WILLIAM BERNHARDT SERIES:

Court of Killers

Court of Killers

William Bernhardt

Thriller / Nonfiction

The court of public opinion found her guilty. But one attorney resolved to change the verdict…Attorney Daniel Pike knows the dire consequences of crossing the government. So when rising political star Camila Perez faces charges in a gruesome quadruple homicide, his instincts sense a frame by powerful rivals. But Dan and the Last Chance Lawyers may have a hopeless case when the police discover damning evidence scrawled at the crime scene in blood...Sorting through incriminating clues in the horrifying murders, Dan pieces together a dark conspiracy. But just when it seems he might have a rebuttal, a social media leak sparks a nationwide outcry for conviction.Can Dan foil the vicious scheme before Perez and her career go up in flames??Court of Killers is a standout book in the gripping Daniel Pike legal thriller series. If you like intricately plotted suspense, gritty courtroom drama and surprising twists and turns, then you'll love William...
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Judge and Jury

Judge and Jury

William Bernhardt

Thriller / Nonfiction

This time, Dan's putting everything on the line. Will his dangerous scheme reveal a killer...or cause a fatal injustice? Defense lawyer Daniel Pike believes he's closer than ever to proving his late father was no murderer. But with key witnesses snuffed out and his archnemesis pulling all the strings to ensure no one talks, his frustration is about to boil over. His only remaining option is a high-stakes gamble to force the arrogant powerbroker onto the witness stand. Risking the wrath of a ruthless cartel, Pike relentlessly pursues the evidence he desperately needs. But as he uncovers his own family's shocking history and navigates a blossoming romance, the determined attorney finds himself back in the courtroom on the losing end of the biggest case of his life with many lives hanging in the balance—including his own. Will Pike's pursuit of justice come back to bite him when he learns the tragic truth?...
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The Last Chance Lawyer

The Last Chance Lawyer

William Bernhardt

Thriller / Nonfiction

Getting his client off death row could save his career… or make him the next victim. Daniel Pike would rather fight for justice than follow the rules. His unique ability to "connect the dots," to observe what others do not, has made him the most notorious criminal lawyer in St. Petersburg. But when his courtroom career goes up in smoke, he fears his lifelong purpose is a lost cause. A mysterious job offer from a secretive boss gives him a second chance but lands him an impossible case with multiple lives at stake…To protect a young orphan from a horrifying fate, Pike must save the girl's guardian from a charge of first-degree murder. Dan uses every trick he knows in a high-stakes trial filled with unexpected revelations and breathtaking surprises as he uncovers a trail of deceit from Florida to El Salvador. When blood-soaked threats arrive, Dan realizes that winning the case might be a...
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Trial by Blood

Trial by Blood

William Bernhardt

Thriller / Nonfiction

A billion-dollar inheritance. A suspicious reappearance. Can Dan dig up the secrets of the past before he's buried six feet under?Attorney Daniel Pike's flashy courtroom antics have earned him plenty of enemies—but also freed many innocent people. When he learns that the same crooked cop who got his father locked up for life is testifying in a contested-identity suit, Dan takes the case. But it won't be easy to prove his client is the long-lost heir to an immense estate since the young man can't remember the last fourteen years…His civil litigation becomes a criminal trial when another heir is violently murdered and the mysterious amnesiac looks like the prime suspect. Battling vanishing evidence, political interference, and a brutal attack on his life, the savvy lawyer knows he'll need to put on his best performance yet.Can Daniel save his client's name and inheritance? Or will they both pay with their lives?Trial...
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Capitol Threat bk-15

Capitol Threat bk-15

William Bernhardt

Thriller / Nonfiction

Ben Kincaid is now a U.S. senator, but he barely has time to settle into his office before he has another murder to solve. Thaddeus Roush, Supreme Court nominee, has just revealed he is gay, and when the body of a woman is discovered during Roush's press conference--and Roush's partner is implicated in her death--Ben comes to the man's defense. Bernhardt has his formula down pat by now (the first Kincaid novel, Primary Justice , appeared in 1992), and those familiar with the series won't encounter many surprises. This one will feel either tired or comfortable, depending on whether readers think of Kincaid as an old friend.
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Murder One bk-10

Murder One bk-10

William Bernhardt

Thriller / Nonfiction

When Ben Kincaid gets an accused cop-killer off the hook, the police declare a vendetta It is one of the most gruesome murders Oklahoma has ever seen. A horribly mutilated man is found chained to a statue in the middle of downtown Tulsa, secured so tightly that it takes the police hours to get him down. As the city's workforce stares, the police realize something terrible: The victim is one of their own. They arrest the dead cop's girlfriend, a nineteen-year-old stripper whose camera-ready appearance quickly turns the trial into a media circus. And when idealistic young defense attorney Ben Kincaid gets the dancer off on a technicality, the city erupts. Unable to try their suspect a second time, the Tulsa police build a case against Kincaid, arresting him after they stumble across the murder weapon in his office. Every instrument in the state's justice system is turned against him, but Kincaid isn't worried. He's faced worse odds before.
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Blind Justice bk-2

Blind Justice bk-2

William Bernhardt

Thriller / Nonfiction

Out of corporate life and on his own, lawyer Ben Kincaid sees the seamy side of the law every day. There's no glamour and little reward when it comes to defending the lowlifes who beat down his door. But when a friend is set up for murder, Ben has no choice but to enter the world of hardball litigation and face a judge who despises him in a trial he is guaranteed to lose.   BLIND JUSTICE is a riveting, emotion-packed thriller in which guilt and innocence remain obscure and justice is a matter of opinion.
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Deadly Justice bk-3

Deadly Justice bk-3

William Bernhardt

Thriller / Nonfiction

Finding his place back in the corporate world, Ben Kincaid tries to make his fortune without losing his soul Since he fled the dehumanizing tedium of corporate law, Ben Kincaid has scratched out a living on the rough side of Tulsa, working cases strictly related to the three Ds: divorce, deeds, and dog bites. So when the state's largest corporation, the Apollo Consortium, offers him six figures to join them as in-house counsel, he can't turn down the pay raise. But if the Apollo partners think they've hired a legal stooge, they're wrong. Kincaid is a bloodhound, determined to sniff out the truth no matter the cost. As Kincaid tries to fit in at his new offices, a serial killer stalks Tulsa, luring young women into his car before chopping them into bits. But these horrors pale in comparison to the infighting at Apollo. And when he comes out on the wrong side of a turf war, Kincaid finds himself defending a hapless loser against a murder charge. The client's name: Ben Kincaid.
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After Hours

After Hours

William Bernhardt

Thriller / Nonfiction

Discover heart-racing intrigue in this Thriller Short of romantic suspense.Originally published in LOVE IS MURDER (2013),edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown.In this Thriller Short, bestselling author William Bernhardt shows how hidden love can lead to happiness—or death. Morelli and Baxter are partners on the Tulsa police force. But what no one knows is that they are partners in private, too. Together they are called in to work the murder of Kim Masters, but Masters's blameless life leads to no suspects. Her lover, Terry Farnum, appears bereft and has no motive. If anything, it's Farnum, deep in debt to the mob, who should be dead, not Masters. And that's just one anomaly among many in Masters's case. Don't miss any of these Thriller Shorts from Love Is Murder:Diamond Drop by Roxanne St. ClaireCold Moonlight by Carla...
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Naked Justice bk-6

Naked Justice bk-6

William Bernhardt

Thriller / Nonfiction

When the mayor is arrested for murder, Ben Kincaid is the only man who can save him With his winning smile, acting experience, and history as one of the best quarterbacks Oklahoma University has ever seen, Wally Barrett had no trouble becoming Tulsa's first black mayor. But this perfect politician has a dark side, too. One afternoon at an ice cream parlor, a dozen people watch as he nearly hits his wife during an argument about their children. That same night, a neighbor calls the police after hearing screams from inside the mayor's house. The patrolman discovers the first lady and her children murdered, and the mayor nowhere to be found. Barrett is captured after a high-speed chase, insensible and covered in blood. The only person willing to defend him is Ben Kincaid, a struggling defense lawyer with a history of winning impossible cases. But when the national media descends on Tulsa, Kincaid will have to do something he's never done before, and oversee an increasingly...
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Dark Justice

Dark Justice

William Bernhardt

Thriller / Nonfiction

Ben Kincaid falls in with a gang of eco-terrorists, and joins their fight against corrupt loggersThe trouble all begins when Ben Kincaid meets Margery. Kincaid is a lawyer on a book tour, at a poorly attended signing in Washington state, and she is the bookseller's cat. When he learns that the perfectly healthy cat is to be euthanized, Kincaid breaks into the bookstore, planning a rescue. Instead, he lands himself in jail, where he learns of a non-feline who's facing the death penalty as well.George Zakin is the head of a radical environmentalist organization called Green Rage. Six years earlier, Kincaid got him acquitted on charges of breaking and entering, and now Zakin needs his help again. He has been accused of planting a bomb that killed a lumberjack, and Kincaid will do whatever he can to save the environmentalist's neck—if he can get himself out of jail first.
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