The Drowning

by John Clark



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/29/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 258
ISBN : 9781524586928
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 258
ISBN : 9781524586911

About the Book

A small-time, down-and-out, poverty-stricken, alcoholic sixty-one-year-old attorney is offered the case of a lifetime: a wrongful death claim involving the drowning of a young man in Long Beach, Washington. He must pull himself together in order to competently handle the case, and he must find the strength and resources that will allow him to bring it to resolution. His adversary is a large Seattle defense law firm. Soon after accepting the case, strange and unpleasant things begin happening to him and those around him. These events become increasingly dangerous and life-threatening. It comes down to a race between the trial date and whether the lawyer can hold on emotionally and financially until then. The case causes him to lose one romantic relationship and start another.

About the Author

Mr. Clark is a retired attorney, having practiced general civil law in southwestern Washington State for thirty four years. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served with the United States Marine Corps from 1966-67 in DaNang, Vietnam. Mr. Clark graduated from Coe College, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1972, with degrees in both Economics and Psychology. In 1975, he graduated from Willamette University School of Law in Salem Oregon. He passed the Washington State Bar Examination the same year. Mr. Clark is divorced. He has three adult children from previous marriages. He currently resides in Grays Harbor County, Washington, where he is enrolled in a journalism program at a local college. He is a frequent contributor to the editorial pages of Grays Harbor newspapers, as well as to the college student publication. In addition to novels, he writes short stories and poetry and has authored many appellate legal briefs.