Defending Evil by Charles Shea
(The Travis Knight Series #1)

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Have you ever wondered how a trial lawyer can sleep at night after helping a client he/she knows is guilty, beat the legal system? I have. Have you ever wondered how an attorney would feel if that same recently acquitted client kills a second time? Again, I have, and these very questions prompted me to write a dark legal/mystery/thriller about just such an attorney - I call it DEFENDING EVIL.

Travis Knight is an extraordinary Criminal Defense Attorney winning high profile cases in Atlanta. One of his recently acquitted clients kills again, which has Travis and his wife Julie, questioning what he does for a living. Travis is shaken to his core, but being a consummate lawyer, he is able to move past his feelings of guilt; Julie isn’t.

In a bizarre twist, a mysterious vigilante begins executing Travis’ clients after he wins them an acquittal. This righteous vigilante decides that the clients Travis is helping to put back into society are guilty, and don't deserve to live--the vigilante delivers ultimate justice.

The police only half-heartedly search for the vigilante-off the record, they are glad someone is cleaning-up after the hot-shot attorney.

The vigilante's attention turns to the source, and sends Travis an ultimatum--stop defending guilty clients or he will be the next to be executed. Risking his life, and his marriage, Travis refuses to be intimidated, and continues to defend clients accused of murder.

This story chronicles the labyrinth of high-speed twists and turns of a deadly cat-and-mouse game - a game that can end with only one winner.

Buckle-up and enjoy the ride!

Best Regards,

Charles Shea - Author of DEFENDING EVIL

About Charles Shea

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I am married with two sons, and three dogs, and one cat. (The dogs live in the house and are completely spoiled.) My sons are currently serving in the United States Military. The oldest son deployed to Afghanistan this month. I am a former Marine. I enjoy cycling, fishing, wood working, and of course-writing.I started taking my writing seriously about ten years ago, but the bulk of my writing for Defending Evil was done while I was an active real estate agent from 2005 to 2007. I filled my long boring open house hours with creative writing. I did some of my best writing in other people's houses. I guess you could say I was a "real estate novelist."Please feel free to contact me at:
Published January 29, 2010 by Charles Shea. 199 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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