Long Knives

Long Knives Jenna James s life has been smooth sailing since she left the high powered law firm of Marbury Marfan She s happily ensconced as a professor at a prestigious law school where she s well liked by her

  • Title: Long Knives
  • Author: CharlesRosenberg
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  • Page: 485
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  • Jenna James s life has been smooth sailing since she left the high powered law firm of Marbury Marfan She s happily ensconced as a professor at a prestigious law school, where she s well liked by her students, coupled up with a handsome colleague, and on track for tenure But things take a shocking turn one morning when a student, Primo, comes to Jenna s office seeking heJenna James s life has been smooth sailing since she left the high powered law firm of Marbury Marfan She s happily ensconced as a professor at a prestigious law school, where she s well liked by her students, coupled up with a handsome colleague, and on track for tenure But things take a shocking turn one morning when a student, Primo, comes to Jenna s office seeking her advice about a treasure map he recently inherited When Primo turns up dead and Jenna is suddenly the prime suspect in a murder investigation, everyone turns on her Desperate for help, she calls on two old friends Robert Tarza, her old law partner from Marbury Marfan, and Oscar Quesana, an odd duck solo practitioner The three race to save Jenna s career and perhaps her life in this whip smart thriller of treasure maps, murder, and law school politics.

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      Charles Chuck Rosenberg s latest novel his fifth is the alternate history thriller The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington It imagines what might have happened if the British, in the midst of the Revolution, had kidnapped George Washington and taken him back to England to be tried for high treason.Chuck s interest in the American Revolution was first piqued when his 5th grade teacher made him memorize Longfellow s The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere To this day, he can still recite it if you ask him to his wife, however, requests that you not ask His interest continued in college, where he majored in history, with a particular penchant for studying the Revolution Now that his American Revolution novel is done and soon to be released, Chuck is at work on a new alternative history, set six months before the start of the Civil War, a period of extreme political stress, but one that has not figured as much in fiction as the Civil War itself.The first novel Rosenberg ever wrote we will skip talking about the one he never finished because that was truly a long time ago was the legal thriller Death on a High Floor, which became an best seller in 2014 It s about the murder of the managing partner of a large international law firm Rosenberg is quick to point out that the large firms in which he was a partner were really quite nice places unlike the firm in the novel That novel was followed by two sequels and the start of a new series in Write to Die, which is set in a glitzy entertainment law firm in Hollywood.Prior to turning to writing fiction and in addition to practicing law , Chuck was the credited legal script consultant to three prime time television shows L.A Law, The Practice and Boston Legal, as well as the TV show The Paper Chase Showtime During the O.J Simpson criminal trial, he was one of two on air legal analysts for E Entertainment Television s live coverage of the trial He also provided commentary for E s coverage of the Simpson civil trial.Rosenberg has also taught extensively as an adjunct law professor, including at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles where he currently teaches the course Law and Popular Culture , the Loyola Law School International LLM Program in Bologna, Italy, the UCLA School of Law, the Pepperdine School of Law, and the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA A graduate of Antioch College and the Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, Chuck currently practices in the Los Angeles area where he lives with his wife, who is the very effective in house initial editor of everything he writes.


    1. I love a good mystery. And I thought I had found one when I started this book. A mysterious death, a treasure map, a murder plot? Yep, I was all in. The book was flowing along initially, then somewhere along the way, it quit being a mystery and became an exercise in tedium.Jenna James, highly paid attorney turned law professor up for tenure.She ends up with one of her students dead in her office.While the police are looking at her for the murder, she believes someone is out to kill her. Initiall [...]

    2. About 66 pages in, it occurs to me that I am not enjoying this book, I probably won't ever enjoy this book and I have two walls of crammed-full bookshelves, not to mention 100 books on my kindle. I used to be a completist, but I'm not any more and it is very liberating. I doubt my last words will be "I wish I spent more time with books that bored me."First thing I disliked about this book: Rosenberg describes everything. Every little thing. And either all of it is important or none of it is, bec [...]

    3. Very slow, very tedious, and a missed opportunity to utilize some interesting charactersIn the description of this book, I was,told that it centered around a treasure hunt, that I would learn a few things and that it was an exciting adventure. Unfortunately, the story was none of those things. The first thing I noticed was that the author spent way too much time describing things. So much so that as I was reading, I thought that all of this detail was important for me to know to figure out somet [...]

    4. Did not finish. This author seems to specialize in having highly educated attorneys do things that are so stupid that most people would know NOT to do them after watching two episodes of Law and Order.

    5. I'm glad I got this free as a Kindle First, otherwise I would be mad at myself for wasting my money on this one. This was particularly frustrating because I think there might have been a decent book in here trying to get out - if only there had been a real treasure hunt! - but it was beaten back by the stilted dialog and poor pacing. And so many red herrings and pointless digressions - why the need for two points of view? And why, oh why, did we need to know about every single drop of coffee tha [...]

    6. Okay, first of all, I read this out of order! This is the second Robert Tarza/Jenna James book, but I read it third (after reading the third book, Paris Ransom, immediately after reading the first.) So I think my comments about Paris Ransom (review here) were mostly valid, but some of my confusion was because I missed that another book had happened between them.So anyway, this is the sequel to Death On a High Floor. Five years after that case, in which Jenna, the up-and-coming young associate at [...]

    7. I read this book through the Kindle First program. It is a sequel to Death on a High Floor, which I have not read. I gave the book three stars for the entertaining and well-paced mystery. I only gave it three stars because it didn't amount to much more than that. The story centers on Jenna James, a high-powered-attorney-turned-law-professor at UCLA. Ms. James is on the cusp of earning tenure until a student mysteriously falls ill during a meeting with her and subsequently dies. She becomes the m [...]

    8. A legal thriller that was neither very legal nor very thrilling. The dialogue felt very stilted and the characters' motivations very thin. What could have been a very interesting side story between the main character and a former colleague of hers was never fleshed out and it well could have been, as the book meandered into other less interesting areas, slowing the pace of the read. While I am sure this was an attempt to create suspense and mystery, it ultimately was simply flat and contrived.

    9. Overall, I enjoyed the book. Set in primarily in Los Angeles, it's a legal thriller about a UCLA professor involved in the death of a student. The story, told mainly from the perspective of the professor, Jenna James, moved quickly although it did drag on in a couple of areas. In particular the on again, off again relationship with her love interest. I enjoyed discovering the "burial" place of Christopher Columbus. I deducted one star because of Jenna's use of Aldous' toothbrush! Really? People [...]

    10. I enjoyed this book, but gave it only three stars because there were parts of the story that I didn't find interesting at all. It wasn't the authors fault, I'm just not interested in buried treasure tales. The main character Jenna James, I did like a lot. She's smart, independent, and likes her coffee! (maybe a bit too much, as it's throughout the book often). Other characters were good, even Robert Tarza, her old business partner who seemed to be a little bitter that she had left their law firm [...]

    11. The characters were flat and not believable (and annoying), the plot was a bit shaky and the narration was like reading bad stage directions--unnecessarily repetitive and overly explained. I have no idea why I insisted on finishing this bookI guess I wanted to know how it ended, but am too much of a purist to skip to the end.

    12. I think with a few revisions Long Knives by Charles Rosenberg could be a fantastic book. It is not bad, but there are enough problems that I was continually distracted from the story. I really felt like I was reading a late draft rather than a final product.First the good. The premise and plot are great. A former lawyer/current UCLA law professor is suspected to have poisoned one of her students and at the same time she is being sued for the return of a treasure map (that the student had at the [...]

    13. I am 1/3 of the way through this book and still cannot tell what this story is about. Usually I love books and stories like this and I think the good idea is there but it is being suffocated by too much detail. Three pages to describe the main character's bike is far too much.

    14. Captivating I read "Murder on a High Floor" first and then this one. I loved this book! Great characters and intriguing plot.

    15. The follow up to the novel "Death on a High Floor," Rosenberg picks up the characters lives 5 years after the conclusion of said novel. While it is not necessary to read the previous novel, as was in my case, there were several references made to prior events that would be better understood by doing so. Nonetheless, I found the plot line very interesting and the characters sufficiently introduced.The story opens with Jenna James, former associate at the law firm of Marbury Marfan, as a law profe [...]

    16. Long KnivesBy Charles RosenburgAvailable 3/1/14Downloaded free through Kindle FirstRating: 4 bonesFinish Time: 8ish nights. I keep promising a blog post with some big news, I’ll go ahead and spoil it and then more details are coming. But we are moving. A big move and it’s been a very emotional time, on top of MANY details. So I haven’t been reading AS much, but I still try and get in a chapter or two each night to take me away from reality, and try to clear my mind of the stresses, unknown [...]

    17. One of the books featured in Kindle First for February 2014, I was fairly intrigued by the synopsis even though I ended up getting something else out of the four. Fast forward a month later, I borrowed this book from the Kindle Owners Lending Library. I was excited and had high hopes (and was secretly hoping this would thrust me back into playing one of my Phoenix Wright games)… Let me say flat-out that I did not like this book, even though I really wanted to. It had a lot of unfulfilled poten [...]

    18. Long Knives -- Maybe 3.5 stars A combination of mystery, legal issues, and ivory tower academia's tenure politics, Long Knives features Jenna James, former member of a high-powered law firm and current law professor up for tenure at UCLA.Jenna is happy with her move from Marbury Marfan's prestigious firm to her current role as law professor at UCLA. She's a popular and successful teacher--her life is less stressful, but still busy. She has a boyfriend, but isn't sure about the depth of their rel [...]

    19. Another Kindle first, this novel advertises itself as a legal thriller, though in many ways it's neither. I was unaware that the book is the second in a series, but I didn't feel like I had missed much by not reading the first installment - at worst, it makes you think that references to a past trial will play a role when they may not.Jenna James (and yes, I could not stop thinking of Jenna Jameson) is a former biglaw attorney turned law professor at UCLA who is up for tenure. One morning, a stu [...]

    20. (This review is copied from the review I wrote for .)I received a copy of this as part of the Kindle First program, not realizing it was a sequel. There are references to the first book, but if you have not read it, they merely come off as character background.The book is divided into two first person points of view -- Jenna James and her now retired attorney Robert Tarza. Tarza's POV chapters come in rather late in the book, and for the most part add very little to the overall story. It is only [...]

    21. I'm going to start out this review by telling you that I don't usually like or read legal thrillers. Also, I hate it when authors give alliterative names to characters who are not DJs. OK, now that that's out of the way, let's discuss Long Knives which is a legal thriller and the main character, a lawyer by the name of Jenna James. Actually, the reason I rarely write reviews is because I have a difficult time discussing a book without giving away something. People are so sensitive to spoilers th [...]

    22. I read a lot and I read fast. These days I have a long commute home via CalTrain and BART - a wonderful thing because it gives me a big chunk of reading time, a terrible thing because it exacerbates my perpetual problem of reading faster than I review. Practically what this means is that sometimes when it comes time to review something, I can't remember much about the book. It turns out, though, that this is a great barometer for whether or not the book was any good. I remember the good ones and [...]

    23. I kept waiting for this book to turn into the 'whip-smart thriller of treasure maps, murder, and law school politics' that it advertises itself as. But it never did. Neither the main character nor the writing could ever be described as 'whip-smart'. The author's attempted portrayal of the main character as a witty, intelligent heroine is completely out of sync with how she actually acts - making a series of dumb decisions driven by illogical and quickly vacillating judgments, with her narrated t [...]

    24. This is the second book in Rosenberg’s Jenna James’ series. Ms. James is happily teaching a course in the legalities of maritime salvage in spite of not making the money she made as a lawyer for the firm of Marbury Marfan, or M&M as she calls it. In fact, she is firmly on the tenure track.One of her students, a handsome Italian named Primo Giordano, visits her office one morning wanting advice on a treasure map, purporting to give an exact location of a Spanish galleon that sank in 1641 [...]

    25. Jenna James’s life has been smooth sailing since she left the high-powered law firm of Marbury Marfan. She’s happily ensconced as a professor at a prestigious law school, where she’s well liked by her students, coupled-up with a handsome colleague, and on track for tenure. But things take a shocking turn one morning when a student, Primo, comes to Jenna’s office seeking her advice about a treasure map he recently inherited. When Primo turns up dead and Jenna is suddenly the prime suspect [...]

    26. I confess to having a low threshold for entertainment, especially by legal whodunits, which probably explains why I enjoyed "Long Knives" while many others rated it unsatisfying. I found the novel to be well-written, fast-paced, and the story line intrigued me from the beginning to the ending, which I had not predicted. It really picked up velocity in the final dozen chapters and I devoured them practically non-stop.I agree with several reviewers that Rosenberg must have a coffee fetish because [...]

    27. I can look past the wooden dialog and cardboard characters in a thriller if the If the mystery part of the book is engaging and well thought out. Unfortunately the whole premise of Long Knives falls apart during the last chapter. (view spoiler)[If Primo and Quinto were running a scam using fake maps, why was Quinto suing Jenna James? The missing map wasn't valuable. Couldn't he have just gotten another map and put a fake longitude on it to show investors? Or put the longitude on his map since he [...]

    28. I went into this book thinking it wasn't really along the lines of something I would enjoy, and I came out pretty much right. I'm not going to call it a bad book because it certainly isn't, its quite well written in fact. I just had a hard time relating to the characters. First all are in the class of rich and powerful. The main character laments leaving a high six-figure income job for one only making low six figures. She talks about just barely being able to make the unplanned expenses of a ne [...]

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