A corpse on an altar. A witness who isn't talking. An ancient vow of secrecy. It's 2 a.m. when County Prosecutor Peter Saul arrives at the scene of a grisly murder at St. Andrew's Church in Cleveland, Ohio. Reverend Howard Jamison is covered with the victim's blood, and there's a Satanic Bible on his desk.
Attorney Hunter St. James has spent his career fighting the shameful specter of his father's legacy. Now he's assigned a pro bono case he's sure he can't win. The charge is first-degree murder, and the arraignment is in two days. Worse, the client's a holy roller, and Hunter doesn't trust anybody who makes his living off the superstitions of others.
Psychologist Faith McGuire has just lost a husband, but gained a new client...who knows far more than he's telling. Saul's stepson, Jason, with his spiky hair, body piercings, and jackboots, is tapdancing on the prosecutor's last nerve. Is it just a rebellious phase, or could there be something more to his attitude? All hold keys to the deadly mystery...if they live to see it solved.
By best-selling author Michael Swiger. Don't miss Michael Swiger's Edward Mead Legal Thrillers: Cutting-edge. Quirky. Suspenseful. Gutsy. These legal thrillers could be ripped from today's headlines: Book one, Lethal Ambition. Politics. Power. Murder. If you want something bad enough, would you kill for it? Book two, Lethal Objection. Dark motives. Deadly secrets. A sensational case. They all add up to murder.