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ISBN:034537536X
Author: William Diehl
ISBN13: 978-0345375360
Title: Show of Evil (Vail Stampler)
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Language: English
Category: Mystery
Publisher: Ballantine Books (May 1, 1996)

Show of Evil (Vail Stampler) by William Diehl



William Diehl added enough information from the previous book that I didn't get lost in the plot or the conversations. I also like how the lawyers were working on multiple cases. That made the story seem more realistic. When Vail went to Daisy and felt that cold evil thing going on, I was like, "STAMPLER IS BACK, BITCHESSSSS". And he's met by Raymond Vulpes. Funny name but still genius. William Diehl knows how to write great mystery thrillers. I highly recommend Show of Evil, which is a sequel to Primal Fear. If you haven't read either, read Primal Fear first.

Only 6 left in stock (more on the way). Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). This book was written to satisfy middle-aged homemakers with a flair for sexy intrigue. Maybe Diehl thought he could get a movie deal out of this one, too. Not likely. If you want a serious, well thought out crime book, look elsewhere.

About book: Inhoud:"Enkele meters naast de wieg ligt het verminkte lijk van Linda Balfout vormeloos tegen de muur. Haar mond staat wijd open, haar gebroken ogen staren nietsziend in de verte en ze ligt in een langzaam groter wordende plas bloed". Wanneer de politie het gruwelijk toegetakelde lijk van Linda Balfour vindt, voelt Martin Vail, de officier van Justitie in Chicago, dat zijn nekharen overeind gaan staan. op het achterhoofd van Linda zijn bloedige tekens gekerfd. It's interesting to see where Diehl takes Martin Vail, the attorney and main character from the first book. If you've read Primal Fear, then you have to read Show of Evil.

In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt. But, being season'd with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil? - the merchant of venice, act 3, scene 2. Prologue. I'll ring you from the ca. And he hung up. Vail verbally assaulted the phone for half a minute, then turned on the night light so he would not fall back to sleep. He stretched, kicked off the covers, and lay flat on his back in the cold room, arms outstretched, until he was fully awake. Four-twenty in the damn morning.

The same Aaron Stampler whom defense attorney Martin Vail saved from the electric chair. Now Vail is Chicago's chief prosecutor, facing the nightmare of his life. If Stampler has been locked away in a high-security institution for the past ten years, how could he have killed Linda Balfour? Then another altar boy turns up dead with a similar inscription in blood on the back of his head. Show of Evil - William Diehl.

William Diehl is the author of the bestselling Sharky’s Machine, Thai Horse, Hooligans, Chameleon, The Hunt (formerly titled 27), and the three Martin Vail novels: Primal Fear, Show of Evil, and Reign in Hell. He lives in Woodstock, Georgia, with his wife, Emmy Award winner Virginia Gunn. William Diehl’s novels PRIMAL FEAR, SHOW OF EVIL, and REIGN IN HELL chronicle the conflict between attorney Martin Vail and the unrepentant sociopath Aaron Stampler. The saga begins with Vail defending the young Stampler in the murder trail of a distinguished Chicago Archbishop. I had been selling the first book in the series (PRIMAL FEAR) for some months when a fellow sales rep urged me to read it with the cryptic remark: "The last line of the book will blow you away!"

Show of Evil (Vail/Stampler Material Type. Show of Evil (Vail/Stampler Author(S). Published May 1st 1996 by Ballantine Books (first published 1995). Physical Description.

Now, Vail is convinced that Stampler's multiple personalities are a hoax. His psychiatrist, though, judges the inmate cured and releases him- -allowing Stampler to go after everyone who helped put him away. While developments after Stampler's release can be predictable, Diehl usually keeps readers off-balance and wondering. But the hero-worship shtick Vail's associates direct at him gets lly after the twelfth time

Used availability for William Diehl's Show Of Evil. July 1995 : UK Hardback. April 2016 : UK Paperback.

It begins with a shocking, unsolved murder. In small town in southern Illinois, the butchered body of Linda Balfour--with a cryptic code printed in blood on the back of her head--forges a gruesome link to the brutal murder of Bishop Rushman, the beloved Chicago clergyman who had been dismembered years before by the angelic-looking altar boy, Aaron Stampler. The same Aaron Stampler whom defense attorney Martin Vail saved from the electric chair...Now Vail is Chicago's chief prosecutor, facing the nightmare of his life. If Stampler has been locked away in a high-security institution for the past ten years, how could he have killed Linda Balfour? Then another altar boy turns up dead with a similar inscription in blood on the back of his head. If Aaron Stampler isn't committing these killings, who is? Martin Vail's career--maybe even his life--hangs on the answer...
Reviews: 7
wanderpool
To sum it up: Ineffectual.

First off, let me state that ENTIRE PAGES are nearly copy/pasted from Primal Fear. Okay, I get it, if the reader hasn't read Fear yet, some groundwork needs to be laid. Fine, but I've already read Primal Fear, I don't want to have to read half of it again. Literally, I was able to skip page after page as he reintroduced the characters. Diehl even went so far as to put in italics entire transcriptions from the first trial in Primal Fear. It wasn't necessary and it cheapened the novel even more than the rest of its problems:

Everything about Diehl's writing is ineffectual. The zany slang that these characters have is absurd. Vail speaks in a professional demeanor and doesn't have such slang like "Y'ah, ain't, m'see" and so on.

However, nearly every other character does. Just because one is not a lawyer doesn't mean they instantly talk like a redneck or never attended high school. No ranking cop or forensic specialist is going to talk in some southern drawl to a suspect. Even in the South. Which they aren't. This is supposedly mid-upper-class Chicago. Act like it. Also, it's cliche-city. The book, not Chicago.

There are lovemaking and flirting scenes that just don't belong in this book. This is supposedly a serious crime thriller, and just for whim, we have to read about sex. I'm not against it, it just doesn't fit or belong in this book. I actually threw the book on the floor when Vail and Venable hooked up. Only after three days of ignoring the book and skipping the four page love scene did I continue reading it.

The ending is absurd. Not to give it away, but it belongs in Hollywood. Speaking of which, this novel is a joke compared to Primal Fear the book and Primal Fear the movie. PF had similar problems, but was still a decent read. SoE throws out everything decent from PF and compounds all the nonsense from PF.

This book was written to satisfy middle-aged homemakers with a flair for sexy intrigue. Maybe Diehl thought he could get a movie deal out of this one, too. Not likely. If you want a serious, well thought out crime book, look elsewhere.

Don't buy it. Don't get it from the library. Don't read it. I'm telling you. You'll regret it.
Braswyn
William Diehl is an excellent story writer!!! With the return of Aaron Stampler, from "Primal Fear", the book is full of suspense & action with a little love interest thrown in.
Fearlesshunter
Hmmm this was a doozy... Unlike primal fear but just as good, the same people are not in this one but more are brought in!!! This was a page turning thriller and was totally believable I do not like when I'm reading and I'm like "WHAT, NO WAY CAN NOT HAPPEN" but this was a good story! Finishing up the series now...
Ylonean
Loved this book!
funike
I had read book #1 in the series and found #3 at a book sale, so I read it also. Then I HAD to order book #2 because I wanted the middle of the story. It did not disappoint me. I plan to read other books by this author from now on.
Quphagie
Continued the timeline of characters introduced in Primal Fear.
Quendant
ok
i was looking for it for a long ttime finally jumped into Amazon and here You go I enjoy reading and now listening to W Diehl