivating. The characters are, again, decently developed, though Roscoe remains front and centre in this story again. The premise is not new, but it is also not regurgitated in such a way that the reader tires of it. I found myself speeding through the chapters, hooked on wanting to move forward, which is surely the test of any novel or short story. Patterson shines, but nothing is more brilliant than Gold, if you'll pardon the pun.Kudos, Messrs. Patterson and Gold for this great piece. I cannot wait for the next Jon Roscoe BookShot in the coming months.Like/hate the review? An ever-growing collection of others appears at:

  • Kate~Bibliophile Book Club
    2019-07-13 06:44

    Really enjoyed this one too. As I said, Roscoe is a good character. Engaging, honest and reminiscent of an action movie hero, its hard not to enjoy reading about his escapades in these books. And that poor Tribeca Hotel is giving him serious trouble! These are addictive! Short, fast paced and laced with action. An easy read!

  • Sophia
    2019-07-16 03:49

    I liked the story and I thought it was wrapped up pretty well at the end. I only picked this up because I was waiting for another book that I had reserved at the library. I will continue to read more of Patterson's BookShots as they give me a break in between reading normal sized books, although I probably won't read another Jon Roscoe as I didn't really care for him as a character. The only problems I had with this book were the obvious symbols of London being included in the descriptions to highlight the fact that all these events were taking place there. It wasn't necessary and was just annoying.

  • Tazkatie
    2019-07-19 05:00

    Excellent.. Highly recommend

  • Sean Harding
    2019-07-09 06:52

    Another of James Patterson's shorter novella's - meaning even less character development than usual. This is also the second in a series about a geezer named Jon Roscoe, although the term series is pretty loose, because he is fairly superfluous to the plot, and you learn basically nothing about him, so it could have been anyone really - but anyways - typical non-sensical twists and turns and unbelievable conclusions where it all neatly resolves make this another poor Patterson and the continued hope that he would focus on quality over quantity.

  • annemarie_bookaholic
    2019-07-16 08:57

    Absolutely love Jon Roscoe....these books are a quick read but full of actionHighly recommend

  • Josie
    2019-06-21 09:56

    Found this book so boring, really struggled to get into it.

  • Angela Owens
    2019-06-23 04:52

    Love his "Quick Shots" books!! Excellent and fast!!

  • Emma
    2019-07-04 11:08

    3.5 stars

  • Ben Twoonezero
    2019-06-28 06:00

    Ok but a bit superficial.

  • Aniruddha Mondal
    2019-06-28 10:47

    Average read, won't miss much if you don't read this.

  • John
    2019-06-22 07:47

    This one annoyed me right from the beginning, when we are re-introduced to Jon Roscoe, the most generic and boring action hero ever created. Mr. Roscoe heads up security at one of the world's most exclusive and luxurious hotels, where we see him work to placate the needs of the mega-wealthy while being sure to keep out the riffraff (i.e. regular people). The book begins with Roscoe chasing down a journalist who sneaked onto the hotel premises. Since this journalist--a rather frail, older gentleman--has been caught there uninvited a few times before, Roscoe decides the appropriate response would be to hold him underwater in the outdoor fountain until he passes out. That strikes me as a bit much, seeing as how it's still considered controversial to waterboard terrorists. I'm glad Jon Roscoe doesn't work for ICE. Talk about a PR disaster waiting to happen!Anyway, what book was I talking about again? Oh, yeah. THE VERDICT. A book so forgettable, I'd better hurry up and finish this review before the details completely escape me. (I feel a bit like Jim Carrey in ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, with all memory of this book vanishing right in front of my eyes.)Did I mention that Jon Roscoe is a super-generic character? Well, THE VERDICT is an appropriately generic story to feature him in. If you can't figure out who the real killer is by about halfway in, you're obviously not trying. Meanwhile, enjoy spending time with a bunch of unlikable characters as they go about the business of making James Patterson another truckload of money.

  • Mark
    2019-07-21 08:07

    Another good quick read in the Bookshots format from James Patterson.This is the second of these Bookshots stories to feature Jon Roscoe, the head of a security at a luxury London hotel. The first story featured the opening of that hotel which was disrupted by a criminal element.This story takes place a month or so later, but doesn't reference the previous one and can easily be read as a stand alone story.It tells the tale of a billionaire businessman on trial for the attempted murder of his lover, with his wife standing by his side throughout the trial. The hotel is being used as their base during the trial and thus gives an opportunity for Roscoe to get involved in the case (and eventually to get at the truth behind the story).The action moves along swiftly and there are a few twists in the plot along the way.All in all, another enjoyable thriller from James Patterson

  • Durinda
    2019-07-02 04:57

    Another book with the setting of a luxury hotel in London, the same hotel as a previous Bookshots (The Hostage). Fast paced, many twists and turns, page turner for sure. A few of the same characters as the previous book, but in different scenario. Loved it.

  • Jason
    2019-06-23 08:12

    Another fast-paced read from James Patterson with a surprisingly complex plot. A woman violently attacked in her own bed. A billionaire businessman on trial at The Old Bailey. Was really hard to put this one down. 4

  • Christine
    2019-06-22 11:04

    good story, would be a story that James could make into a longer tale.

  • Jan
    2019-06-30 11:03

    Next in the Jon Roscoe short stories series. A good quick thriller, set at a luxury hotel.

  • Zaer
    2019-07-20 02:49

    An airport read.

  • Jonboym
    2019-07-01 10:07

    PassableThis was a fair enough story line. The content had a barely believable and was all a bit contrived. Readable enough

  • Pat Empson
    2019-07-04 03:58

    I liked this one better than the first book in the series. I like the characters and hope there will be more to come in this series.