Disgraced former defense attorney Mick Wray is trying to get his life back together after a drug-fueled collapse left him divorced, disbarred, and broke. But what starts out as an argument in a Portland bar is about to turn his world upside down. When police find one of the bar’s patrons murdered the next morning, a detective with a grudge against Mick hauls him in for questioning. Released but still under suspicion, Mick returns home to discover that the killer is just getting started, and Mick is next on his list. Desperate for help, Mick reconnects with his old friend, investigator Tony da Costa. They uncover links to a bizarre religious cult with ties to one of Mick’s former clients. With the body count rising, and the police still on Mick’s tail, they race to find the reason for the killings before Mick becomes the next victim.
I am a former attorney with experience in criminal defense, which inspired me to write Sick Man. My short fiction has been published in several print and online magazines, including Mysterical-E and the Sacramento News and Review, and I have published nonfiction articles in several trade magazines. Sick Man is my first novel.