TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2018 /CNW/ - Simon & Schuster Canada is proud to announce the acquisition of the debut thriller by former Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin. The novel, entitled FULL DISCLOSURE, will be published on May 1, 2018
From the gritty streets of Vancouver to the fateful halls of justice, FULL DISCLOSURE is a razor-sharp thriller that pulses with authenticity and intrigue.
When the affluent and enigmatic Vincent Trussardi is accused of his wife's murder, tough-as-nails defense attorney Jilly Truitt agrees to defend him, despite predictions that the case is a sure loser and warnings to stay away from the Trussardi family. With her reputation and Vincent's life on the line, Jilly tries to unravel the web of secrets surrounding the murder. As she digs deeper, she uncovers a startling revelation that will change not only the case, but her life forever.
"FULL DISCLOSURE grew out of my experience as a lawyer and judge, and my lifelong fascination with the criminal justice system," says Beverley McLachlin. "Fascination, first, with the wrongs the criminal justice system seeks to right and the consequences it imposes on those caught in its web. Fascination, second, with the people who labour in the criminal justice system – the police, the prosecutors and the defense lawyers who seek to defend the indefensible. And, finally, with the overarching question of crime and punishment, a subject that engages us all."
"We couldn't be more excited to welcome Beverley McLachlin to our list," says Kevin Hanson, President and Publisher of Simon & Schuster Canada. "McLachlin's brilliant legal mind shines through on every page of FULL DISCLOSURE, with its engaging cast of lawyers, private eyes, and informants."
Beverley McLachlin is the former chief justice of Canada, the first woman to hold that position. FULL DISCLOSURE is her first novel.
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