Marian K. Riedy
With its courtroom drama, twisty plot, deception, blackmail, and a body in the wrong grave, Surprise Witness is a “head scratching whodunit” of a legal thriller.
In the novel, an unexpected revelation from a client leads the lawyers at A. Stein & Associates to discover a dark thread, veiled in secrets, connecting three war veterans to a life-altering encounter in the jungles of Vietnam.
The attorneys must uncover the truth of what
happened to stave off disaster, sending them on a wild pursuit of the surprising witnesses to it all.
Underlying this gripping courtroom drama lie powerful themes of guilt, redemption, and lost identities, all haunted, decades later, by what men did to survive and escape the Vietnam War.
-William H. Clamurro, Professor emeritus, Emporia State University
U.S. Amy medic, Vietnam, 1969 – 1971