Where do you turn when there’s no one left to trust…?
At sleepy Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, the Commanding General’s wife Bunny Harris has been murdered, her head decapitated, and the Arabic word for “dust” scrawled in blood over the bed.
Jack Garrett, a Los Angeles lawyer and former special ops soldier who is grieving after the recent death of his wife, starts working on the case with Cameron Wells, a beautiful, ambitious attorney who began her career in military intelligence.
Frank O’Connor is charged with the rape and murder of Bunny.
He denies the charges, but admits that they did have an affair.
O’Connor requests that Garrett defend him.
The CIA brings in Phillip Rubie and his daughter Simone, who kidnap Garrett’s son and then release him with a message to Garrett to back off the case.
Evidence points to the General’s involvement in war crimes, killing Iraqi POWs with a nerve agent called “dust.”
When a reporter tells Garrett that he believes Bunny was killed with this same nerve agent, her body is exhumed and she melts out of her casket…
During the trial, the prosecutor receives a CD showing Bunny and O’Connor at an S&M club, where O’Connor appears to cut off her head with a machete.
O’Connor is offered a deal, but refuses, citing his innocence once more, meanwhile Simone believes she has evidence of O’Connor’s innocence.
With everyone harboring dark secrets, Garrett isn’t sure who he can trust.
And when his son makes a shocking discovery, the case, and Garrett’s entire life, are turned upside down.
Sometimes The Price of Justice is too much to pay…
Praise for Vincent S Green
“Just about perfect… must reading for fans of courtroom drama” – Kirkus Reviews
“Vincent Green has the literary and legal skill to make both the German POWs’ actions and the American Army lawyer’ tactics come to life.” John Casey, winner of the 1989 National Book Award
“A thrilling legal mystery” – Tom Casey, bestselling author of Trade Off
Born in 1953, Vincent S Green served as an Army JAGC in Germany and Kansas where he defended over 200 soldiers at courts-martial and obtained acquittals in major murder, drug, and robbery cases. He studied writing with National Book Award winner John Casey and was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia MFA program. He subsequently moved to Los Angeles and drew on his experience in the Army to write The Price of Justice.