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Majestic Descending


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Mitchell Graham was born in New York City and practiced law for twenty years. He lives in Marietta, Georgia. He holds a degree in neuropsychology and was a champion fencer with over eighty-two titles in his career.


After three fantasies (The Fifth Ring, etc.), Graham ventures into thriller waters with mixed results. Katherine Adams, an Atlanta lawyer dealing in domestic cases, sees herself as "damaged goods" because as a teenager she was abducted by a madman who mounted his female victims' heads on his "trophy room" wall. Now she's off on a cruise to Europe with her best pal and old college roommate, Beth Doliver. They board the Ocean Majestic in Miami along with biogenetics professor Ellis Stephens, who's just made a discovery that promises major medical miracles and vast personal wealth. Belowdecks, a couple of Arab terrorists skulk about setting explosives. At times, the language appears aimed at a romance audience: "The amused look that usually played at the corners of his mouth dropped away, leaving only a gentle caring man in its place." On the plus side, Graham writes a good courtroom scene and the sinking of the Majestic is exciting. Hopefully, he'll rely less on genre clich?s in his next outing. (June) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

"* "Crisply written...strong characterizations rather than shop worn plot devices propel the story, and Mitchell uses compelling dialogue, rather than clotted passages of exposition, to reveal important information to the reader. A most successful debut." - Booklist on Majestic Descending"

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