Coming in August from Down & Out Books: CRIME AND JUSTICE by Martin Bodenham
By: Down & Out Books
About CRIME AND JUSTICE …
What if we could no longer trust DNA profiling, the silver bullet of our criminal justice system? For years, we've relied on it to solve decades-old crimes, convict the guilty, and liberate the innocent from death row. But what happens to that trust when a crime lab scientist is leaned on to manipulate the evidence or, worse still, lose it altogether?
Ruthless Seattle mayor, Patti Rainsford, announces her candidacy for state governor. She'll do anything to succeed. When her son is arrested for the rape and assault of a seventeen-year-
Detective Linda Farrell is assigned to investigate. After twelve years working in SPD's sexual assault unit, her career is drifting, not helped by the single-minded detective's contempt for police protocol and the pressure of her failing marriage. The high-profile rape case is a rare chance to shine and maybe even get her life back on track. Nothing will stop her seeking justice for the young victim.
With a mountain of personal debt and his wife's business on a knife-edge, Clark Stanton is facing financial meltdown. Then a stranger offers him a lifeline in return for a favor. As the manager of Seattle's crime lab, all Clark has to do is make the rape kit evidence against the mayor's son go away.
Meet the author …
Martin Bodenham was born in the UK. He is the author of the financial thrillers The Geneva Connection, Once a Killer, and Shakedown.
After a thirty-year career in private equity and corporate finance, Martin moved to the west coast of Canada, where he writes full-time. He held corporate finance partner positions at both KPMG and Ernst & Young as well as senior roles at a number of private equity firms before founding his own private equity company in 2001. Much of the tension in his thrillers is based on the greed and fear he witnessed first-hand while working in international finance.
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