"Easy Promises", the first book in a new mystery series, examines the thin knife's edge separating romance and betrayal. Fans of Nora Roberts, J. D. Robb, Agatha Christie, and Elizabeth George will enjoy the legal thrills and romantic suspense entwined in a classic murder mystery.
Murdered lawyer. Indifferent detectives. Elusive suspects. Coerced betrayal. Just another day in Philadelphia.
When Philadelphia police discover the body of lawyer Sean Murphy, a senior partner at Murphy, Murphy & Flannigan equally renown for defending guilty criminals and seducing defenseless clients, the firm's young associate Andrew Sullivan could really use an alibi (which he doesn't have), a defense against allegations of raping Sean's daughter (which he didn't do) and an explanation for why he was kissing Sean's girlfriend Darcy Flanigan (which he did do and thoroughly enjoyed) shortly before the murder.
The homicide investigation initially focuses on Drew as the detectives joyously exact revenge for all his 'not guilty' verdicts. But when the focus shifts to Darcy, Drew's legal instincts and emotional bond compel him to defend Darcy's innocence. Under intense interrogation, Darcy confesses to seeing Drew at the scene of the crime. Truthful statements from anyone who knew Sean prove elusive.
The detectives must sift through the lawyers' lies and deception to solve the crime before the killer strikes gain. But preventing someone from killing successful criminal defense attorneys isn't really high on the detectives' list of things to do today.