Oct 19, 2018

Review: Occupational Hazard by Alex S. Avitabile


Occupational Hazard by Alex S. Avitabile
Published: July 27, 2018
Genre: mystery

Occupational Hazard: An Al and Mick Forte Story (Volume 1)
My take on the book: Al, an attorney in Brooklyn, and his ex-mafioso cousin Mick, cross swords with deputy mayor Gordon Gilbert when they represent Mary Woodley, who is suing Gilbert for child support. This is a fairly light-hearted mystery which pits two relatively unknowns against a powerful lawyer, now deputy mayor, in a domestic issue lawsuit. 

How Al and Mick outwit Gilbert is the story in this easy-to-read and delightful mystery.

Book beginning:
"You're out!" Gordon Gilbert bellows as I sit down. 
I'm out? What is this asshole talking about? Could he be referring to that play at the firm's picnic when he pretended that he hadn't dropped the ball while trying to tag me. One of the other partners had to mediate the call, and I was declared safe at third, having legged out a nifty triple. 
But he couldn't, he wouldn't, be referring to that play.

Page 56:
"You need to know what you're up against by going after Gilbert."
Memes: The Friday 56. Grab a book, turn to page 56 or 56% of your eReader. Find any sentence that grabs you. Post it, and add your URL post in Linky at Freda's Voice. Also visit Book Beginning at Rose City Reader

Thanks to the Cadence Group for a review copy of this book. 


4 comments:

fredamans said...

Probably not for me, but I hope you enjoy it! Happy weekend!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds tempting. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “BITTER ORANGE”

Suko said...

Happy Friday, Harvee!
Thank you for sharing the beginning, the 56, and some of your thoughts about Occupational Hazard. Have a great weekend!

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Happy reading!

Lauren @ Always Me

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