Phillip Barkley was a whistle blower in a city that puts
politics above truth so now he spends his days in the
justice department in the Appellate Division writing
briefs. After three hospitalizations after the death of his
daughter and a job that is going nowhere, all Phillip wants
to do is quit and open up his own law office in a small and
quiet Oregon town.
His boss promises him a place in US Attorney's office in
the Portland office if he will investigate the
disappearance of Martin Greer. Martin is a senior staffer
for the Intelligence Committee-headed by Warren Young, the
party's candidate in the upcoming presidential election.
Warren wants Young on the case because he's known as an
honest man and he wants his office cleared of any charges
if Martin turns out to be a spy. Although evidence points
in that direction Phillip thinks there's another agenda
going on and he's going to uncover it even if it costs him
his new job, his sanity and even his life.
This is a thrill a minute chiller written by an author who
has the same magic touch as John Grisham. The protagonist
is a man struggling to pick up the pieces of his life after
the death of his daughter and readers will have an
immediate feeling of empathy for the man. His need to seek
out the truth no matter who gets hurt is his most endearing
quality- but one that gets him in trouble many times over.
LAW OF GRAVITY is a fantastic crime thriller.