Guilty until proven innocent.

     In life, we are assured certain rights under our Constitution. The Fourth Amendment protects you from illegal searches and seizures, the Fifth Amendment from self-incrimination and the Sixth Amendment allows you to confront your accuser. So if the legal system works, then how did a seemingly innocent man wind up facing such a twisted judgment?

     After a bitterly contested legal battle over inherited property, a hard-won art collection and its owner Samantha Bennington disappear. Both have vanished without a trace. Rumors spread like wildfire. Did Samantha come to her senses and decide to abandon her dishonest husband? Or did she meet with foul play?

     When blood spatter is discovered under a freshly painted wall it becomes the opening act in a twisted tale of jealousy, revenge, and murder leading to a final judgment for all involved. Who painted that wall and why?

     As the list of suspects narrows, the focus lands squarely on Alex Clarke, Samantha’s husband. Some label him a corrupt attorney. Others brush him off as a mere opportunist. Either way, he’s in the crosshairs of law enforcement and they are calling him a murderer. But is he the only viable suspect? What about the missing woman’s drug-addicted sister and her convicted felon brother? Both were furious over their loss of millions in court and have more than enough reason to hate Samantha. 

     You might ask, did tunnel vision cloud a police investigation? Because isn’t it well known that once you are labeled a person of interest you really are the prime suspect? All the evidence of murder points to Alex and a decision needs to be made.

     If you are looking for a cunningly clever plot with questionable, yet intriguing characters, this legal mystery is for you.