A lawyer on the run from her own firm. Can she uncover their secrets in time to save herself?
Greta Vinet Seville, E-Discovery Counsel and Deputy General Counsel at the international law firm of Coarse & Cotton, finds herself on the run from her own firm after absconding with firm data to conduct her investigation, and enlists a diverse cast of friends and experts to help her comb through the mountains of data that confirms a trail of corruption that has shaped generations.
Her off-the-books, rag-tag legal team includes a genius litigation technology professional, a possibly psychopathic (but effective) summer associate, an AP investigative reporter, a classical painting art restorer, Greta’s philosophy professor brother, and Greta’s love interest, a compliance attorney at Tenkill. Romance, action, technology law, corruption are all explored, and married with Greta’s personal backstory about a renegade, vigilante aunt who’s been on the run for decades and fighting her own politically-charged battles.
They create a make-shift war room in a historic Salem, Massachusetts home, and their pursuit of more evidence leads them in action-packed chases around Boston…and a massive hospital—Tenkill—that is at the center of the corruption. But this investigation is like no other Greta has ever conducted, as people who have millions to lose and careers to ruin have and will kill to keep what she seeks to uncover secret.
A surrealist thriller for fans of early John Grisham, with an all-female-led cast, and a secret at the end that will shake you to your core.
Beyond spinning a tale, though, the author uses her storytelling chops to declare her outrage over real-life human-rights abuses—the book is dedicated to ‘Asylum seekers. The ACLU. [And] All lawyers representing asylum seekers’—and to shine a light on them, making Tenkill as much a call to action as a thriller. Far more than just an energetic page-turner, it’s a commentary on our country’s recent four-year flirtation with anarchy. And in Greta Seville, readers have a fictional embodiment of every American still fighting to keep our democracy alive.”
—Washington Independent Review of Books
—Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of House on Fire
—Hank Phillippi Ryan
“I’m not sure I can adequately express how much I loved this book. It’s a legal thriller, sure, but also so much more. I loved this cast of characters, the plot moves at a delicious breathtaking pace, and yet everything is so richly drawn and emotional. It’s been compared to The Firm, which I also loved, but I think it’s better. I’d read the hell out of a sequel, or whatever else Shannon writes.”
—Tara Laskowski, author of One Night Gone
—Emily Carpenter, Amazon bestselling author of Burying The Honeysuckle Girls and Every Single Secret
—Elisabeth Elo, author of Finding Katarina M. and North of Boston
—Margaret Murphy, Dagger-winning author of Before He Kills Again