Lying in Vengeance

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August 18, 2017

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Lying in Vengeance - Book coverHe's a good man with a dark secret. She knows it, and needs a man killed.

Two months ago, Peter Robertson, 33, served on the jury that acquitted a man of murder...the murder that Peter committed. Now, having discovered Peter’s horrible secret, a former fellow juror blackmails him to kill again!

In this sequel to award-winning courtroom thriller Lying in Judgment, Peter Robertson must choose between two horrible options. Both involve death and revenge.

Peter once fought a man he believed to be his wife's lover on a remote forested road and left him to die. Six months later, he served on the jury that freed a wrongfully accused man—and let his own secret slip to a beautiful but manipulative fellow juror, Christine Nielsen.

Two months later, Christine wakes him in the middle of the night with a threat: kill Kyle, the man who stalks and abuses her, or have his own murderous past exposed.

Peter pretends to go along as he seeks another, less violent solution, and his best friend Frankie threatens to expose the conspiracy to the police. When Kyle kidnaps her at gunpoint, Peter's daring rescue gives him the opportunity to fulfill her request..

The next morning, Kyle turns up dead, and the police arrest Frankie, of all people. Peter knows he’s innocent, but can he prove it without directing the finger of blame at himself—for both murders?

Author's Note: 

Lying in Vengeance continues the story of Gary Corbin's award-winning debut novel, Lying in Judgment. These novels are unique among legal thrillers in that they are told from the perspective of layman – an “Everyman” – rather than that of a prosecutor, defense lawyer, detective, or judge. Thus the non-lawyer can read and enjoy these stories without getting lost in jargon and legal procedure.

Set in Portland, Oregon, the story captures the flavor and personality of that unique city, from its coffee and micro-brew obsessions to its informal “small town, big city” duality. Locals will delight in relating to specific places and neighborhood quirks as they follow the perilous adventures of the story’s main characters.

Lying in Vengeance also features a strong female antagonist who departs from the “femme fatale” stereotype with her unique, single-minded vision of justice that retains its validity from her endangered perspective. Readers, especially female readers, may find themselves rooting for her at times, even as she endangers the lives of the unlucky protagonist.

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