Death Row

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Death Row

By William Bernhardt

Ballantine Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345441768, 396pp.

Publication Date: February 3, 2004


Oklahoma attorney Ben Kincaid put his reputation on the line when he represented Ray Goldman. The seemingly mild-mannered man was charged with massacring an entire suburban Tulsa family. When the prosecution’s star witness—Erin Faulkner, the lone survivor of the slaughter—took the stand, Goldman’s fate was sealed. But just as his date with the death chamber is imminent, Erin abruptly recants her testimony; after seven years of silence, she is desperate to keep an innocent man from dying. Yet the next day, Erin is discovered dead, an apparent suicide. And Ben Kincaid is the only witness to her stunning confession. Now Ben must hunt down the killer who is determined to cover his tracks . . . with blood.

About the Author
William Bernhardt (b. 1960), a former attorney, is a bestselling thriller author. Born in Oklahoma, he began writing as a child, submitting a poem about the Oklahoma Land Run to "Highlights" and receiving his first rejection letter when he was eleven years old. Twenty years later, he had his first success, with the publication of "Primary Justice" (1991), the first novel in the long-running Ben Kincaid series.The success of "Primary Justice" marked Bernhardt as a promising young talent, and he followed the book with seventeen more mysteries starring the idealistic defense attorney, including "Murder One "(2001) and "Hate Crime" (2004). Bernhardt s other novels include "Double Jeopardy "(1995) and "The Midnight Before Christmas" (1998), a holiday-themed thriller. In 1999, Bernhardt founded Bernhardt Books (formerly HAWK Publishing Group) as a way to help boost the careers of struggling young writers. In addition to writing and publishing, Bernhardt teaches writing workshops around the country. He currently lives with his family in Oklahoma.

Praise For Death Row

“A first-rate storyteller.”
Tulsa World

—Abilene Reporter-News

The Daily Oklahoman

“Bernhardt is a master of the suspense novel and this promises to uphold his winning streak.”
Wisconsin State Journal

“An electrifying novel sure to stagger the imaginations of all readers. . . . Bernhardt’s characters are believable, interesting, and always intriguing. His dialogue is top notch—loaded with tension, sharp wit, and telltale foreshadowing that provides readers with a thrill a minute. Bernhardt’s balance of suspense and humor adds a delicious flavor to his story. . . . Death Row is a home run not only for its author, but also for its readers.”
Tulsa World

“If you’re a fan of legal mysteries, you’ll enjoy any by William Bernhardt.”
Daily American

“An arresting opening sequence gets this latest crime thriller by bestselling Bernhardt off to a running start, with Oklahoma lawyer Ben Kincaid back for another high velocity courtroom adventure.”
Publishers Weekly