Synopses & Reviews
When faced with the choice of saving your own life or the life of the person you love the most, how do you choose?
Sara Tote, a Manhattan assistant D.A. is very much in love with her defense attorney husband, Jared, but is on the verge of losing her job. So her colleagues coerce her into taking a case marked for the star prosecutor in hopes of securing her future at the D.A's office. But the case is far more complicated--and deadly--than it first appears. Sara receives a threat: Win the case, or Jared will be killed. And it gets worse. Jared is strong-armed into defending the prime suspect, and he too is instructed to win at all costs or risk Sara's death. In court and at home, husband and wife go head-to-head while harboring the terrible secret of their motives. In a battle of rollercoaster emotions and painful betrayals, Jared and Sara must face the unthinkable truth: No matter who wins, the other dies.
—San Francisco Chronicle
“Meltzer has come up with a gem of a plot….It breezes along in high gear….[A] highly recommended suspenser.”
Dead Even, the second electrifying thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer (The Tenth Justice) poses the blood-chilling question: How far would you go to save the one you love? Meltzer, who occupies an honored place among the top names in the thriller profession—the legal thriller and Washington D.C. intrigue specialists (Grisham, Baldacci, Martini, Turow, Lescroart) as well as Patterson, Kellerman, Deaver, and other masters of mainstream suspense—comes back strong with Dead Even, as adversarial husband and wife lawyers battle in the courtroom, each knowing that the others very life depends on the verdict.
About the Author
Brad Meltzer is the number one New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and six other bestselling thrillers. He is also the host of the TV show Brad Meltzer's Decoded on the History Channel. He lives in Florida with his wife and three children. His sons prefer the book Heroes for My Son. His daughter prefers this one.