Senate aide Veronica Cooper was found in a secret Senate office beneath the Capitol building, on Senator Todd Glancy's favorite couch, blood pouring from the knife wound in her throat. The young woman's death comes on the heels of the release of a sordid videotape depicting her and Senator Glancy in compromising positions.
With the senator's reputation in tatters, the evidence against him as a sexual predator and possibly a killer mounts. By the time a nationally televised murder trial begins, Kincaid and his team know theyre facing the challenge of a lifetime. According to public opinion, and even in Kincaid's most private thoughts, Glancy is one more politician who cannot admit his own culpability.
Meanwhile another trial is taking place on the mean streets of D.C., as Kincaid's investigator pursues a young woman who was a friend of Veronica Cooper's, plunging Kincaid into a bizarre world of Goths, sadomasochists, and a community of self-proclaimed vampires. Somewhere in this violent underworld lies the secret behind Veronica Cooper's demise . . . and the crux of Senator Glancy's innocence or guilt.
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"[A] somewhat predictable 14th thriller." - Publishers Weekly.
"The author shakes up this long-running series by taking his lead character, attorney Ben Kincaid, out of his familiar Oklahoma surroundings and sending him to Washington, D.C." - Booklist.
"While it's probably true that court-lit still has a heartbeat, this case may cause you to wonder. " - Kirkus Reviews.
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William Berhardt had his first novel published (by Ballantine, a division of Random House) when he was thirty-one. That year his first son, Harry, was born in August, and his first book, Primary Justice, was born in December. The book, introducing lawyer Ben Kincaid, surprised everyone. The follow-up, Blind Justice, did even better. He has been writing ever since. Bernhardt has written more than twenty novels, edited two anthologies, done two books for children, and published numerous stories, essays, puzzles, and poems. He has three children now.
Bernhardt also enjoys teaching, which has led to the William Bernhardt Writing Programs and The Fundamentals of Fiction DVDs, as well as many speaking and teaching engagements throughout the years. His interest in mentoring aspiring writers led ...
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