Cold Record

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Pub Date 17 Nov 2023 | Archive Date 31 Mar 2024

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Where Is the Line Between Guilt and Innocence?

“A remarkable and compelling courtroom drama” – Kirkus Starred Reviews

“A harrowing examination of truth, justice and the meaning of virtue . . .” – BookishElf

After a young woman is found brutally murdered on an estate in remote northern California, detectives swiftly identify and arrest Andrew Rodarte, a young man passing through the area, for the crime. Returning to the arena after years away, veteran DA Sonya Brandstetter takes on the prosecution of Rodarte as a personal mission, while junior prosecutor John Patrick Howland – assisting to his own surprise – does little more than watch. But after a startling revelation at his trial raises the stakes for Rodarte, a late crisis irrevocably alters its course. And years later, Howland is called upon to revisit the killing, its agonizing aftermath, and the layered nature of truth itself.

In this gripping debut novel, ideally suited for fans of courtroom drama and subtle legal mysteries, author Eric Ferguson draws on his 19 years of experience as a criminal prosecutor to create a powerful, authentic story of justice sought and served. Reflective and moving, Cold Record vividly explores the impact of a brutal crime on all those it touches – the victim and those who mourn her, those who seek justice in her wake, and even the defendant himself, whose own elusive narrative ultimately decides his fate.

Where Is the Line Between Guilt and Innocence?

“A remarkable and compelling courtroom drama” – Kirkus Starred Reviews

“A harrowing examination of truth, justice and the meaning of virtue . . .” –...


Advance Praise

''Ferguson presents his readers with a story that begins as a relatively straightforward Law & Order-style procedural, but soon takes the reader on a ride that turns out to be much wilder than your average TV mystery. The author has nearly two decades of experience as an attorney in Southern California, and his deep knowledge of court proceedings is on full display through his novel’s many twists and turns.'' – Kirkus Starred Reviews

''Ferguson presents his readers with a story that begins as a relatively straightforward Law & Order-style procedural, but soon takes the reader on a ride that turns out to be much wilder than your...


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