Portland-based thriller shakes up legal fiction genre with focus on jury rather than lawyers and litigants
Online PR News – 02-March-2016 – Portland, OR – Imagine being a juror on a murder trial where you know that the defendant is innocent – because the guilty one is you!
That’s the shattering premise behind Portland-area novelist Gary Corbin’s long-awaited groundbreaking legal thriller, Lying in Judgment, being released March 5, 2016, after over a decade of development.
Protagonist Peter Robertson, 33, discovers his wife is cheating on him. Following her suspected boyfriend one night, he erupts into a rage, beats him and leaves him to die… or so he thought. Soon he discovers that he has killed the wrong man – a perfect stranger.
Six months later, impaneled on a jury, he realizes that the murder being tried is the one he committed. After wrestling with his conscience, he works hard to convince the jury to acquit the accused man. But the prosecution’s case is strong as the defendant had both motive and opportunity to commit the murder. As the pressure builds, Peter begins to slip up and reveal things that only the murderer would know. As jurors one by one declare their intention to convict, Peter careens toward a nervous breakdown. The story concludes with a startling revelation that will shock some – and leave even the most jaded reader grinning with satisfaction.
Lying in Judgment is a gripping courtroom thriller about a man who serves on the jury of a murder trial – for the murder that he, the juror, committed. It’s the story of a good man’s search for redemption for his tragic, fatal mistake, pitted against society’s search for justice. A must-read for fans of legal thrillers!
What people are saying
“Lying in Judgment carries the reader through twists and turns to an ultimate startling collision with reality. The tale will spark the darkest thoughts in the mind of the reader, giving way to that trite phrase, ‘This could happen to me.’ … If you are reading this novel in bed, plan on having a sleepless night.”
- David F. DeHart, Author, Collision of Forces
“Terrific. Different. Fascinating… [Corbin] adds strain with every turn of the plot.”
- Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards
“Original, very fresh and surprising.”
- Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards
“A real page turner!”
- First Books
About the Author
Gary Corbin is a novelist and playwright in Camas, WA, a suburb of Portland, OR. In addition to assignment work for private sector, government, individuals, and not-for-profit clients, his creative and journalistic work has been published in BrainstormNW, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, and Global Envision, among others. Lying in Judgment is Corbin’s debut novel. His second, The Mountain Man’s Dog, will be released in the summer of 2016.
Gary is a member of Willamette Writers, PDX Playwrights, the Portland Area Theater Alliance, and the North Bank Writers Workshop, and participates in workshops and conferences in the Portland, Oregon area.
Key Points to Remember
• Title: Lying in Judgment
• Author: Gary Corbin
• Print price: $14.99
• Ebook price: $3.99
• Publisher: Double Diamond Publishing
• ISBN: 0692642684
• 368 pages
• Unlike most legal thrillers, which feature lawyers or defendants as protagonists, Lying in Judgment focuses on the jury’s experience
• Set in contemporary Portland, Oregon
• Available in print and all major ebook formats March 5
• Includes free preview of the author’s forthcoming novel “The Mountain Man’s Dog”
• Available for pre-order thru Amazon.com and Smashwords.com
• More information at http://smarturl.it/LiJ-landing-page