BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.
- May 4, 2020
-- Hiram Garbuncle is a veteran criminal defense attorney—as well as a racist, miserly alcoholic. His life revolves around hoarding money, following sports, pursuing sex, drinking—and the prideful practice of law. Alec Monceau is a black man working to support his daughter's family in Trinidad. It is 2008, and his car carries an Obama bumper sticker. This political advertisement leads to a superfluous traffic stop and a brutal beating by police. It goes against Garbuncle's grain to defend a black man from a charge of violently resisting arrest, but he is so confident of winning that he is negligent in the jury selection, and a mistrial occurs. He then discovers incriminating evidence on the two cops, and his new challenge becomes how to keep himself and his client alive pending a new trial.
In his novel, Brink creates a suspenseful and eminently timely story, tackling the subject of police brutality against African Americans. Blood on Their Hands
boasts an intricate plot and plenty of action, making it perfect for readers who love suspense, legal intrigue, and mystery stories. Brink creates a compelling and unique story by taking on a difficult subject and combining it with comic relief and a tragic love story that will renew readers' hope for redemption.About Bob Brink
Bob Brink is a journalist who worked with the Palm Beach Post, The Associated Press in Chicago, Milwaukee Journal
, Tampa Tribune
, Joliet Herald-News
, and Palm Beach Media Group (magazines). His byline was on thousands of news stories, features, and entertainment reviews. Brink has won numerous writing accolades and several awards. He has been a blogger for several years, and is the author of several books, including Murder in Palm Beach: The Homicide That Never Died
, a "faction" novel about a sensational 1976 murder that became an Amazon Best Seller for 15 weeks. Brink's first book, A Tale of Two Continents: Jetting Across the Globe to Have a Baby
, is a short memoir that he ghost-wrote for a woman. Almost simultaneously, he authored Breaking Out
, a coming-of-age novel about a troubled young man. Recently, he compiled a book of short stories titled The Way It Was: Short Stories and Tall Tales