Published: January 19th, 2022
Underemployed and burdened with guilt, Joth Proctor is dragged into a shady divorce case with criminal undertones when he is hired to help a prominent member of the community avoid a blackmail sting. As Heather Burke fights to stave off personal and professional disaster, Joth teams up with recently reinstated private detective DP Tran, but finds that only gambler and career criminal Jimmie Flambeau has the tools Joth needs to solve the problem. Once again, the price of justice is high.
Published: May 10th, 2021
When an investigation threatens his lucrative financial planning business, ex-lacrosse All-American Frank “Halftrack” Racker hires lawyer Joth Proctor, a friend of a friend, to fix it. Taking the case, Joth steps back into the seedy world of petty crime, strip clubs, fraud, and death. Joth is presented with overlapping legal problems complicated by deceit and self-interested motives as friends and those posing as friends seek to manipulate both Joth and the system. Friend of a Friend, Book Two, in the Joth Procter Fixer series: Relying on a circle of trusted allies familiar to readers of book one, Friends Like These, including chief prosecutor Heather Burke, unlicensed private detective DP Tran and strip club owner Irish Dan Crowley, and introducing Jade, an exotic dancer trying to change her life, Joth fights to remain true to his personal code as the careers and lives of these same friends are threatened.
Published: October 29th, 2020
Joth Proctor is an under-employed, criminal defense lawyer with a marginal solo practice in Arlington, Virginia, where a mix of southern charm, shady business dealings, and Washington, D.C. intrigue pervade the story. Upon the suspicious death of the wife of a close friend, Proctor enters a web of drug and alcohol abuse, family real estate deceit, and friends of questionable character whose intentions are not to be trusted. An ex-athlete, Proctor is cynical but principled, world-weary and still preoccupied with Heather Burke, the woman who jilted him years ago and remains a crucial player in his professional life. Everyone he knows and meets seems willing to bend the law and compromise their ethical standards in the pursuit of individual self-interest. Proctor places his reputation at risk as he navigates a world of strip clubs, corrupt cops, con men and crooks, including the sinister Jimmie Flambeau. Increasingly isolated, Joth must live by his wits in the midst of volatile circumstances and unpredictable twists of fate that place his career, his life and the lives of those he loves in jeopardy.