In this second instalment of the Jason Kolarich series, Jason investigates the murder of a key witness in a criminal case that he tried. Jason had forced the witness to testify and believes that this led to his murder. When the evidence leads to an obscure agency in state government, guilt-stricken Jason goes to work for the agency to dig deeper. Before he knows it, Jason finds himself square in the middle of a high-level conspiracy of fraud and corruption - as well as a covert federal investigation into these crimes. Edgar winner David Ellis, a Chicago lawyer, was the House Prosecutor who convicted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich in the sensational Impeachment Trial before the Illinois Senate in 2009. In this riveting thriller Ellis relies on his experience and expertise to deliver a gritty tale of political corruption and murder at the highest levels of government.
David Ellis's previous novels include Line of Vision (winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel), Eye of the Beholder and the first thriller in the Jason Kolarich series, The Hidden Man. An attorney from Chicago, Ellis currently serves as counsel to the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives.