Six months later, impaneled on a jury, he realizes that the murder being tried is the one he committed. After wrestling with his conscience, he works hard to convince the jury to acquit the accused man. But the prosecution's case is strong as the accused man had both motive and opportunity to commit the murder. As the pressure builds, Peter begins to slip up and reveal things that only the murderer would know - and Christine, a pretty and intelligent alternate juror, suspects something is amiss.
Meanwhile, Peter's wife leaves him, his mother suffers a series of debilitating strokes, and his best friend and employee, accused of sexual harassment, needs Peter's help that he's too preoccupied to give. As jurors one by one declare their intention to convict, Peter's conscience eats away at him and he careens toward nervous breakdown, revealing details about the crime that had not been disclosed in court.
"Lying in Judgment" is a gripping courtroom thriller about a good man's search for redemption for his tragic, fatal mistake, pitted against society's search for justice.
|Publisher:||Double Diamond Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Gary's creative and journalistic work has been published in BrainstormNW, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, and Global Envision, among others. His plays have enjoyed critical acclaim, and his acting ain't bad, either.
Gary is a member of PDX Playwrights, the Portland Area Theater Alliance, the Willamette Writers Group and the North Bank Writers Workshop, and participates in workshops and conferences in the Portland, Oregon area.
A homebrewer as well as a maker of wine, mead, cider, and soft drinks, Gary is a member of the Oregon Brew Crew and a BJCP National Beer Judge. He loves to ski, cook, and garden, and hopes someday to train his dogs to obey. And when that doesn't work, he escapes to the Oregon coast with his sweetheart.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A tightly written, fun read. The plot puts forth an outrageous coincidence, but the writing justifies it and lets it seem like it really could happen. It kept me turning pages to the end.