Dead Stick

978-1-62288-190-1 Cloth
6 x 9 x 0 in
220 pp.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018

Ryan Conley is a marine second lieutenant stationed in Abu Al Khasib, Iraq. Just as he is about to rotate out of the war zone, Ryan is severely wounded and granted a medical discharge, so he can return home to the family ranch in Sweetwater, Texas, to focus his energy on recovery. But life never goes as planned for the young marine, and he is unexpectedly found dead.

Jake Conley is Ryan’s brother and a Texas civil trial lawyer who never backs down from a fight. He has no intention of letting his brother’s death go unanswered and travels half-way around the world to Baghdad looking for answers. It is in this burning, war-scraped land, Jake discovers that swords cut both ways.

From Mexico City to Dallas and points in between, the gritty, street-wise attorney dodges one attempt after another on his life while trying to unravel his brother’s mysterious death. Against long odds and overwhelming legal adversaries, Conley battles to the end.

Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press