'The man with whom I was dining was a killer. And he was now feeling at ease, courtesy of a fake interview with a federal prosecutor, in which my fake legal memorandum, used to perpetrate a fraud, was being used to exonerate the two of us. I didn't know whom I could trust.' Trust no one. Jason Kolarich is investigating the murder of Ernesto Ramirez, a key witness in a criminal case that he tried. Jason had been pushing him for information, but all he got was the guy's death on his conscience. Who murdered Ramirez, and why? When the evidence leads to an obscure agency in state government, Jason is hood-winked into being a federal informant. The feds are desperate to build their case against the government, but Jason's got his own agenda. Will he be an asset to their case, or will he prove to be a live wire? In this riveting thriller Ellis relies on his experience and expertise to deliver a gritty tale of political corruption and murder at the highest levels of government.
David Ellis's previous novels include Line of Vision (winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel), Eye of the Beholder and the first thriller in the Jason Kolarich series, The Hidden Man. An attorney from Chicago, he was the House Prosecutor who convicted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich in the sensational Impeachment Trial before the Illinois Senate in 2009. Ellis currently serves as counsel to the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives.