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A district attorney with an incredible 100% conviction rate is haunted by the one crime she's been unable to solve--the arson fire that killed her parents 15 years earlier. But when she finally persuades the authorities to reopen the case, the most unexpected suspect of all is indicted--herself!...

Title : Trial By Fire
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ISBN : 9780752803548
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 352 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Trial By Fire Reviews

  • Kristen
    2019-04-18 08:02

    In one of Nancy Taylor Rosenberg's standalone thrillers, Trial by Fire, she told us a scintillating tale of revenge and of arson. Stella Cataloni was a stellar Houston DA with a 100% conviction rate. She barred her hidden scars with her long hair from a fire that claimed her parents, when she was a teenage. That was the only crime she wanted to solve and persuaded the Houston PD to reopen the case, even if she had to reopen the wounds. When she did so, they believed she was the suspect of the arson--murder. In order to clear her name, she would use "forensic animation", a new kind of computer technology to point the spotlight in another direction, like her former beau, and further complicate things with the investigation. In the end, she found the love of her life and learned the truth about the fire.

  • Sue
    2019-04-14 13:09

    the book was ok, but not great. The characters had anger issues! too many temper tantrums!

  • JoAnn Ainsworth
    2019-04-09 10:19

    Premise was good and there was enough action to keep me interested. The heroine was vindictive and not heroic, however, and that annoyed me.

  • Jane J. Janas, Ph.D.
    2019-03-21 13:49

    Not a plot that is very believeable. Fast moving and a woman protagonist ... but all in all ... NOT GOOD

  • Legolas Devildog
    2019-03-28 16:09

    know a lot of people who have read this one didn’t like the dialogue or the fact the main character pretty much was dead set on solving her parents arson and all of that but personally I loved this one. While yes, some of it had some points that would not fit into the real world as easily as you might like the overall context of the book is good. It has mystery, suspense and all of the things I like in a well written crime novel.I can fully understand and respect some of the anger issues that crop up, I think some of the characters, especially our lead attorney have some PTSD but that is just my look at it. Overall a very good read and one that I have enjoyed both times I have read it.

  • Debbie
    2019-03-20 13:58

    I dont think the author likes or really respects professional and successful women. The story was a bit buggy but once it started moving was a good who done it. But i do have issues with her lead female characters. After three books it appears to me that she equates strong women with being strident, self absorbed and irritatingly stubborn. Even after being warned she is in danger as are people around her she continues to takes irresponsible actions. I actually like the female investigator much more smart. rational strong the true heroine and far more likeable.

  • Alex Perez
    2019-04-16 15:02

    "Trial by Fire" by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg is a great novel about an attorney,Stella Cataloni, tried for first degree murder. Stella was on the top of the world, convicting a wanted killer, but in an instant had all the weight of the world bearing on her.She battles trying to solve the old case of her parents death, but if she doesn't find the killer, the killer will find her.This book is highly recommended for an older audience.Rosenberg describes Stellas thoughts and her actions vividly in her choice of wording.

  • Teri Hand
    2019-03-20 15:03

    A lawyer who discovers what it's like to be on both sides of the law. This book was an easy read and kept this reader going in suspense until the ending. I was greatly disappointed with the way it ended and thought that it might have been tossed in there at the last minute just to finish the book. It's a legal thriller and not a bad one. Don't expect a fantastic ending, though.

  • Shannon Wyss
    2019-04-03 14:10

    I have a problem with mysteries in that i find things like the dialog completely unbelievable. No one actually talks like that! They're such scripted movie lines that it annoys me. And some of the stereotypical characters are similarly uncreative. That being said, i was engrossed in the plot and really wanted to find out what was going to happen.

  • Elyse
    2019-04-17 10:51

    A female attorney with a complex mystery to solve. I expected a new Perry O'Shaughnessy in terms of the writing style ~ and didn't quite find that.Even so, I enjoyed the book. Several twists and turns in the story, as well as a nice variety of characters. Almost put it down when the plot seemed sidetracked with her love interest, but glad that I stayed with it.

  • Tina
    2019-03-27 12:15

    Plot was nice but i thought that the author sort of put away some characters, too fast. I hoped for an epilogue at the end of the story to explain a bit about what happened to the characters afterward.

  • Kristin
    2019-03-28 11:18

    Decent really kept me intrigued and parts I could put down. Mystery/cop novel!

  • Bev(baglady)
    2019-03-20 15:10

    slow moving, I lost interest about halfway thru. characters are not even remotely interesting. finished it only because I always finish books I start.

  • Ajh
    2019-03-31 09:11

    Didn't finish

  • Mary Ann
    2019-04-13 08:16

    Set in Dallas and Houston this is bound to be enjoyed by the residents of Texas.

  • Andrew Carter
    2019-03-21 11:58

    Good story.

  • Jackie Simons
    2019-04-15 07:53

    Read 9/96

  • Loretta
    2019-04-05 13:50

    This is not my favorite style of writing. Probably will not get another book by this author. The story was intriguing, but the characters seemed undeveloped and not very likable at times.

  • Patti
    2019-04-17 14:05

    Another author discovered in Southern California at Newport Beach Library

  • J. Ewbank
    2019-03-31 08:11

    This was an interesting book by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg. It was a good read and i enjoyed the characters and the plot. J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'"

  • Diane Wachter
    2019-04-15 12:14

    HB-M @ 1996 8/97. A promising DA's career gets sidetracked when she is put on trial for starting a fire that killed her parents and disfigured her. Okay.

  • Cws
    2019-04-19 15:18

    M Ros

  • Amy
    2019-04-07 12:09

    It was ok, different from her other books, which I have enjoyed.

  • Jenny
    2019-03-28 09:52

    This book was so good! I was hooked within the first chapter, and there were a lot of excitimg twists. The last half of the book kept me up late because I didn't want to put it down.

  • Melissa
    2019-04-02 12:19

    I really like Nancy Taylor Rosenberg's style of writing. This book was fast-paced and interesting. I would recommend it.

  • Marianne
    2019-03-19 10:17

    First time with this author. Good story, though at times I was put off by the writers "drama" style. Once I really got into the book, I couldn't put it down.

  • Weebly
    2019-03-31 15:59

    Hubby read this book first, and her must have enjoyed it as he recommended it to me. This was a good murder mystery, which kept me guessing to the end!