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Rick Acker

Author Bio:

Rick Acker is a Deputy Attorney General in the California Department of Justice, where he prosecutes large corporate fraud cases like the one described in his newest legal thriller, When the Devil Whistles (Abingdon 2010). His other novels include Dead Man’s Rule (Romantic Times Top Pick), Blood Brothers (4 stars, Romantic Times) and the Davis Detective Mysteries for young adults. Rick holds law degrees from the University of Oslo and the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated with honors. In addition to his novels, he is a contributing author on two legal treatises published by the American Bar Association. Rick lives with his wife in the San Francisco area. Visit him on the Web at:

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Guilty Blood

Jessica Ames is desperate. Her college-age son, Brandon, has been arrested for murder, and the evidence is stacked against him. His DNA matches the blood and skin found under the victim’s fingernails, and the murder weapon was recovered near his apartment. Jessica turns to the only lawyer she knows…

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The Enoch Effect

Insurance litigator Leigh Collins has a knack for turning up that missing e-mail that wins the day or breaking down complex facts to sway a jury. So she’s hoping to make partner with her latest case: cancer researcher Dr. Elijah Rhodes and his life’s work are lost in a lab fire, and Biosolutions…

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Death in the Mind's Eye

San Francisco attorney Mike Webster does not lose medical-malpractice cases. But his stellar reputation and faith are put to the test when he agrees to defend Dr. Johanna Anderson, a brilliant and beautiful psychologist. Jo is accused of failing to prevent the death of Seth Bell, a senator’s son she…

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Dead Man's Rule (Ben Corbin)

Chicago lawyer Ben Corbin has just launched his private practice when Dr. Mikhail Ivanovsky, a mysterious Russian scientist, hires him to sue for possession of a safe deposit box. But when the box’s owner enlists the city’s highest-powered lawyer—and then turns up dead—the Russian confesses:…

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When the Devil Whistles

Allie Whitman is a professional whistleblower with a knack for sniffing out fraud in government contracts. Connor Norman is a gifted litigator with courtroom polish to spare. Together they formed Devil to Pay, Inc., a shell corporation that files lawsuits based on Allie’s investigations—and collects…

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Blood Brothers

“Wow! Blood Brothers had me from the first sentence to the final page. This is an excellent legal suspense novel, with a strong biotech backdrop. It reminded me of Michael Crichton’s latest novel, Next, except Blood Brothers is better. Kudos to Rick Acker on a very entertaining read.” - Randy…

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The Lost Treasure of Fernando Montoya (The Davis Detective Mysteries, Book 2)

Sibling sleuths Arthur and Kirstin Davis explore treacherous gold fields, shark-infested waters, and a buried ship to reclaim the lost treasure of Fernando Montoya. Guaranteed fiction!

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The Case of the Autumn Rose (The Davis Detective Mysteries, Book 1)

Kirstin and Arthur Davis are the successful partners of the Davis Detective Agency. They have an unblemished record of taking down locker thieves. But now, they are up to their necks in a real international mystery. Guaranteed fiction!

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