Seeking a high-profile case to further her legal career, attorney Laura Tobias sets out to clear a man she believes was wrongfully convicted of murder ten years before. She's the last hope for inmate Eddie Nash, who is serving life without parole at the infamous Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York. But Laura's good intentions don't go unpunished. After uncovering evidence that Eddie was framed by the police, strange things start to happen to her. Are the police out to stop her from exposing their corruption? Is the real killer still out there, seeking to keep her from re-opening the investigation? With a new trial looming, Laura must discover the truth before she becomes the next victim. This riveting page-turner pits an ambitious young lawyer against those sworn to serve and protect, and a ruthless killer determined to keep his identity a secret at all costs.
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About the Author
Rick Bowers is an award-winning author and journalist specializing in the quest for social justice and equal rights. He has appeared on a wide range of media outlets, including PBS, NPR, CBS, the History Channel and Discovery Network. Bowers has authored two non-fiction books, penned an award-winning PBS documentary and is working on related film projects in Los Angeles. His book Spies of Mississippi (National Geographic, 2010) exposed the secret, state-run spy network dedicated to preserving segregation in 1950's and '60s. Working with film maker Dawn Porter, Bowers also penned the PBS/Independent Lens documentary version of Spies of Mississippi, which won numerous awards for its hard-hitting treatment of the topic. Bowers' book Superman vs. the Ku Klux Klan (National Geographic 2012) revealed how the Man of Steel exposed the men of hate to a generation of children. Superman vs. the KKK is now in development as a feature film by Lotus Entertainment and Paperchase Films in L.A.In addition to writing books and making films, Bowers also conceptualized and directed "Voices of Civil Rights", a ground-breaking oral history project that collected thousands of first-hand accounts of the small acts of courage that powered the Civil Rights Movement. As a documentary, it won the prestigious Emmy and Peabody awards.Bowers makes his fiction debut with the release of Innocence on Trial.
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