• Damaging Evidence

  • A Novel
  • By: Al Macy
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (276 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Attorney Garrett Goodlove never thought he'd prosecute a medical malpractice case. Doctors swear an oath to help people, and those cases are usually honest mistakes blown up by ambulance chasers.

But when he learns of a woman bodybuilder who went into the ER with a case of heartburn and came out in a wheelchair, he starts paying attention. It appears the doctor who saw her frequently orders open-heart surgery for patients who don't need it, sometimes leading to disability or death. And the doc knows exactly what he's doing. Garrett is convinced: The surgeon must be stopped.

Teaming up with his daughter, a new law school graduate, Garrett must clear the reputation of their prime witness while battling the doctor's team of elite attorneys who are always one step ahead. The expenses are adding up, but it's too late to back out.

If he doesn't prevail, not only will the surgeon continue harming patients to line his pockets, but Goodlove's law firm will be forced into bankruptcy.

©2020 Alan Macy (P)2020 Alan Macy

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Excellent plot with outstanding narration!

DAMAGING EVIDENCE by Al Macy (Book 3 in the Garrett Goodlove legal thriller series) finds Goodlove's law firm working on a contingency fee lawsuit case rather than his typical criminal case. This one is about medical malpractice with the defendant being an overly confident cardiac specialist who caused a stroke in a female athlete by performing an unnecessary procedure.

This novel/series demonstrates the advantage of a series with the same protagonist and repeating characters in more completely developing characters.

Damaging Evidence is an excellent novel. The narration by Nick Sullivan is stellar. Sullivan is not only a great narrator but also a novelist of his three novel (so far) The Deep series which is set in the Caribbean.

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Great legal thriller

Nice to listen to a legal thriller with interesting characters and fun dialogue (clean). Will read author's other two books. Great story. Make you listen to the author's notes at the end.

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Great story!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The story, the law & procedure, and the drama is spot on! Way to go, Al and Nick!

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Superb

Really exceptional both writing and reading. I learned a bit about the law as well as courtroom procedures The reading was really excellent. I could hardly believe how the reader changed his voice to represent various characters. Very skillful

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Superb

Lawyers will like the courtroom dialogue. Great characters and entertaining performance. Just the right touch of humor.

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Mr. Macy hits the mark again!

This is the third book in the Goodlove series, but works well as a stand alone.

Mr.Macy outlines each character's background well enough that the listener won't feel like they missed anything by not listening to the other books.

The theme here, is a nerve rattling one. We are all at the mercy of the ones who profess to be professionals and we never know when we will cross one that can't be trusted and will abuse the authority and power they have in our lives.

For ones who listened to the past stories, all the characters are back and in grand shape! A few changes, pleasing and interesting changes! The characters are being fleshed out and developing into people I will always want to be invested in every time Mr. Macy drops another book.

I am already looking forward to the next book in this series! I binge listened this one today.
Bit of an irony, I listened to a book about malpractice, to avoid the news about the nightmare virus!!

There's a couple of "WHOA!! Didn't see that coming" twists! One had me saying "WHAT?" out loud and spooking my husband!!

Nick Sullivan, as before, voices each character with a solid distinction that makes it easy to know who is speaking.

Attorney Garrett Goodlove is a breathe of fresh air in the legal genre. There's not another one in print out there like Garrett.
Mr Macy writes Garrett with a quirky, sometimes corny, sometimes punny sense of humor, at time just a little racy, but always tasteful and chuckle worthy, even if it does start with a groan.

His P.I. Luella gives him a run for his money in jokes and grit. She's the perfect balance to Garrett's character.

Garrett's twin sister is deaf (from birth) and the realtionship is written in such a manner you can feel and empathize with the connection they have as siblings and more so as twins. The skill Mr. Macy uses to weave the use of American sign language (A.S.L.) into the written word has amazed me from the first book I listened to. It's one of the things that got me hooked on the series.

The topic of chronic depression is handled deftly. It's discussed in a manner of gravity but not preachy.

Even tho it is a medical theme, it's a good way to get away from the news of the day, get lost for a little while and forget we are all sheltering in place and jumping and wanting a Silkwood shower every time ---we--- or someone---- near us sneezes or coughs!!


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Riveting believable story

This is a very good and informative book that holds your attention. Although it is fiction the basis of the story is unfortunately true, too many unnecessary and sometimes deadly surgeries in the USA. Good Job AL, looking forward to completing the series.

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easy listen, great story

So nice to come across a book that i could not quit listening to. The narrator was really good and the story kept my interest.

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Only for Undiscriminating Readers of Legal Fiction

The subject of this book, a doctor who performs unnecessary procedures, is a good one, although hardly novel. However, as a retired lawyer, I find that the supposedly smart plaintiffs' lawyers make stupid mistakes that are simply unbelievable, including regarding so-called "smoking gun" evidence. In a major malpractice case, each side would take the depositions of all material witnesses identified by the other side. This eliminates most surprise testimony. That was apparently not the case here. Also, two characters are stereotypes, which I found offensive. I won't disclose the outcome, but if I did I would point out that there are real world important issues that the author fails to address.

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  • Judi G
  • 05-21-20

light entertainment

I enjoyed listening to the book. it wasn't the most compelling story, but it kept me listening. I liked the characters.

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  • Chris Wells
  • 04-28-20

Legal Thrillers Don’t Come Any Better!

Al Macy has done it again with another superb novel in his series featuring Garrett Goodlove and Jen Shek. All the usual characters are back and this time the two talented lawyers are joined by new partner Nicole, who is newly qualified and Garrett's daughter. Nicole's first act to bring the firm a medical malpractice case, something they have usually shied away from. Al Macy writes with such confidence and skill that this story is very believable. His knowledge of the legal aspects that feature in the story is impressive and, naturally, adds to the story. The author's writing talent is evident on every page and he knows how to weave a compelling complex legal thriller as well as including some moments of humour. I’ve enjoyed each of his Goodlove and Shek stories and each is as good as the next. Here’s hoping Al Macy continues to write many many more of these fantastic stories.
Nick Sullivan returns to provide his first class narration to this latest instalment. His delivery is both smooth, confident and clear bringing another layer to the story. Each character is brought to life with distinctive voices while avoiding the pitfall of falling into caricature. Rarely have I heard audio-books delivered this well and never better. Highly recommended.

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  • Judith
  • 04-27-20

A good legal romp!

This is my second Al Macy book and I enjoyed the narrative and the characters involved. I thought that the court room scenes were well crafted apart from the idea that he would hand over a vital cross examination to a newly qualified lawyer. The subterfuge was easy to guess but enjoyable none the less I’m unsure about this narrator though as I found some voices very nasally.