Paraplegic young prosecutor Pen Wilkinson prepares to bring a corrupt congressman to justice in the first big trial of her career, only to find the stakes much higher than she imagined. Just before trial, Pen’s star witness disappears—either killed or driven into hiding by an unknown, terrifying form of coercion. As Pen searches across the country for the missing witness, she uncovers a massive web of corporate and political crime that goes far beyond the case she is prosecuting. With the trial date fast approaching, Pen’s search is complicated by the astonishing arrest of her boyfriend, banker James Carter, for the murder of his former lover. As Pen presses on, trying to prosecute her case while exonerating her friend, the focus of the murder investigation shifts from Carter to another suspect with a strong motive: Pen herself.
“Pen Wilkinson is one of the most intriguing new characters on the Minnesota crime scene.”
—St. Paul Pioneer Press
“Suspenseful . . . a great read.”
“A nicely written and taut book, “Windfall” would be a welcome addition to any library for fans of corporate thrillers . . . a fun read.”
—Reading Other People
“With a fast-moving action-packed plot, this thriller has you jumping at shadows and considering keeping a gun on your nightstand or better yet under your pillow. Character driven and well written, you feel like you’re in the middle of the action.”
—Sweet Mystery Books