Silent Witness

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What to expect

A Sam Kincaid Mystery

The armored-car robbery went awry, leaving two people dead, one a member of the gang believed responsible for the crime. Forty-five-year-old Walter Bradshaw is captured and charged with capital murder and aggravated robbery. Bradshaw, who leads an archconservative, antigovernment group of Mormon polygamists, now sits in a cell at the Utah State Prison awaiting trial. The rest of the Bradshaw gang remains at large.

Then two days before Bradshaw’s preliminary hearing, one of two witnesses to the robbery is stabbed and bludgeoned to death, and that same evening, the second witness, a young woman student of the University of Utah, narrowly escapes being kidnapped. Cops Sam Kincaid and Kate McConnell figure it’s not just coincidence and must once again look beneath the obvious in an increasingly dangerous scenario.

Critics Review

  • “A solid sequel to his well-received debut, The Commission (2007)…[Norman] has a good grasp of police procedure and writes with the same dogged, decent persistence that Sam displays.”

    Publishers Weekly
  • Silent Witness is a terrific read.”

    Julia Spencer-Fleming, Agatha Award–winning author
  • “This is a fast-paced, suspenseful mystery.”

    Booklist
  • “[An] authoritative, highly readable police procedural from a writer who earned his cop chops in the trenches.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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