The Innocence Game

The Innocence Game From Michael Harvey Chicago s best known crime writer and author of the popular Michael Kelly series comes something different a leap forward into a dark world where the lines between innocence and

  • Title: The Innocence Game
  • Author: MichaelHarvey
  • ISBN: 9780307961259
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From Michael Harvey, Chicago s best known crime writer and author of the popular Michael Kelly series, comes something different a leap forward into a dark world where the lines between innocence and guilt disappear altogether They re young, brilliant, beautiful and na ve enough to believe they can make a difference For three graduate students, the exclusive innocFrom Michael Harvey, Chicago s best known crime writer and author of the popular Michael Kelly series, comes something different a leap forward into a dark world where the lines between innocence and guilt disappear altogether They re young, brilliant, beautiful and na ve enough to believe they can make a difference For three graduate students, the exclusive innocence seminar at the nation s most esteemed journalism school is supposed to teach them how to free the falsely accused from prison Little do they know the most important lesson they ll learn is how to stay alive The first day of class for Ian Joyce and Sarah Gold starts like any other, until a fellow student, Jake Havens, pulls a wrinkled envelope from his backpack Inside is a bloodstained scrap of shirt from a boy murdered fourteen years ago and an anonymous note taking credit for the killing The only problem is the alleged murderer is already dead Suddenly, the class has a new assignment find the real killer As the case unfolds, the bodies and questions begin to pile up Why are innocent men being framed Who s been getting away with murder Drawn into a web of deceit and corruption, the students realize they, too, are being hunted Ian, Sarah, and Jake are smart but are they smart enough to stay alive From Northwestern s idyllic campus, to the grittiest corners of Chicago, to the frigid depths of Lake Michigan, The Innocence Game is irresistible, harrowing suspense from a writer at the top of his form.
    The Innocence Game by Michael Harvey The Innocence Game is slightly different than his usual fare, straying into the legal territory of John Grisham and Mark Gimenez in this highly enjoyable stand alone With the interplay between the three central characters a small group of intuitive and ambitious legal students, tasked with The Innocence Game Vintage Crime Black Lizard Apr , Author Michael Harvey is a member of the Medill faculty Although he insists that the program he describes in his novel, The Innocence Game, bears no resemblance to the real world Justice Project, he was clearly inspired by its work In The Innocence Game, Harvey displays a firm command of the techniques of mystery and suspense fiction. The Innocence Game by Michael Harvey, Paperback Barnes Apr , Harvey takes us into the dark underworld where guilt and innocence aren t just debated in the courtroom the losers lose big, and winners manage to simply survive Complex, twisting plot, loaded with well staged surprises, great summer read. The Innocence Game Michael Harvey Books Michael Harvey s wire taut thriller, THE INNOCENCE GAME, begins in an ordinary classroom at Northwestern s renowned journalism school but quickly spirals into the grittiest reaches of Chicago crime. The Innocence Game by Michael Harvey About The Innocence Game A cold case is about to do supernova and three students will learn the price of innocence At Northwestern s renowned journalism school, Ian Joyce has been invited to participate in a prestigious seminar that investigates wrongful convictions and forgotten cases. The Innocence Game eBook Harvey, Michael Author Michael Harvey is a member of the Medill faculty Although he insists that the program he describes in his novel, The Innocence Game, bears no resemblance to the real world Justice Project, he was clearly inspired by its work In The Innocence Game, Harvey displays a firm command of the techniques of mystery and suspense fiction. A Plague Tale Innocence Game PS PlayStation Get A Plague Tale Innocence, Action,Adventure game for PS console from the official PlayStation website Explore A Plague Tale Innocence game detail, demo, images, videos, reviews Follow the grim tale of Amicia and her little brother Hugo, in a heartrending journey through the darkest hours of history. A Plague Tale Innocence A Plague Tale Innocence on Steam About This Game Follow the grim tale of young Amicia and her little brother Hugo, in a heartrending journey through the darkest hours of history Hunted by Inquisition soldiers and surrounded by unstoppable swarms of rats, Amicia and Hugo will come to know and trust each other.

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    1. Michael is the best selling author of seven crime novels, The Chicago Way, The Fifth Floor, The Third Rail, We All Fall Down, The Innocence Game, The Governor s Wife and Brighton, scheduled for release in June of 2016 Film rights to Brighton, a stand alone thriller set in Michael s hometown of Boston, were recently optioned by Graham King, producer of The Departed and The Town Michael is also an investigative reporter, documentary producer and co creator, producer and executive producer of AE s groundbreaking forensic series, Cold Case Files Michael s investigative journalism and documentary work has won multiple news Emmys and CableACE awards, numerous national and international film festival awards, a CINE Golden Eagle, two Prime Time Emmy nominations, as well as an Academy Award nomination Michael was also selected by the Chicago Tribune as Chicagoan of the Year in Literature for 2011.Michael holds a bachelors degree, magna cum laude with honors, in classical languages from Holy Cross College, a law degree with honors from Duke University and a masters degree in journalism from Northwestern University Michael is currently an adjunct professor at Northwestern s Medill School of Journalism Michael was born in Boston and lives in Chicago.

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    1. I like Michael Harvey for the Chicago setting The Innocence Game is a quick, entertaining read without the violence of his others There are some leaps made in the plot that I didn t quite follow, still highly recommended.


    2. this is well beyond 5 stars, I have to thank Mark Soone for recommending it to me The name is perfect and it is about a course for undergrads that take a course of unsolved crimes and whether you can find evidence to see if the person is really guilty or not.With 3 individuals and very different who took the course for a different reason I have to say that Michael Harvey had me on my feet guessing who was causing the horrific scenes that kept on bringing the cops to the scene.Who do you really t [...]


    3. This was an enjoyable if not spectacular mystery thriller, and my first Michael Harvey novel It opens with three bright students at Northwestern s Medill School of Journalism joining an innocence seminar designed to uncover cases of wrongful conviction Normally, the students would dig through old case files and choose one, but in this case, one of the students, former law student Jake Havens, shows up with a case of his own a mysterious message in an envelope that also contained a swatch of bloo [...]


    4. This is my first introduction to Chicago author, Michael Harvey And I am thoroughly impressed Harvey nails the setting and gives both Chicago and Evanston an authentic edge And it adds a thrill to this Chicagoan to see places like Tommy Nevin s, Mustard s Last Stand and The Spice House make cameo appearances characters Michael Kelly and Vince Rodriguez from Harvey s Michael Kelly series also make appearances, though this is a standalone novel It also adds a certain eeriness to have places so clo [...]


    5. I thought The Chicago Way was tough and taut, ample echoes of Raymond Chandler and James M Cain Five stars I happen to like clipped, terse dialogue I liked private investigator Michael Kelly, the former cop The story was swift and punchy I didn t quite slip into The Innocence Game as easily The basic set up is terrific The Innocence Game follows an erstwhile group of journalists assembled to look into cases where the justice system might not have done its job The setting is Chicago The three stu [...]


    6. Prefacing my review with the fact that I was expecting to read a different book Perhaps I should have started with the author acknowledgment that said that the events of this book are nothing like what happens in Medill s exoneration investigations The book starts somewhat on this track and while things take a turn for the dramatic fairly quickly at some point the whole thing goes off the rails with a serious of rapid plot twists big reveals.POSSIBLE SPOILER I thought it was also in poor taste t [...]


    7. 3.5 I didn t enjoy this one as much as I did his Michael Kelly thrillers though Kelly does make an appearance here , but the writing is so fast paced and tersely propulsive while still maintaining a nice hard boiled flavor and there is a genuinely surprising twist at the end.


    8. My Medill College friends should enjoy this mystery, which features three journalism students investigating old murder cases to try to find people who have been wrongfully convicted.I loved the details about the campus down to Mustard s Last Stand and the Evanston area But I didn t thiunk the ending was up to Harvey s usual level of cleverness.


    9. For those readers who are used to the Michael Kelly series that this author is famous for, this new stand alone novel is a definite change of pace.Featuring three students attending Medill School of Journalism Northwestern University readers find themselves engrossed with the trio of highly intelligent graduate students who are attending a summer course there The course is than interesting as it focuses on cold cases the deaths of young people , that were put into filing cabinets and basically [...]


    10. Three graduate students, Ian, Jack and Sarah, were tasked with a class assignment of finding the real killer for a murder committed 14 years ago when an anonymous note took credit for the killing after the convicted murderer was already dead The three of them followed up with investigations which brought them unwittingly into situations which were certainly than what they bargained for The plot comes with the usual twists and turns, most of which cannot be foreseen As a mystery and suspense thr [...]


    11. This is a book I discovered while reading the Poisoned Pen s newsletter The book follows three students in a summer class that reviews old criminal cases looking for evidence of innocence on convicted cases I have always been fascinated with groups who try to aid people and overturn wrongful convictions The pace of the book was very quick and I read the book in two nights Michael Harvey developed strong characters and depicted a engrossing story I really felt close to the narrator of the story, [...]


    12. I picked this one up because of the Northwestern University setting Three Medill graduate students are in the Innocence Project seminar, where they seek to expose wrongful convictions The case they choose drags them into a world of corruption and danger.The pacing of this book is fantastic It goes down like an icy margarita on a hot evening Chapters are short and end in little cliff hangers It would be great for a plane ride or a day at the beach.But there are a whole bunch of lucky coincidences [...]


    13. I picked this book when I was looking for a fast and easy read, something I didn t need to focus on too much The Innocence Game was perfect for this The plot moves along quickly as the three main characters, who are part of an innocence seminar , open up old cases of murders Harvey provides just enough insight into the past crimes so that you know what s going on I enjoyed this one, there were enough twists and turns to keep me guessing without feeling lost I could have done with some deeper cha [...]


    14. I have enjoyed all the Michael Harvey hard nosed private eye books This book does not include his usual PI character but it is an attention grabbing story about a few ambitious college students who get involved in a some cold case murder investigations as part of their seminar.


    15. Oh yeah, will be reading of Michael Harvey Three students at Northwestern University are taking an innocence seminar and things start happening right off the bat The three bond and get involved in amateur detecting and immediately run into road blocks Like the characters, and of course the location, Evanston, just north of Chicago, and the plot keeps making you wonder and turn the page, my kind of book.


    16. This was a good summer book I finished it in two days worth of reading so it isn t a long book, but it has a very nice pacing I am glad that Harvey was able to move past what was a lackluster third and fourth Michael Kelly effort to this book I thought the premise was solid and everything ended up being tied up in a good way that while not unexpected, it kept me wanting to turn the page.


    17. Michael Harvey keeps improving with every book he writes This was a thriller that twisted and turned, and I never aniticipated the ending Of course I also love that his books are set in Chicago, the greatest city Highly recommended.



    18. I really enjoyed this book It had enough complexity to make it interesting without being so complex that you need a glossary to figure out the storyline.




    19. Quick, easy read Fiction based on Northwestern University s Medill School of Journalism s Innocence Project.


    20. Another great one from local author, Michael Harvey At first I was a bit disappointed that it isn t a Michael Kelly story, but the surprises Had trouble putting this one down.


    21. I ve now read four of Michael Harvey s books I really enjoyed Brighton, which is set in the neighborhood that I live in And I ve also enjoyed getting to know Chicago in his other books But this is the last I am reading view spoiler at first I gave him the benefit of the doubt when the main female characters of two of his novels were the victims of sexual violence, but it happens in literally every one of the Chicago novels I have read and it is pretty much always just to give the male characters [...]


    22. I only gave it 4 stars because this has been the only murder mystery book I ve read so far and I was not disappointed by Harvey s easy writing and plot twists I could easily give this 5, but I have nothing to compare it to and I want to see if there is another one of Harvey s that can get me sitting on the edge of the chair That being sad, this was so easy to read and really exciting as well I partially had a suspicion how it would end, but then Harvey wrote in another plot twist I didn t quite [...]


    23. closer to a 4.5, not quite a 5t quite sure how Harvey comes up with such incredible stories i d say his only peer in this is Keigo Higashino not that there couldn t be others, just what i think pitch perfect and gripping, in that way only a great story can make you forget it s fiction liked the connection with his Michael Kelly books simple, intense style, characters you care about, be they good or evil, or somewhere in the middle


    24. As the elder generation of great American crime novelists gives up the ghost, or retires from the scene any chance you have another Matt Scudder novel in you, Lawrence Block , Michael Harvey gives aficionados of the form some hope This is a first rate, stone whodunit, destined, I would hope, to become a classic of the genre Very highly recommended.


    25. Stunning unreliable narrator twist not sure that s how it should be done, but it was certainly effective Couldn t help liking and trusting Jake straight off Didn t foresee the Z twist.


    26. Hard to start, but the story took off and was very exciting I ended up liking this mystery thriller even though it took me 2 times to start it.



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