The Amendment Killer
by Ronald S. Barak
on Tour February 1 - March 3, 2018
"WE HAVE YOUR GRANDDAUGHTER. HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO."That's the text message Supreme Court Justice Arnold Hirschfeld receives as hearings commence in the U.S. Supreme Court to determine the fate of the 28th Amendment - enacted to criminalize abuse of power on the part of our political representatives.
In court to defend the amendment, retired U.S. District Court Judge Cyrus Brooks observes his old friend and law school classmate Hirschfeld acting strangely and dispatches veteran D.C. homicide detective Frank Lotello to find out why.
In the meantime, Hirschfeld's precocious and feisty 11-year-old diabetic granddaughter Cassie, brutally kidnapped to control her grandfather's swing vote upholding or invalidating the amendment, watches her insulin pump running dry and wonders which poses her greatest threat, the kidnappers or the clock. As Brooks is forced to choose between saving our nation or saving the girl.
My 5 Star Review
Imagine the terror of receiving a text saying a monster has your granddaughter. That is exactly what happened to a Supreme Court justice in the middle of a history making decision that could change politics in the United States. Does he follow the demands of the kidnapper and vote with his heart or does he vote with his conscience and morals reminding politicians they work FOR the people, to serve the people, not the other way around.
THE AMENDMENT KILLER by Ronald Barak is a political hotbed, brimming with suspense, incredibly well-developed characters and tension through the roof. In contemporary times when the integrity of every branch of the government is under constant scrutiny, one justice is under the gun to undermine all our country is based on. Mr. Barak has turned a legal thriller into a psychological nightmare that will make a direct hit into the hearts of parents and readers everywhere.
How far would you go to save someone you love? Would you betray all that you stand for, the people you serve? Brilliant writing, taut, riveting and addictive!
Editorial Reviews"THE AMENDMENT KILLER is tense, timely, and terrific!"
-Lee Child, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of the Jack Reacher novels
"With an unparalleled sense of terror forewarned on the opening page, Ron Barak's THE AMENDMENT KILLER is a high-speed, tense political thriller about one of today's most fundamental issues, the integrity of our SupremeCourt."
- Andrew Gross, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The One Man
"THE AMENDMENT KILLER is a high concept, hybrid blend of a political, psychological and action thriller all rolled into a smooth, savory, and suspenseful mix. Ron Barak manages to channel the best of John Grisham, David Baldacci and even Steve Berry in this amazingly timely tale cast with a SupremeCourt backdrop. As prescient as it is thought-provoking and as much fun as it is factual, this is reading entertainment of the highest order. I'd be shocked if this book doesn't become a bestseller."
- Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author of Strong Light of Day
"From its electrifying opening line to its powerful conclusion, THE AMENDMENT KILLER is a ripped from tomorrow's headlines story of law and politics set against the backdrop of the Supreme Court. But more so, it's a story about the lengths we will go for the ones we love. Timely, fast-paced, and heartfelt, you'll mourn the turning of the last page. Ron Barak is a writer to watch."
- Anthony Franze, author of The Outsider
"Ron Barak’s THE AMENDMENT KILLER is easily the best high stakes legal thriller we’ve read in 2017."
- Best Thriller Magazine
Book Details:Genre: Political and Legal Thriller
Published by: Gander House Publishers
Publication Date: November 1st 2017
Number of Pages: 570
ISBN: 0982759096 (ISBN13: 9780982759097)
Series: Brooks/Lotello Thriller, Volume 1
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