US Vice President Tom Bradshaw is the perfect candidate, a presidential “sure thing”. This, despite the unfortunate mistake made in his youth…a transgression he turned into triumph. But when the future President is found dead in the penthouse of Boston’s finest hotel, the American people want answers and his administration need a scapegoat.
A widowed mother. A blood-soaked nursery. A missing baby.
When David Cavanaugh hears of this heinous crime, he knows immediately he doesn't want to touch it. The mother's guilt is obvious to all, and David and his team are determined to be bystanders only to Detective Joe Mannix's traumatising investigation.
So when David is unwittingly drawn into the case and appointed the mother's defence attorney, he knows the road ahead will be tough.
Sydney Bauer has worked as a journalist and TV executive. As Director of Programming for a major Australian network, Sydney was able to indulge a personal passion for US dramas such as CSI, Law and Order and The Practice and meet with revered TV writers such as Steven Bochco, Aaron Sorkin and Dick Wolf. Sydney Bauer resides in Sydney and has just finished writing her second novel, Gospel.
The list of nominees for the 2010 Davitt Awards has now been released. More wonderful reading to catch up on!
* Marks the ones I've had the good fortune to read so far.
Allen & Unwin - Sharp Shooter by Marianne Delacourt *
Allen & Unwin - Forbidden Fruit by Kerry Greenwood *
Allen & Unwin - Red Dust by Fleur McDonald
Arcadia - Steel River by Antoinette Eklund
Move to Strike is the fourth book from Sydney Bauer - set in the US.
From the Blurb:
Doctor Jeffrey Logan, daytime TV's most loved psychologist, has a top-rating talk show seen around the world - his picture perfect life completed by his talented lawyer wife, Stephanie Tyler, their 16-year-old daughter, Chelsea, and 13-year-old son, J.T.