About the Book
Melanie Simpson is desperate when she calls 911 for help controlling her psychotic husband, Jared. When a dangerous and brutal police lieutenant responds, he shoots Jared with his Electric Gun, initiating cardiac arrest. After their son seeks revenge, the police lieutenant kills him as well. A shocked and grieving Melanie asks family for help. Now it is up to her brother, Jason “Bear” Judge, an ex-FBI agent turned trial attorney, to vindicate Melanie. After he prosecutes Lieutenant Vincenzo Sparafucile for police brutality and the unscrupulous CEO of the electric gun company for failing to warn that his gun could kill, Bear narrowly escapes multiple attempts on his life. As the trial begins, Bear’s legal clash with the police and the gun company becomes threatened when his dark history with the FBI surfaces and creates a riveting courtroom drama that culminates in a life-and-death battle between two determined men. In this legal thriller, justice confronts greed in a compelling power struggle as a trial attorney seeks retribution for the murders of his brother-in-law and nephew by a ruthless police officer and a company that values profit over life.
About the Author
Doug Zipes graduated from Dartmouth College, Harvard Medical School, and Duke University Medical Center. He is on the editorial board and writes a health column for the Saturday Evening Post, is editor-in-chief of two cardiology journals, and has published nearly nine hundred medical articles and sixteen cardiology textbooks. He is the author of three novels, a memoir, and multiple short stories. His first novel, The Black Widows, was a Foreword Reviews Book of the Year finalist. Dr. Zipes and his wife have three children, five grandchildren, and live in Carmel, Indiana, and Bonita Springs, Florida. He dedicates Bear’s Promise to brave law enforcement men and women all over the world.