Wednesday, June 2, 2010

"Bodily Harm"

Robert Dugoni has practiced as a civil litigator in San Francisco and Seattle for seventeen years. In 1999 he left the full-time practice of law to write, and is a two-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a degree in journalism and worked as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times before obtaining his doctorate of jurisprudence from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law.

His fourth novel--and third in the David Sloane series--is Bodily Harm, which was released by Touchstone Books last month.

He applied the Page 69 Test to Bodily Harm and reported the following:
Actually page 69 has much to do with the book. David Sloane has traveled to central Washington to investigate the death of a young boy, suspecting that the death could be related to a prototype of a toy. Sloane is talking to the attorney who represented the boy and settled the case in confidence without even filing suit, which begs the question – why would a toy company settle a case for a toy that they are about to put on the market unless they knew there was something dangerous about the toy? And from there Sloane is off and running, sensing a conspiracy to hide the truth about a toy that could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars … and potentially deadly.
Learn more about the author and his work at Robert Dugoni's website and blog.

The Page 69 Test: Wrongful Death.

Check out the complete list of books in the Page 69 Test Series.

--Marshal Zeringue