WHO WOULD STEAL A BODY FROM ITS GRAVE AND WHY? A BEAUTIFUL UT COED, A NIGHT OF HARD-PARTYING. A MYSTERIOUS DEATH, A GRUESOME GRAVE-ROBBERY. A HIGH-STAKES COURTROOM DRAMA WHERE TRUTH IS ELUSIVE AND JUSTICE HARD TO FIND.
In this best-selling debut, flamboyant Fort Worth trial lawyer Cal Connors is hired by distraught parents after their daughter's body is found beneath an inverted crucifix on the altar of a rural church. Hard-nosed in the courtroom and well-connected to the local media and judiciary, Cal sues the cemetery for millions. Hot on Cal's trail is Leah Rosen, a young journalist closing in on the truth and willing to put her career on the line for justice. Defense attorney Jace Forman takes on rival Cal and won't rest until he finds out who could have committed this macabre crime and why. With its intriguing characters, shocking twists and turns, and sizzling Texas flavor, this legal thriller will keep readers enthralled until its heart-stopping climax!
The Jace Forman Series
TRIAL LAWYER AND AUTHOR HUBERT CROUCH'S NOVEL CRIED FOR NO ONE THRILLED AUDIENCES NATIONWIDE - AND NOW HIS WINNING PROTAGONIST JACE FORMAN IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER IN THE WORD, A RIPPED-FROM-THE-HEADLINES LEGAL THRILLER FULL OF MYSTERY, INTRIGUE AND COURTROOM SUSPENSE. (Serpentine Books, Trade Paperback, $14.25, e-book $9.95, April 28, 2015).
Ezekiel Shaw and his fanatical followers preach a gospel of hate, picketing the funerals of fallen soldiers, and praising God for sending America’s soldiers back in body bags. But when they disrupt the funeral of Second Lieutenant Lauren Hanson, a West Point graduate killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, hard-charging Fort Worth trial attorney Jace Forman becomes determined to put an end to their crazed crusade no matter the cost.
As Jace and reporter Leah Rosen battle the odds and the clock in pursuit of justice and truth in the courts, they draw closer to uncovering a shocking conspiracy—and facing sinister forces that will stop at nothing to keep them from revealing the truth.
“Religious extremism is a very dangerous and powerful force,” said Crouch. “It threatens our First Amendment rights and has been used to suppress women’s rights throughout the world (including our own country).”
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