That’s what Santa Fe surgeon Dr. Robert Roybal managed to tell the 911 operator.
When the sheriff and district attorney responded to the call, the doctor said he would speak only to New York criminal defense lawyer Jon Willard.
Because of their past relationship, within twelve hours Willard was sitting across from Roybal in Santa Fe. He listened to the physician’s anguished story of his wife’s battle with terminal bilateral ovarian cancer, and of her death the night before.
After carefully reviewing the facts, the district attorney declined to prosecute. But politicians with their own agenda overruled him.
Willard's nemesis, the new attorney general, indicts Dr. Robert Roybal for the first-degree murder of his wife.
For several reasons—especially because Willard fervently believes in the right to die with dignity and without pain—the lawyer agrees to defend Roybal. The media quickly calls it "the Mercy Killing Case."
But will there be mercy for Willard’s client—or for himself?
As the right-to-die case ignites into a blazing public controversy, not only will Jon Willard’s reputation be at risk.
So will his own life . . .
Don't miss these previous suspenseful courtroom novels in the Jon Willard series:
Book 1: THE PALADIN CURSE by Erika and Henry Mark Holzer
Book 2: A FOOL FOR A CLIENT by Henry Mark Holzer
Book 3: JUSTICE DELAYED, IS JUSTICE DENIED by Henry Mark Holzer
Book 4: ABUSE OF POWER by Henry Mark Holzer
And don't miss Erika Holzer's previous bestselling novels, also available on Amazon:
Freedom Bridge -- a gripping Cold War spy thriller, chosen as a Literary Guild featured selection, and . . .
Eye for an Eye -- a white-knuckle vigilante crime thriller, which became a major motion picture starring Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland, and Ed Harris.