Paraplegic young prosecutor Pen Wilkinson prepares to bring a corrupt congressman to justice in the first big trial of her career, only to find the stakes much higher than she imagined. Just before trial, Pen’s star witness disappearseither killed or driven into hiding by an unknown, terrifying form of coercion. As Pen searches across the country for the missing witness, she uncovers a massive web of corporate and political crime that goes far beyond the case she is prosecuting. With the trial date fast approaching, Pen’s search is complicated by the astonishing arrest of her boyfriend, banker James Carter, for the murder of his former lover. As Pen presses on, trying to prosecute her case while exonerating her friend, the focus of the murder investigation shifts from Carter to another suspect with a strong motive: Pen herself.
About the Author
Brian Lutterman is the author of Downfall (ISBN 978-0-9800017-8-5), which launched the Pen Wilkinson series and is described by Mystery Gazette as“. . .an exhilarating action-packed financial thriller . . .” His other books include Windfall (ISBN 978-0-9908461-3-0) and Freefall (ISBN 978-0-9908461-8-5), the highly-praised sequels to Downfall, and Bound to Die (ISBN 1-930486-33-2), a Minnesota Book Award runner-up. Lutterman, a former trial and corporate attorney, writes cutting-edge corporate thrillers, bringing to life the genre’s outsized conflicts and characters with breathtaking action and suspense. He lives with his family in Vadnais Heights, MN. Visit his website at: www.brianlutterman.com.