Book #14 was Judge & Jury by James Patterson. The back of the book reads:
Senior FBI agent Nick Pellisante is closing in on the notorious mob boss The Electrician, when the scheduled sting goes spectacularly awry. Two FBI agents are dead, the boss is wounded, and Pellisante vows the Electricians next move will be from a jail cell. Andie Echeverra, a part-time actress and a single, full-time mom, is assigned her next role as Juror #11 in the landmark trial against Mafia Don Dominic Cavello. Everybody is on edge. No one has ever crossed the man whose orders have made entire families disappear. Though Cavellos influence extends across blue uniforms and black robes, the case should be open-and-shut. But the legal system fails with devastating results, and Nick and Andie are the only ones left to seek justice. To stop the Electrician, they must take matters into their own hands. They are the judge and jury now. James Patterson spins an all-out heart-pounding legal thriller that pits two people against the most vicious and powerful mobster since John Gotti.
This was the best Patterson book I’ve read in a while. The story was interesting and suspenseful and flowed well (which is something missing from some other Patterson books I’ve read recently). I really enjoyed this.
However, I listened to the audiobook, which I have to admit heightened my amusement. It had background music! And sound effects! When the “bow-chicka-bow-wow”-like music started during a love scene, I almost drove off the road.
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