John Adam Wasowicz, author
Daingerfield Island is a legal thriller, featuring Elmo Katz, an Alexandria, VA, defense attorney and former city prosecutor. Although he is no stranger to the twisted truths that lurk in the justice system, Katz's world is upended when he find himself entangled in a complex terrorist plot. Places he once navigated with ease are now obscured by shadows as Katz weaves his way through political intrigue, courtroom machinations, and police skulduggery to save what's left of the truth -- and himself.
Wasowicz’s promising legal thriller series launch introduces savvy Washington, D.C., defense attorney Elmo Katz. Elmo is retained by Nate Harding, who the police believe was involved in the drowning of Libby Lewis, the chief of staff for the Senate Intelligence Committee, who was found floating in the Potomac River near Daingerfield Island. But Elmo doesn’t know that Harding has been working with a shady CIA operative, Jack Smith, who planned to lure a lone wolf terrorist into a trap on the island with Lewis’s help. Lewis was going to pass him a flash drive that ostensibly contained details to facilitate a hit on a “flamboyant Arabian sheik,” but that daring covert operation went awry. Smith convinces Harding to offer himself up as a temporary murder suspect, to give Smith a chance to cover his tracks and to develop a new plan to catch the terrorist. Elmo must look beyond his new client’s questionable representation to learn the truth about the congressional staffer’s death. Wasowicz’s experience as a trial attorney is put to good use in courtroom scenes, and he’s equally adept with action sequences. (BookLife)