Kelly was a pro until his niece was murdered right before his eyes. His family says he failed her, but Kelly can't share his one shocking, secret--and criminal--act of vengeance. Now, fellow detectives digging in another case can end Kelly's career and send him to jail. Kelly must ignore this looming doom and focus on protecting a boy from his pedophile father in a slam-dunk trial. Except the hotshot defense attorney is his new girlfriend Rachel Cohen, who shares wonderful news but hides her duty to destroy him on the stand. And she can't reveal that she's investigating a twisted team of drug cops. While his friends work in secret to save him, Kelly is forced to the breaking point--and beyond.
Mark Bergin graduated from Boston University with a degree in journalism, then worked four years as a newspaper reporter, winning the Virginia Press Association Award for general news reporting before joining the Alexandria, Virginia, Police Department in 1986. Twice named Police Officer of the Year for narcotics and robbery investigations, he served in most of the posts described in Apprehension and rose to the rank of lieutenant. Bergin lives in Alexandria, Virginia and Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, with his wife Ruth, an attorney and former public defender. They have two children. Write him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow his blog at markberginwriter.com.