anne-richard
» » Dead End (Law and Order)

Download Dead End (Law and Order) epub

by Jack Gregory




Dr. Gary Shaw, a research scientist for the Humaricare Medical Research Group, is found murdered, while a violent protest outside the building by the Action Committee for Life Watch, makes its leader a prime suspect
Download Dead End (Law and Order) epub
ISBN: 0312925751
ISBN13: 978-0312925758
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Author: Jack Gregory
Language: English
Publisher: St Martins Pr; 1st edition (May 1, 1994)
Pages: 256 pages
ePUB size: 1326 kb
FB2 size: 1553 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 895
Other Formats: txt rtf lrf mbr

Thorgaginn
The triumvirate of early LAW AND ORDER novels are pretty good pastiches of the TV series in its likewise early years, if a bit longer winded where speeches are concerned.

Some odd trivia:

Senior District attorney Adam Schiff is called Adam Wentworth in the books, which seems to have been an editing mistake (rather than a writer's mistake). "Jack Gregory" is a pseudonym for veteran novelist Robert Vaughan (who would later also pen the three WILD, WILD WEST novels published by Berkley/Boulevard), and a number of years ago, while IMing him in a Writer's Chat Room, I asked him about the change of character name and he expressed surprise at it (I guess he didn't check his galley proofs that carefully, or he was absent-minded about Schiff's name when he did.)

The error seems to have been made by the designated overseer at MCA-Universal Publishing, who created the book package eventually published by St. Martin's Press. Whoever oversaw the manuscripts must have been referring for continuity to the pilot script/episode, in which the district attorney was indeed named Wentworth and played by Roy Thinnes. But despite the misnomer, the character in the books is still undeniably the Adam Schiff character as played by Steven Hill.
Rayli
Especially when you add the fairly good success of two of the spinoffs. Can it be that sometimes the supposedly airhead TV viewer knows a good story better than their allegedly more "thinking" printed-word counterparts? The other day I read a letter on the TV Guide "letters" page that condemned "Law & Order" as "self-righteous". Okay, it's clear by creator Dick Wolf's tendency to write cop shows that his work sort of constitutes a "bully pulpit" on the issue of criminal justice. But to call someone who believes in the real law and order enough to base a body of entertainment work on it "self-righteous" is a very worrisome statement on just how far we've sunk as a society into moral relativism. Apparently, nowadays we'd rather "git et up" by society's human predators than "imposing on their rights" by standing up for what's right and wrong, huh? Those of us tied to the "idiot box" seem to see this series as worthwhile enough that we stick with it more that its cast can. None of the cast and characters with the original series back in its premiere season are still with it today. One of the spinoffs absorbed an actor and his character from a now-defunct series not done by Wolf (Richard Belzer as "Munch", originally from "Homicide: Life On the Street"). So that ought to tell you that Wolf strikes a chord with his audience. Which means he ought to be able to extend that into print.
in waiting
Boy was this ever sad - Lennie Briscoe was somehow magically promoted to a Sergeant in Dead End and the DA was Adam Wentworth (and not Adam Schiff as in the show). The dialogue is stilted, there are few descriptions and the plot is weak....