He's just a guy who's tired of all the corruption. The machine is tired of his meddling - and wants to take him down, once and for all.
Rustic forester Lehigh Carter must prove that his fiancée, Stacy McBride, is innocent of murdering a popular Acting Sheriff. But evidence that she may have had a secret affair with the victim makes even Lehigh wonder if he should fight for her freedom against the corrupt local machine that accused her.
Cooperating with the only honest cop he knows in the county, Detective "Gentleman Jim" Wadsworth, Lehigh plays a high-stakes game of legal chicken to infiltrate the conspiracy and discover the truth behind Jared Barkley's murder.
Evidence stacks up against Stacy, and as Lehigh continues his own investigation, his doubts about Stacy's innocence multiply--particularly when she appears to make romantic overtures to her ex-fiance, attorney Paul van Paten, a leading member of the conspiracy against Lehigh.
Can Lehigh get to the truth behind Jared Barkley's death--and if so, will he like the answers that he finds?
About the Author
Gary Corbin spent too many years in college at Louisiana State andIndiana University, largely to escape the fate of having to become apart-time logger, farmer, and construction worker like so many membersof his immense family.
After growing up in a small town on the east coast, in athree-bedroom house shared with eight siblings, two strict parents and a dog, he escaped again to the Pacific Northwest, where he is once againsurrounded by loggers, farmers, construction workers, and a dog.
Rather than respond with murderous rages, he now escapes by writing murdermystery novels about families of loggers, farmers, and constructionworkers who have strict parents and a dog.
A homebrewer andcoffee roaster, Gary loves to ski, cook, and watch his beloved Red Soxand Patriots. And when they lose, he escapes to the Oregon coast withhis sweetheart.