A missing child.

A mass shooting.

A rigged Presidential election.

A deadly cult.

When Adversity Becomes Insanity…

For Tori McMillan, widowed and unemployed at thirty-six, it seemed as though life couldn’t get much worse. But then she watches in horror as her best friend inexplicably walks into a crowd, kills four people, and disappears. When her friend’s young son, missing for seven years, is sighted at an encampment of white separatists, Tori searches for answers. Her quest takes her to a Yucatan jungle and a secret buried by pre-Columbian explorers, and to the White House, where the President’s closest advisor prepares to implement his own secret agenda for the nation. In a suspense-filled climax, Tori follows a trail of missing children to the Colorado mountains and a bizarre and lethal cult, whose enemies are… Bound To Die.

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  • Reviews

    Minnesota Book Award Runner-Up

    “…a taut, swift-paced and well-plotted debut thriller by
    a Minnesota author.”
    St. Paul Pioneer Press

    “…a gripping, twisted, lethal saga, and one that quickly
    captures the reader’s total attention and won’t let go
    until the shocking climax…”
    Midwest Book Review

    “An inexplicable quadruple murder, a duplicitous
    presidential adviser and a mysterious and deadly cult
    called the Bound bear mysterious connections to each
    other in lawyer Brian Lutterman’s debut mystery,
    Bound to Die. Widow Tori McMillan wanders jungles,
    mountains and the nation’s capital as she tries to find
    her best friend and a group of missing children, as well
    as to determine what actually happened to her
    husband.”
    Publishers Weekly

    “…bound to entertain…gets your interest from the
    get-go.”
    Kristofer Upjohn, Pine Bluff Commercial

    “With the help of an infatuated police officer and the
    hindrance of a FBI agent Tori finds herself traveling
    from the Yucatan jungle into the mountains of Denver
    to the steps of the White House. Before it is over Tori
    will question all that she believes to be good. Tori also
    puts her life on the line in order to solve the mystery
    that now threatens her sanity.”
    Susan Johnson, All About Murder