JUSTICE MAKES A KILLING, NEW LEGAL THRILLER
BY PROMINENT L.A. DEFENSE LAWYER, ED RUCKER,
TO BE PUBLISHED JULY 1, 2019
New York, NY, February 2019 – For decades, Ed Rucker was one of our most prominent criminal defense lawyers, until his retirement. During his career, he represented numerous high profile clients, including John Orr, the greatest serial arsonist in American history, a trial memorialized in Fire Lover, by Joseph Wambaugh; Laurianne Sconce, the matriarch of the Lamb Funeral Home, whose trial that was the subject of the book Ashes, by James Joseph; Eddie Nash, a prominent nightclub owner, who was portrayed in the film, Boogie Nights; and William Harris, a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army, who kidnapped Patty Hearst. His Bobby Earl novels have been praised for their authenticity, as well as gripping suspense. Now Chickadee Prince Books is proud to announce that it will publish Rucker’s latest Bobby Earl novel, JUSTICE MAKES A KILLING, in July 2019.
A heart-stopping thriller, Justice finds Rucker’s fictional defense lawyer facing his most daunting murder case yet, one that involves a beautiful lawyer accused of a passion killing, as well as a conspiracy that might implicate the multi-billion-dollar private prison industry.
Justice has already picked up significant pre-publication acclaim. Kirkus Reviews calls Justice “A thoroughly enjoyable page-turner….. The classic courtroom drama at the heart of this story is perfectly orchestrated, and the seemingly impossible odds make Earl’s masterful handling of evidence, witnesses, opposing counsel, the jury, and the judge wonderfully satisfying to read.”
Says fellow CPB author Alon Preiss, “While Ed always tells a great story, his thrillers excel because of their politics and social substance — they are thrilling, but they also have something to say about America.” Adds Rucker, “It’s more interesting for the reader when I weave into the story an issue that impacts our legal system. In my first book, I touched on the prosecution’s use of professional informants. In Justice Makes a Killing, I explore the world of the for-profit private prisons our State and federal governments use to house prison inmates, a system that warps justice.”
About the Publisher: Chickadee Prince Books is a young Brooklyn small press, which publishes only acclaimed fiction and non-fiction, of all genres. CPB is the publisher of the acclaimed new space opera, Probability Shadow by Mark Laporta, and The Last At-Bat of Shoeless Joe, the new sports novel by Emmy-nominated, Amazon bestselling author, Granville Wyche Burgess, among many others.