Blood on Their Hands by Bob Brink
Little does alcoholic, miserly attorney Hiram Garbuncle know the danger he’s getting into when he reluctantly defends a black man brutally beaten by police during a traffic stop. It is 2008, and Alec Monceau’s car carries an Obama bumper sticker. The cops wrongfully charge Alec with violently resisting arrest, and Garbuncle’s negligence in jury selection results in a mistrial. He then discovers incriminating evidence on the cops, and his new challenge becomes how to keep himself and his client alive pending a new trial.
BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS has everything: suspense, thrills, plot twists, comedy, a moving love story, courtroom humor and drama, unforgettable characters, sharp dialogue, intrigue, moral tension, and a message that resonates in our time.
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Bob Brink is a journalist who worked with several large newspaper organizations and a group of magazines. His byline has been on thousands of news stories, features, and entertainment reviews.
He now is embarked on authoring books. His newest book, the legal thriller Blood on Their Hands, follows Murder in Palm Beach: The Homicide That Never Died, a roman à clef about a real, sensational 1976 murder that made headlines for 15 years, and recently made news again with a new development in the case. The book became an Amazon best seller.
His other books are: Breaking Out, a coming-of-age novel, The Way We Were: Short Stories and Tall Tales, and A Tale of Two Continents, a ghost-written memoir. He is seeking a publisher for a work of creative nonfiction about a woman who led an incredible life of crime and married a death row inmate who later was beaten to death by guards.
Brink has won numerous writing accolades and several awards, including three for Palm Beach Illustrated, which won the Best Written Magazine award from the Florida Magazine Association after he became copy chief and writer.
Besides dabbling in short-story writing over the years, Brink immersed himself in learning to play the clarinet and tenor saxophone. He performed many years with an estimable, 65-piece community symphonic band, and played a few professional big band gigs.
A product of Michigan and Iowa, Brink has a bachelor’s degree in English and German from Drake University in Des Moines, and completed graduate journalism studies at the University of Iowa.
Bob can be reached via email: firstname.lastname@example.org .