This story begins with a bird-watcher coming across two men seemingly burying something in a park. She reports it to the authorities, and Nick is brought into the case. One death follows another, leading to the discoveries of other criminals and connections closer to home than Nick expected.
While the mystery is fun to follow, it is his handling of the characters in his books that makes Goodman the kind of author who keeps calling you back. Nick's ex-wife, Flora, is very much in his life, and their concern for each other is refreshing. His feelings for witness Cassandra and his co-worker, Tina, show the reader a vulnerable side of Nick that is often missing in books describing Federal Prosecutors. His daughter, Lizzie, is a fun character as she contributes all of her fourteen year-old angst.
His male co-workers and the various criminals who weave in and out of Indefensible make this more than your typical "who done it." I found myself really caring about what happened to these people and hoping that we see more of these characters in future books.
Publisher - Atria Books
Date of Publication -June 3, 2014