Synopses & Reviews
From the author of "Suffering Fools" comes this legal thriller in which maverick lawyers Terry Tallach and Zack Wilson reunite to investigate a supposedly closed, 20-year-old murder case. Original.
"Gaffney's latest installment in the exploits of defense attorneys Zach Wilson and Terry Tallach manages to make good on the promise of its explosive opening no small task, as page one finds Zach with mere seconds to save a crowded courtroom including his seven-year-old son from the scattered shots of a raving gunman. As time ticks down in short snippets, lengthy flashbacks depict the hunt for a newly resurfaced serial killer thought imprisoned decades ago. While Zach and partner Terry investigate the convict originally held responsible for the crimes, a former suspect and his daughter cope with the media spotlight, retrained on them following the new round of killings, and what may be the watchful gaze of the killer himself. Despite some bland dialogue and generic, B-movie-ready characters wise-cracking buddy lawyers, a riddling serial killer, an enigmatic crime boss Gaffney jerks the plot in enough different directions to keep readers alert and entertained. In addition, Gaffney's dry wit and willingness to make light of his more absurd plot twists keep this over-the-top stunner afloat when it threatens to capsize. The legal thriller equivalent of a James Bond flick, this guilty pleasure is best enjoyed with the more discerning half of the brain turned off and the adrenaline turned all the way up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
About the Author
Ed Gaffney took ten years of work as a criminal lawyer, added an overactive imagination, and came up with a new career as a novelist. This has led to an unexpected number of requests from his softball teammates to appear with Terry and Zack in future books. Ed lives west of Boston with his wife, New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann, their two children, and their anxious, but ever-loyal dogs, Sugar and Spice. He is the author of Premeditated Murder and Suffering Fools, both featuring Zack Walker and Terry Tallach, and is currently at work on his next legal thriller.