The Safecracker—A Novel


Idealistic young lawyer Patricia Egan has a housemate she doesn’t like and a criminal case she doesn’t want—defending a professional safecracker who seems far removed from her boutique law firm’s premier client, a group of Carolina cities pursuing a visionary alternative energy project. But the safecracker and some city officials and investors in the project are closely linked in their respective criminal enterprises, something they want no one to discover, certainly not Patricia and her accidental housemate and fellow lawyer, Jack Alexander.

The Safecracker is recommended by the US Review of Books.
book review by Joe Kilgore

“More than one safe gets cracked in this intriguing tale that has a John Grisham or Scott Turow feel to it. In addition to the heavy metal safe inside the Mexican fast-food restaurant with a lot less cash than is expected, there is also the paper trail safe that leads to a land grab for a lot more cash than most people can imagine. What one has to do with the other and how a couple of young lawyers unravel hidden connections between the two are at the heart of this legal thriller.”

Recommended by the Midwest Book Review                                                                            “A deftly crafted and simply riveting suspense thriller of a novel by an author with an impressively effective narrative storytelling style, “The Safecracker” by James Garrison will prove to be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to community library Mystery/Suspense collections. Unreservedly recommended for the personal reading lists of all dedicated suspense/thriller enthusiasts …”