From the highly acclaimed attorney-turned-writer comes a historical thriller about a kidnapped Jewish boy and a Nazi army officer. Their paths collide in World War II and crimes follow crimes.
Seventy years later their case goes to trial in a legal drama set in Chicago. For the defense is Thaddeus Murfee, a Chicago attorney who refuses to lose cases, even where there’s a smoking gun. Courtroom drama takes over the final third of the book as Thaddeus puts on the stand the Nazi’s grandson, a Catholic priest, to help with the defense. A startling ending has readers everywhere discussing this ferocious courtroom thriller.
FROM USA TODAY BEST-SELLING AUTHOR JOHN ELLSWORTH,
I was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and divided my working life between Flagstaff and Chicago. I was a trial lawyer. My cases were mostly criminal cases, including first-chair in capital murder cases. We owned airplanes and used them to cover the considerable distances between courts in Arizona so my fictional lawyers will often keep aircraft.
My works are heavy in the interior lives of my characters because, even more than plot, my interest is in how characters react to change.