A THOROUGHLY BAD INDIVIDUAL
How far would you go to help a friend who was in deep trouble on a crooked business deal?
Stan Flory, a successful corporate attorney, went too far, and got caught up in a scandal. He ended up as a beachcomber in Sarasota, Florida.
Now, years later, Stan's friend, Bud Richter, is back, asking for another favor--he wants Stan to defend him on a murder charge. When Stan reluctantly agrees, he finds himself outgunned by the prosecution, disturbed by Bud's dark family secrets, and overwhelmed by the allure of Bud's mercurial wife, Monica. To save Bud's life, Stan must dig deep into his own legal, physical, and moral strengths, and improvise an astonishing defense.
Mixing suspense, compassion, and dark humor, A Thoroughly Bad Individual is a story of how the scams that precipitated the Great Recession damaged the guilty and the innocent alike, and how unconditional loyalty to a flawed friend can both destroy and redeem.
"If it's a solid crime page-turner you're after, Biehl's novel will absolutely fit the bill. It's darkly funny in places and has some fantastic courtroom scenes that had me on the edge of my seat. It is, however, more than just a typical murder mystery: there are some highly interesting facets within the characters that really make the reader question their own sense of morality and justice. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a gripping and thought-provoking read.--This Is Writing