Saturday, September 11, 2010

Giveaway : Blind Man's Alley

Giveaway
2 copies available


What a great way to celebrate my return from vacation!  This one was waiting in my mailbox for review, and Judy at Doubleday/Random House has offered us two copies to giveaway.  Justin Peacock is a new author for me.  The Random House author information page says
JUSTIN PEACOCK received an MFA from Columbia University and a law degree from Yale. Prior to attending law school, he worked as an online producer at the New York Times. His legal experience ranges from death-penalty defense to First Amendment cases. He lives in Brooklyn.
This is What they say about the book:
From the author of the Edgar Award–nominated legal thriller A Cure for Night, an ambitious and compulsively readable novel set in the cutthroat world of New York real estate.

A concrete floor three hundred feet up in the Aurora Tower condo development in SoHo has collapsed, hurling three workers to their deaths. The developer, Roth Properties (owned by the famously abrasive Simon Roth), faces a vast tangle of legal problems, including allegations of mob connections. Roth’s longtime lawyers, the elite midtown law firm of Blake and Wolcott, is assigned the task of cleaning up the mess. Much of the work lands on the plate of smart, cynical, and sea­soned associate Duncan Riley; as a result, he falls into the pow­erful orbit of Leah Roth, the beautiful daughter of Simon Roth and the designated inheritor of his real estate empire.

Meanwhile, Riley pursues a seemingly small pro bono case in which he attempts to forestall the eviction of Rafael Nazario and his grandmother from public housing in the wake of a pot bust. One night Rafael is picked up and charged with the mur­der of the private security cop who caught him, a murder that took place in another controversial “mixed income” housing development being built by . . . Roth Properties. Duncan Riley is now walking the knife edge of legal ethics and personal morality. Blind Man’s Alley is a suspenseful and kaleidoscopic journey through a world where the only rule is self- preservation.

The New York Times Book Review said of A Cure for Night that “[Peacock] heads toward Scott Turow country . . . he’s got a good chance to make partner.” This taut, topical, and socially alert thriller delivers on that promise.

So here are the rules for the giveaway: 
  1. For one entry, leave a comment telling me whether you've read this author before. Include your email address (no email no win).
  2. For an extra entry, leave a separate comment telling me you're a follower (or become one and let me know).
  3. For another entry,  make a separate entry telling me you blogged about the giveaway, (sidebars are fine) and LEAVE ME THE LINK to the posting (if I don't get a link, the entry doesn't count).
  4. Since I don't twitter, tweet, or FB, you can get extra entries by visiting my blog every day, and leaving a comment about the current post. Just leave your comment on the contest post and tell me something about that day's post. Say "daily entry and the date and blah blah blah about the daily post." If I didn't post that day, then say "no post yet today."
  5. US addresses only, no PO Boxes.
  6. Deadline is Oct 10 -noon EDT.
Thanks again to Judy at Doubleday for making this one available.

46 comments:

  1. This is a new author to me. The book does sound really good though.
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  2. I am a gfc follower.
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  3. I've never read this author. This sounds like a story I would enjoy! Thank you for the giveaway!
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  4. I'm a follower.
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  5. This is a new author for me.

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  6. I blogged about the giveaway in my sidebar.

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  7. Justin Peacock is also a new to me author! So glad to have the chance to win, it looks good.
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  8. I am a follower.
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  9. 2.He is a new mystery author for me.

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  10. Daily entry 9/16. No daily post yet, but I will go ahead and still mention that people should give Inspector Gamache a try. Louise Penny is a great writer. Thanks!
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  11. Daily entry 9/17. No post yet today! Thanks!
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  12. 3. Edgar award nominated means he's a darn good author of mysteries.

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  13. Daily entry 9/19. No post yet today! Thanks!
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  14. It's me again making another entry.

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  15. Daily entry 9/20. You got some great books today! I have heard some good things about Matterhorn and I really want to read the Lumby books as well. They look good. Thanks!
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  16. Daily entry 9/21. Did you know Ann Patchett's mom is a writer too? Thanks!
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  17. Daily entry 9/22. Too bad today's book didn't quite live up to everything. Thanks!
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  18. I'm making another entry for Blind Man's Bluff. I'd rather do this than Twitter or facebook.

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  19. Daily entry 9/23. Your reasons for not liking this book echo some of mine with Eat Pray Love. Thanks!
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  20. Daily entry 9/24. I hope we see more novels from Beth Hoffman, CeeCee was a great tale! Thanks!
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  21. I haven't read anything by this author before but his biography interests me and I like the story here!

    ~ Amy
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  22. I am a google friend connect follower and email subscriber!
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  23. Daily entry 9/25. I hope you presentation goes well! I have also figured out how to hide all the farm/island things on FB, really declutters up the place! Thanks!
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  24. Daily entry 9/26. No post yet today! Thanks!
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  25. Daily entry 9/27. No post yet today! Thanks!
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  26. Daily entry 9/28. No post yet today! Thanks!
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  27. Daily entry 9/29. No daily post. You must be off presenting! Thanks!
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  28. Daily entry 9/30. I can definitely relate to today's post! There are times I have started more than one book, just not being able to settle on one that feels right. Thanks!
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  29. Daily entry 10/1. You have mentioned Nevada Barr before, I will have to give her a try. Thanks!
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  30. Well, here I am again.

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  31. Daily entry 10/2. I liked today's post, always enjoy those espionage/suspense type books!Thanks!
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  32. I haven't read anything by this author yet. But I would love to read this book. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  33. I am a GFC follower!

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  34. Daily entry 10/3. I like today's post and the idea of shared reading. Thanks!
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  35. I'm here today for my giveaway comment.

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  36. Daily entry.

    I've never belonged to a book club.
    I do have Up from the Blue which I will be reading soon.

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  37. Daily entry 10/4. I think the new Quinn book looks great! Thanks!
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  38. Daily entry 10/5. No post yet today!Thanks!
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  39. Daily entry 10/6. Too bad The Confirmation premise sounded so good, it's always disappointing when they read like not very good tv!
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  40. Daily entry 10/7. I really enjoyed The Fixer Upper as well. Thanks!
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  41. Daily entry 10/8. Can't wait to read TZT too! Thanks!
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  42. This is new author for me. His book looks interesting.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  43. GFC follower
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  44. Daily entry 10/9. No post yet today! Thanks!
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  45. Daily entry 10/10/10! Maybe this will be the lucky one! No daily post yet! Thanks!
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