Partnership of Crime

A romantic legal thriller full of unexpected twists and turns. A riveting tale of intrigue you won't believe.

A young lawyer must face his fears and prove himself in an explosive case full of lies, greed, and deception, in Fred Witt’s taut debut novel, Partnership of Crime. A legal thriller full of unexpected twists and turns, its brisk dialogue and edge-of-your-seat pacing will keep readers enthralled until the very last page.

Ever since he defended himself against a traffic ticket in high school, Jeff Pearson wanted to become a lawyer. After the humiliation of being waitlisted for law school, he manages to land a job at a high-powered corporate law firm. His hopes of fitting in with his peers are immediately dashed, however, when he is handed a pro bono case for his first assignment.

With no hope of raking in any money for his firm, Jeff’s bosses pressure him to finish the job as quickly as possible. But Jeff can’t help feeling that there’s more to the case than meets the eye. His client, the wife of a white collar criminal who embezzled over $50 million from his company and disappeared shortly after his arrest, has been left behind to take the fall.

The government claims it’s owed $20 million in back taxes stemming from the stolen money, while Jeff believes his client shouldn’t be held responsible for taxes on money she says she knows nothing about. He hires a private eye named Allison Broadmore in the hope she can uncover the truth behind the headlines of this corporate scandal, but their working relationship quickly develops into something more as they get to know each other. As the day of the trial rapidly approaches, Jeff must fight for the truth if he is to win this impossible case. A tale of intrigue you won't believe.