Meet My Characters
Alex Stone is a Public Defender, devoted to representing people charged with a crime who can’t afford a lawyer. More often than not, her clients and cases are lost causes. But the dismal odds only encourage her. Long, lean, and ropy from years of early-morning workouts, she knows only one way to live and one way to try a case: bear down and go all out.
Lou Mason is a fourth generation Kansas City resident and lawyer. Orphaned at the age of three, he was brought up by his aunt, Claire Mason, the other lawyer in the family, and her long term partner and homicide detective Harry Ryman. Lou’s parents’ death in a car accident was mysterious, and it still troubles him in his quieter moments. Not that his life is often quiet… far from it!
In Jack Davis’ world only liars, drunks and guilty people shake uncontrollably. Then he joins their ranks. After 25 years as an FBI Special Agent, Jack is forced to retire because a mysterious movement disorder that makes him shake, sometimes bending him in half, sometimes strangling his speech. The cause and cure are unknown and Jack’s condition colors his entire life. So much so that it ends his FBI career. In his new guise of part time private detective, he can’t predict when the shakes will start… he just knows they will. Most of the time he just hopes he isn’t holding a gun when it happens.