'The King of Lies moves and reads like a book on fire & An amazing new talent.' Pat Conroy
Jackson Workman Pickens `Work` to his friends an unambitious lawyer in a small Southern town, has some serious baggage. His mother died a year ago from a `fall` down the family`s colonial staircase and his father, Ezra, has been missing ever since. Work is left to deal with his psychologically damaged sister, his father`s legal caseload and his own rocky marriage. Power and greed bring many enemies, especially for a man as cruel as Ezra Pickens, so when his body turns up pretty much everyone in town is a suspect but only one man is charged with the murder! With time, his wife and public opinion against him, Work embarks on his toughest case yet: proving his own innocence. His investigation will uncover a web of intrigue he could never have imagined and he soon realises that no one is above suspicion even those he loves most.