Cajun-born Jock Boucher has overcome modest beginnings to assume the prestigious position of U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. In one of his first cases on the bench, he encounters a scientist who has been hiding in mortal fear for more than twenty years. The fugitive claims that another judge accepted bribes to help a powerful global energy company steal his intellectual property: a revolutionary discovery that could end America’s dependence on foreign oil. Risking his career and his life, Boucher follows a trail of cryptic clues to the bottom of the ocean and soon finds himself the target of killers—and too far from the law to ever return.
Packed with suspense, science, politics, and murder, David Lyons’s fast-paced debut thriller—the first in an exciting new series—pits “one of the most agreeably easygoing heroes on this side of the Atlantic” (Kirkus Reviews) against a ruthless company on the verge of causing ecological disaster.
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Rising to the level of a powerful district judge in Louisiana, bayou-raised Cajun Jock Boucher presides over a first case involving a fugitive scientist who claims that a corrupt judge helped an energy company to steal his ideas about an alternate fuel source that is now posing an ecological threat.
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Pocket Books
Author: David Lyons
Street Date: November 30, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 247-36-6074