Innocence

Innocence

With life as a pawn in a prestigious Boston law firm behind him, Scott Finn has set course through the more colorful back alleys and bedrooms of the legal world as a solo practitioner who dabbles in civil litigation, divorce law, and criminal defense. But his new environment and his nose for justice and fair play land him a case that could end up taking his life. A policew...

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Title:Innocence
Author:David Hosp
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Innocence Reviews

  • Trevor Dennis

    David Hosp has turn out to be one of those rare new finds where you can't help but go though their entire catalogue having found them. I've now read the first two book sin the Scott Finn series, and found the sort of books you can't put down until finished. Hosp brings all the technical knowledge of an accomplished trial lawyer to his fiction, and does so with a rare skill. He is also very canny in how he develops his characters book to book, with the Finn's romance going on hold while the tacit

    David Hosp has turn out to be one of those rare new finds where you can't help but go though their entire catalogue having found them. I've now read the first two book sin the Scott Finn series, and found the sort of books you can't put down until finished. Hosp brings all the technical knowledge of an accomplished trial lawyer to his fiction, and does so with a rare skill. He is also very canny in how he develops his characters book to book, with the Finn's romance going on hold while the taciturn Koz grows into a person with far more depth, while we lose none of our interest in Finn.

    When I click on the save button after writing this, I have Among Thieves all lined up ready to go, and I have little doubt it will be another winner.

  • Steve

    The story opens 15 years earlier with an undercover cop getting attacked in an alley with a machete which leads to the violent arrest of the man they believe to be the attacker.

    The book then picks up 15 years later and so our story begins.

    This is My second David Hosp book My first Dark Harbour(Finn 1) which I gave a Five star review and I am happy to say Innocence doesn't disappoint or suffer from the book 2 syndrome.

    Finn returns and finds his back up against the wall as he takes on a Pro Bono

    The story opens 15 years earlier with an undercover cop getting attacked in an alley with a machete which leads to the violent arrest of the man they believe to be the attacker.

    The book then picks up 15 years later and so our story begins.

    This is My second David Hosp book My first Dark Harbour(Finn 1) which I gave a Five star review and I am happy to say Innocence doesn't disappoint or suffer from the book 2 syndrome.

    Finn returns and finds his back up against the wall as he takes on a Pro Bono case which could threaten his life and the friends he surrounds himself with.

    As expected the writing is first class, great characters, a plot that always keeps moving, and a thriller that is believable From the explosive first chapter every twist filled page I was held captive wondering what will happen next.

    To say that Innocence is a great legal thriller would be an understatement it has everything you want in a book.

    Miss this at you own risk well worth your time and hard earned cash A MUST READ.

  • Edvin Palmer

    David Hosp never lets you down one second in "Innocence", the second book in the Scott Finn Series. This compelling legal thriller hooked me until the end.

    It's a fun and interesting read, and what makes it fantastic is that the premise of the story has its roots in fact and Mr. Hosp's experience as a trial lawyer. American judges have vacated almost two hundred convictions over the past ten years because the DNA testing, which caused those convictions, showed severe errors.

  • Patsygermany

    The whole book is a young lawyer trying to get a man out of prison. The man was. convicted of shooting a female policeman and had been in jail for 15 years. The lawyer, Scott Finn, starts investing everything that led up to the first trial and finds all sort of corruption and secrets that puts his life and the life of others in danger.

  • Cym Lowell

    Imagine that you are an immigrant who has come to America to avoid the persecution and certain murder of your extended family in your home country. You are a skilled physician with a newborn daughter. A detective is assaulted and shot. She was investigating a vicious gang from your home country, whom you had treated as you do any patient that needs help. You are accused, convicted, and sent to prison.

    A young lawyer has taken up your case. He is butchered with a machete. Before his death, he had

    Imagine that you are an immigrant who has come to America to avoid the persecution and certain murder of your extended family in your home country. You are a skilled physician with a newborn daughter. A detective is assaulted and shot. She was investigating a vicious gang from your home country, whom you had treated as you do any patient that needs help. You are accused, convicted, and sent to prison.

    A young lawyer has taken up your case. He is butchered with a machete. Before his death, he had spoken to a locally famous trial lawyer who also is prone to take on causes that need attention. His colleagues, a private eye and a young lawyer, have fallen in love. She is hacked-up and they are attacked. The local police force pilliaries these three for trying to release a hated attacker of a police officer.

    There is DNA from fingernail scrapings of the original victim. The new lawyer gets the toxicology report as a hearing is set by a curious judge.

    Is it possible that if the expert declares it certain that there is a DNA match, the accused may still be innocent?

    Innocence is an apt title for a finely written book exploring the innocence of a variety of these interesting characters. David Hosp has an excellent grasp of storytelling. As I read these pages, the momentum built to the point that I could not put the book down until I was done, smiling at the mysteries that flowed from the pages like water from a mountain stream. I was on a 14 hour flight to Japan, which passed like moments.

    If you enjoy, tension, emotion, and blossoming love, you will be delighted to have sat down with this wonderful work. Mr. Hosp has blended each of these emotions together with the background of chilling crime.

  • Carmen

    I had read this before, but continued on because I like reading books based around Boston. Second time, though, I'm more critical. This author writes well, and enjoyably. He has a good vocabulary. Authors with good command of the English language get my respect. So this big underground, machette wielding figure stalks Finn and his associates and goes to great lengths to avoid the "truth". But, when we learn who the "guilty party" is, it's pointless. The evil underground guy had no real reason to

    I had read this before, but continued on because I like reading books based around Boston. Second time, though, I'm more critical. This author writes well, and enjoyably. He has a good vocabulary. Authors with good command of the English language get my respect. So this big underground, machette wielding figure stalks Finn and his associates and goes to great lengths to avoid the "truth". But, when we learn who the "guilty party" is, it's pointless. The evil underground guy had no real reason to avoid truth, so looking back... what was his motivation?

  • Karen Ogle

    Did not want to put this down. Held my interest with twists and turns right until the end. I liked that the attorney and the investigator did not take incredibly stupid chances on their own. Will be looking for more from this author.

  • D.E. Heil

    This was very enjoyable tale to read and really galvanized me as a fan of Hosp's writing. I can't help but love when the underdog comes out on top but it is a bit sad visualizing the toll that it takes on the hero.

  • Charlotte Laver

    Good book, did figure it out a while before though not 100% convinced David Hosp didn’t help me! I read this quite a while after book number 1 and although not needed I think my missing memory meant I was a bit frustrated with details of the relationship between Finn and Flaherty!

  • Cara Ellison

    Finally! This is the first novel I’ve read in six months that wasn’t absolute poppycock from the first page to the last. It isn’t flawless, but it’s a quick, enjoyable read.

    Innocence is the story of Scott Finn, a Boston attorney who reluctantly agrees to defend a man who has been in prison for fifteen years, and claims new DNA evidence will exonerate him. His client, Vincent Salazar, was an illegal alien from El Salvador, a doctor who treated anyone who came to him, including members of the dead

    Finally! This is the first novel I’ve read in six months that wasn’t absolute poppycock from the first page to the last. It isn’t flawless, but it’s a quick, enjoyable read.

    Innocence is the story of Scott Finn, a Boston attorney who reluctantly agrees to defend a man who has been in prison for fifteen years, and claims new DNA evidence will exonerate him. His client, Vincent Salazar, was an illegal alien from El Salvador, a doctor who treated anyone who came to him, including members of the deadly VDS gang. When he first came to Boston, he was convicted of a bloody crime: attempting to murder Madeline Steele, a police officer. Now he claims he is innocent.

    There are many logic problems with this book. This is one of them: why wait fifteen years? The answer is alluded to at the end of the book, but it isn’t very gratifying. Anyway, Finn is approached by Salazar’s attorney of record and asked to assist. Finn agrees. Then the first lawyer is murdered, and the case is all Finn’s. Finn comes to believe in Salazar’s innocence, and goes to the judge and asks for DNA testing. The judge tells him that he can do the testing but even if it is not a match, that isn’t enough to release him from prison. Again, a serious flaw, but okay, whatever. The judge says Finn has two weeks to convince him to give Salazar a new trial.

    Finn doesn’t actually find out anything in the two weeks – instead, what we get is a long history lesson of the VDS. Also, Kozlawski, a private detective slash former cop who works with Finn, falls in love with Finn’s unpaid legal intern. That was actually the best part of the book. Koz is fifty. Lissa is thirty. Koz is a strong, silent type. Every word out of Lissa’s mouth is a swear. Yet… it’s actually affecting how good they are for each other. You can see it. It pops off the page in a way that nothing else in the book does.

    Earlier this week, I considered the problem of men writing sex. This is not awful, but there are a few interesting things about the way Hosp writes sex. To whit:

    The first thing that jumped out at me was that most of this written in the negative. The second thing is that we have a big logic problem here. In the first paragraph, it had not occurred to him whether or not to worry about pleasing her. The second paragraph, all he’s doing is worrying about pleasing her.

    I’ve never read any sex in which the guy is worried about his performance. Since this is written by a man, I have to wonder if there is actually some anxiety intrinsic to men in this regard. Setting all that aside, the next sex scene was actually pretty nice.

    Besides sex, there is a lot of violence. Particularly with machetes. I’m fine with that but there are some scenes that were so gruesome I had to wonder if he was actually enjoying writing about those parts a little too much.

    My impression of this book is that there were a lot of elements and the writer smashed them together, and hoped to form a coherent narrative. There’s DNA evidence, a vast conspiracy at the Boston Police Department, VDS, even some al Qaeda. None of it fits together perfectly. Despite the long histories of VDS, its role in the crime was actually just a shadow – the police framed Salazar and made it look like VDS. Okay, whatever.

    Most improbably, the DNA evidence matched Salazar but was really his brother’s DNA. They aren’t twins, and DNA evidence today is certainly capable of discerning an individual person, and not just a family. Yet Hosp needed it to be the brother, so voila, it was the brother.

    There are other problems. Certain phone calls are never explained. The motivation of a certain cop is never explained. A small operation done by cops is highly, extremely illegal and unsafe. Other problems persist.

    Yet for all its flaws, I found it enthralling. I stayed up past my bedtime, unwilling to put it down. One thing I really liked was the ending. Finn didn’t get the girl. Finn’s love interest is in DC working at Homeland Security, and he knows he won’t move to DC; he simply loves Boston too much. Yet he’s hopeful they’ll get their act together and find a way to make it work. Kudos to Hosp for being unafraid of the imperfect ending.

    The writing is unobtrusive. There was no sentence that made me stop and think “that was beautiful” or “that was awful.” Yet it made me want to continue reading.

    This is a good airplane book. Don’t expect everything to make sense. But the characters are likable, it’s a fast read, and it will stick with you for a while after you turn the last page.

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