America’s most famous environmentalist, Chester Dotson, is on a mission to clean up California, and his voter initiative, Proposition Nine, is on the November ballot. Dotson has a plan to make his altruistic dream come true, but the people he recruits to bring in the vote have their own plan. A billion dollar windfall is hidden in the Proposition Nine language, and they’ll kill to get it.
Attorney Riley Scofield has kept her distance from the family’s seventh generation Napa Valley tannery, ever since her fiancé was killed there in a freak accident. When Scofield Tannery is hit with the first Proposition Nine lawsuit, Riley is in the middle of another case, but she fights through her personal demons and rises to their defense. She’s losing the Prop Nine case, unaware of the deadly conspirators at work behind the scenes. Riley’s also unaware of something else: losing will keep her alive.
Riley Scofield doesn’t like to lose, and suddenly, it’s kill or be killed—in ways you’d never imagine—unless you know about tanneries.
O’Rourke’s debut novel seamlessly weaves ambition, greed, romance, murder-for-hire, family values and redemption into a must-read story of good intentions—with deadly consequences.
“An exciting thriller…colored by blood and fueled by money…fast paced, without losing sight of the details or nuance of the courtroom drama…fans of thrillers will read on, ready for the next twist. Kirkus Reviews
MURDER, MENACE, & MERRIMENT