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The Advocate's Daughter

Coming March 22, 2016 from St. Martin's Press/Minotaur

Among Washington, D.C. power players, everyone has secrets they desperately want to keep hidden, including Sean Serrat, a Supreme Court lawyer, who transformed his misspent youth into a model adulthood and one of the most respected legal careers in the country.

But just as he learns he's on the short list to be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, his daughter, a talented law student, goes missing. Her lifeless body is soon found and her boyfriend arrested, with damning evidence against him.

While Sean and his family work through their grief in the days that follow, Sean begins to suspect the authorities arrested the wrong man. As he delves into the mysteries of his daughter's last days, Sean discovers a trail of secrets about his daughter—secrets that may lead back to Sean's own shrouded past.


Advanced Praise for THE ADVOCATE'S DAUGHTER

"THE ADVOCATE'S DAUGHTER is a smart, suspenseful thriller filled with insider knowledge of the Supreme Court, D.C. politics, and collisions between the two. It's also an absorbing story about families and the sacrifices we make for the people we love."
   —Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of All Day and a Night

"Smart, sophisticated, suspenseful, and written with real insider authenticity. A winner."
   —Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Anthony Franze is back and better than ever with THE ADVOCATE'S DAUGHTER—a brilliant thriller that's smart, well-written, and heart-stopping."
   —Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author

"Fans of House of Cards will love THE ADVOCATE'S DAUGHTER, a thriller that gives us a real insider's view of a Washington most of us will never see. The tension starts on the very first page, and keeps ratcheting up. Once it grabs you it won't let go."
   —Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of The Fixer

"THE ADVOCATE'S DAUGHTER keeps twisting and turning right up until its shock of an ending. Long-buried secrets and shadowy agendas murderously collide—smack in the middle of a heated Supreme Court nomination clash. Anthony Franze evokes the inner workings and backstage machinations of this hidden world with deftness and verisimilitude. Read and marvel."
   —Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times bestselling author of Orphan X

"A taut and twisting thriller, THE ADVOCATE'S DAUGHTER is also a sensitive meditation on family and the price of secrets we keep from each other—and from ourselves. It crackles with authenticity and moves with an irresistible momentum. Fans of Brad Meltzer and John Grisham need to add Anthony Franze to their must-read list."
   —Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Love You