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WHISTLEBLOWER Mike Stratton, a disbarred attorney, recently released from federal prison, wakes up in jail in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, his boyhood hometown, suffering from amnesia and charged with the rape and murder of Diane Lawson, a high school girlfriend, whose half-naked body was found in his Winnebago at a local campground. Stratton's last memory is arriving unannounced at his Encino home, where he discovered his wife, Shiela, playing house with Gordon Heller—his best friend, former law partner, and a co-participant in the insider-trading scheme that sent Stratton to prison. When C. J. Hagerty, the feisty and eccentric female attorney appointed to defend Stratton, wins a bail hearing, Stratton is forced to confront his own demons as he sets out to discover if he, or someone else, killed Diane Lawson. Set against the background of colorful San Diego, Whistleblower is a tightly crafted murder mystery and courtroom drama that will have readers turning the pages until the final plot-twisting denouement.