Bearing False Witness

When a Marshal with the Federal Witness Protection Program reaches out to Alec Stover for help in finding one of his witnesses who has dropped out of sight, Alec thinks this might be an interesting case. Leonard Kopekne has been in WITSEC for twelve years after testifying in a murder trial against a Miami mob boss. But when he learns he has a daughter in Birmingham, Alabama, Leonard decides to break protocol and contact his old girlfriend in hopes of meeting her. The trouble begins as soon as he arrives and Alec quickly finds himself square in the middle of everything.

Alec teams up with homicide detective Emma Radcliffe and US Marshal Diana Davis to try to find Leonard before anyone gets caught in the crossfire as the mafia comes to town looking for payback. But as everyone soon discovers, Leonard has a few tricks up his sleeve and is quite capable of looking out for himself, even when kill-or-be-killed becomes the order of the day.

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About the Author…
Merrill Heath

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6 responses to “Bearing False Witness

  1. Clay Evans

    Hey Merrill
    Very interesting stuff > did not know you are a writer. We were up your way at Smith yesterday but did not see you.



  2. Clay, I’m glad you found my site. Hope you like what you read and will come back to get a copy of the finished product.

    I haven’t been to Smith in a while but hope to get up there soon. I’ll keep an eye out for you.


  3. Lee

    Hey Merrill,
    Looking forward to a quick read. This is a great idea that I will share with all my friends.

  4. Ellen

    I want to know more about Alec’s own story and
    see more of him in action, but this is skillfully plotted and lures you on, chapter after
    chapter. The dialogue is just great, and I can
    really imagine a TV series.

    Keep ’em coming.

  5. chukmaty

    Really like that book cover, your profile pic grabbed my attention on Konrath’s blog because I had nightmares about a guy wearing a rain hat, trench coat and mask for years when I was a child and am writing a fantasy novel were the villain takes on that guise in dreams.

    Best of luck on your writing and pubing!

  6. Thanks, Chuk. I hope my writing doesn’t contribute to your nightmares. Good luck with your writing, as well.


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