After a nerve–shattering encounter with military justice in The Accused, Craig Parshall’s third novel, all lawyer Will Chambers wants to do this summer is relax with his wife, Fiona...
A long stay on the North Carolina coast seems perfect. But when Will reluctantly looks into a local inheritance case involving Jonathan Joppa, a down–on–his–luck preacher—
“Piracy charge—Joppa’s ancestor? What...when?”
“Why, for being part of Blackbeard’s pirate crew...in the early 1700s...”
Will just wants to rest, but Fiona keeps insisting there’s something missing...buried. Soon the two have had a near–fatal brush with smugglers—and together they’ve unearthed the truth: about a pirate’s history, about Jonathan Joppa, and about two remarkable women—one in the past, and one in the present.
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Missing Witness is the fourth book in the Chambers of Justice series. I’ve very much enjoyed all the books in this legal suspense series. This novel could be read as a stand-alone, but I love knowing the main characters and all they’ve been through. This story is especially exciting as Will and Fiona are navigating the waters of Fiona’s first pregnancy, which in itself is not smooth sailing. Since the pregnancy is at-risk, Will and Fiona are taking the summer off and spending it in the Outer Banks. I love this setting—the islands, the ocean, and the beaches. But unfortunately, all is not well in this pleasant environment. Blackjack Morgan seems to see himself as a modern day pirate, and his actions and schemes are designed to benefit only himself. So, Will’s case turns out to be much more than even he expected, and the relaxing vacation for Fiona and Will becomes more convoluted that anyone could foresee. I recommend this legal suspense. I think you will find it has many surprises.
Once more, Will Chambers is faced with a mystery set in the past, three hundred years to be exactly. To clear up a disputed legacy, he has to prove the innocence of a man accused of being one of Blackbeard's pirates. If he fails, a local good ol' boy/ godfather will take control of an island meant to go to a country pastor. The case is difficult, relying on ancient court records and interpretation. Complicating Will's life further, his beloved Fiona is pregnant, and wants to help him. ......................... *** The latest entry in a Christian's Perry Mason series is a bit slower than the first three. Fans of history will admire the research and detail that go into bringing past and present to equal life. ***