The Verdict (Jon Roscoe Thriller #2) by James Patterson
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The Verdict

(Jon Roscoe Thriller #2)

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A woman violently attacked in her bed.

A billionaire businessman on trial at The Old Bailey.

As the world’s press gather outside London’s luxurious Tribeca hotel, can Jon Roscoe protect his own family from the terrifying consequences of the verdict?
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 22nd 2016 by BookShots
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Brenda
Ex-detective Jon Roscoe was head of security at London’s luxurious Tribeca Hotel and he thought he’d seen it all, until the day the persistent reporter tried to breach the grounds and enter the hotel. But once again, Roscoe evicted him, threatening him with police action if he showed his face again.

Roscoe and his team were protecting the billionaire businessman who was currently on trial at the Old Bailey for attempted murder. He and his long suffering wife of twenty years were in a suite of ap
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Matt
Oct 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bookshots
Patterson and Gold return for another joint writing assignment in the BookShot collection. Jon Roscoe remains head of Global Security for the Tribeca Luxury Hotel chain, anchoring himself at the glamorous London establishment. During a high-profile criminal trial, the hotel is housing the defendant, billionaire Harvey Rylands. Accused of attempting to murder his lover, Elegant Daniels, Rylands has done all he can to drag out alternate theories of the crime, while acting as though he is above rep ...more
Kate~Bibliophile Book Club
Really enjoyed this one too. As I said, Roscoe is a good character. Engaging, honest and reminiscent of an action movie hero, its hard not to enjoy reading about his escapades in these books. And that poor Tribeca Hotel is giving him serious trouble! These are addictive! Short, fast paced and laced with action. An easy read!
Teresa Crawford
Sep 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Since the Jon Roscoe series are Book Shots they are short and fast paced filled with tons of action.
Annette Chidzey
Apr 15, 2019 rated it liked it
This proved to be the ideal length to read on a plane flight to Darwin. Fast paced, interesting characters and plenty of action.
Quite an effective novella length story- perfect way to start a holiday.
Sophia
Jan 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
I liked the story and I thought it was wrapped up pretty well at the end. I only picked this up because I was waiting for another book that I had reserved at the library. I will continue to read more of Patterson's BookShots as they give me a break in between reading normal sized books, although I probably won't read another Jon Roscoe as I didn't really care for him as a character. The only problems I had with this book were the obvious symbols of London being included in the descriptions to hi ...more
Tazkatie
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Excellent.. Highly recommend
Sean Harding
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: patterson-james
Another of James Patterson's shorter novella's - meaning even less character development than usual. This is also the second in a series about a geezer named Jon Roscoe, although the term series is pretty loose, because he is fairly superfluous to the plot, and you learn basically nothing about him, so it could have been anyone really - but anyways - typical non-sensical twists and turns and unbelievable conclusions where it all neatly resolves make this another poor Patterson and the continued ...more
mrsljgibbs
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Yet again another brilliant Bookshot read, I thoroughly enjoyed it! I love these short stories especially when I’m not sure what to read next.
This book is the second in the Jon Roscoe thrillers trilogy and now I can’t wait to read the last book in the series.
Jon Roscoe is Head of Security for the very rich and famous Tribeca chain of hotels and is stationed at the luxurious London branch.
A billionaire businessmen is on trial at the Old Bailey and just what is the connection between him and the
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Paul
Did the writer write this in America?

Considering the title hardly any is actually in the Court. James over here where the book is taken is a Court,not Courthouse! Very irritating to see such mistakes, oh we say Car Park,and first half of the book you kept saying apartment,Omg the word is Flat,next time stay in a good hotel,go for a drink,don't go to posh Restaurants, more ,when we see a film we go to the Cinema. Hoping book 3 will be better. Shame it ended that way.
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Jeroen
Mar 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller, fiction
An interesting follow-up to The Hostage. Jon Roscoe gets involved in a trial case due to the fact that the suspect and his wife stay in the hotel for which he is the head of security. His 'aunt' is a member of the Jury, which is a bit too coincidental but a plot device needed to provide insight into what happens during the trial. A nice thriller with a good twist and a satisfying ending. ...more
Andrew Chidzey
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a different experience for me - I wouldn't call this a novella nor would I call it a short story - perhaps somewhere in between. This had all the hallmarks of Patterson's typical writing: short chapters, page turning and a twist I didn't see coming. A great little book to read within a day or on a plane journey. Hopefully I can read some more of these in future. ...more
Shubham
May 06, 2019 rated it liked it
A fast paced mystery thriller that is engaging at first but by the end becomes predictable. Although it has been written in apt language and not over the top description, it does put out a smile on your face (the one that you get when you figure out something and feel like Sherlock Holmes).
Read it. You'll enjoy it.
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Andrew Maginnes
Dec 28, 2019 rated it did not like it
I enjoyed the first book in this series, however, I just couldn't get into this one. The story just didn't grip me, I expected more because it is a book shot, but I found the pace to slow. I don't think you will be missing anything by skipping this short story and going straight to the third in the series. Extremely disappointing. ...more
Connor's Library  Corner
Jul 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
What's this book is not a direct sequel to The hostage I do feels as an excellent book featuring the character Jon Roscoe.

I really enjoyed that we got to learn more about Roscoe's personal life including that he had children.
The actual narrative itself was very interesting as well but not to draw now I think this was the perfect length for me.
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Christie
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Not the best bookshot that I have read but I did enjoy it. I found I didn't get a connection with the characters like I do with other books. I like the quickness of the action in the bookshot and think it would have been drawn out too long had it been a regular novel. ...more
T.A.
Oct 02, 2021 rated it liked it
A good read, although I a, confused why a character who despised a cop who was dirty in the last book is suddenly extremely violent to several other characters without even trying a different resolution.
Angela Owens
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, crime, legal
Love his "Quick Shots" books!! Excellent and fast!! ...more
Josie
Jun 26, 2017 rated it did not like it
Found this book so boring, really struggled to get into it.
Tracey Honeyman
Apr 04, 2018 rated it did not like it
I usually like James Patterson books be that a full novel or a bookshelf but this was just boring, same old tale which just felt stretched out to fill the amount of pages required.
Harrison
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good short story if anyone's interested
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Joy
Jun 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok read but was missing more storyline. I understand it’s a book shot and is supposed to be short, but the end needed more depth to it.
Heidi Fox
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great short story with a twist
Rebecca Plumb
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
10 out of 10

Really good book would recommend to anyone that loves James Patterson books or would like to start reading his books
Nicola
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed reading this one had me keep reading on to find out what happens next .
Angel Cooper
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
the attacker was predictable from the beginning but still a good story
William Richardson
Another book short thriller by James Patterson. fast Paced, good plot and characters. A quick read when you need a change of pace.
Awortwi Dzimah
Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A roller-coaster entertainer. Was a good filter for my mind after all the non-fiction binge reading.
Emma
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Ben Twoonezero
Mar 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Ok but a bit superficial.
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James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller. He has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today, with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series. He has sold over 380 million books wo
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