|Deadbolt (1985) [Novel]|
by Jay Brandon
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(From the author):
Grey Stanton once thrived in the hard-edged courts of criminal law. Now, on a lawyer’s sabbatical, he’s writing a book and spending the time he never had with his wife and child on their remote and peaceful Texas homestead—blissfully unaware that his idyllic world is soon to be brutally disrupted.
It starts when a vivacious young woman, a student, stops by to ask him questions about an old case — an assault and robbery trial that Grey had lost and all but forgotten. Then, he receives a series of bizarre visits from his former client, a dangerous man whose awkward words quickly turn menacing…
Simon Hocksley is not interested in justice. He’s on a mission to recover money he stashed before doing time, and he’s dead certain Stanton knows where to find it. Desperate to settle his vendetta, Hocksley threaten’s Stanton’s wife and daughter. Using the tactics of violence and terror, he will force the lawyer to learn a savage kind of code: the law of survival at all costs.
Original title: Deadbolt
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives