20 year-old murder case subject of Palm Beach County mystery novel by John Scanlan

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Sunbury Press has released John Scanlan’s second novel “Victims of Circumstance.” set in Florida’s Palm Beach County.

voc_fcAbout the Book:

For twenty years he knew the man who murdered his wife.  He knew he was where he belonged: in a jail cell, never again to see the light of day as a free man.  It didn’t help Chris Redgrave move on, but it was enough.  Then the new city-slicker State Attorney of Palm Beach County came to pay him a visit.  He told Chris of advances in DNA testing.  He told him of recanted witness statements and a racist, good ol’ boy culture that mistook an innocent man for a guilty one.  And he told him of Julian Anderson’s release from prison.

As his closure unravels and memories of his wife’s brutal death haunt him once again, Chris wages war with himself over if he can accept that his wife’s true killer has lived free for the past two decades.  But when the new investigation into his wife’s murder unearths clues that indicate Anderson may be guilty after all, Chris is convinced he had it right all along.  Knowing that the politically motivated State Attorney will never admit he made a mistake, Chris is forced to examine just how far he will go to achieve justice.

About the Author:

John Scanlan is a police officer on the picturesque island of Palm Beach in South Eastern Florida. After moving south from the small, western New York village of Le Roy in 2005, he subsequently fell in love with South Florida’s tropical beauty and laid back lifestyle, which is the backdrop for his first novel, Of Guilt and Innocence, and this novel.

A graduate of Brockport College, John’s previous endeavors include training with the United States Border Patrol in Charleston, South Carolina and working as a legal aid for the former Immigration and Naturalization Service in Buffalo, New York. He currently resides in Martin County, Florida with his wife, two daughters, and son.

Victims of Circumstance

Authored by John Scanlan

List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
210 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063705
ISBN-10: 1620063700
BISAC: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural

Also available on Nook and Kindle

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