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Do You Solemnly Swear? by @linwilder is a Celebrate Audiobook Month pick #thriller #audiobook

Title: Do You Solemnly Swear? A Nation of Law-The Dark Side

Author: Lin Wilder

Genre: Thriller, Medical Mystery

Book Blurb:

What if your former girlfriend decides to use her 6-year-old daughter to punish you for breaking up with her?

How do you prove that you are innocent of the worst case of sexual perversion against a child?

Is it possible to refute the lies of a beautiful, seemingly innocent, little girl?

When Gabe McAllister, decorated former Marine and respected Texas State Trooper, walked out of his condo in West Houston on a Tuesday morning to head to a meeting of the newly formed task force of the DEA, Texas State Police and Border Patrol, he found five Houston cops waiting to collar him for the rape of 6-year-old Annie Bridges.

His next several days and weeks are a blur as he realizes belatedly that he has no chance against his diminutive accuser. His implicit trust in the fairness of the justice system shattered, McAllister lands in the Huntsville prison, sentenced to three counts of 20-to-life sentences.

In the sequel to The Fragrance Shed By a Violet, Lin Wilder embroils characters in another complex web of dysfunctional family, deceit, revenge, and the politics of courtrooms. Pulitzer Prize reporter Kate Townsend's front page story for her newspaper, The Houston Tribune, about a juror - the foreman of McAllister's jury - stepping forward to speak about the case and her concern about why McAllister was not granted a retrial, galvanizes Houstonians once again: Had a Houston jury convicted another innocent person?

Dr. Lindsey McCall, former inmate at Huntsville and now Medical Director at the Prisons, and Rich Jansen, Chief Warden at the prisons, are faced with the all-too-familiar question of just how involved should they get as Townsend begins to dig into the background of little Annie Bridges and her mother. When Townsend reveals the details of her new investigative series: A Nation of Law: The Dark Side, Jansen is more than intrigued.

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What makes this a must-listen audiobook?

Do You Solemnly Swear is a very clever, well written account of a man wrongly convicted of a horrific crime. The story takes place in Huntsville Texas, and the man is an ex-state trooper and serviceman. From the onset, he faces the accusations and repercussions as assuming he is guilty. With the support of those around him, there begins a legal battle to clear his name. Wilder effectively conveys the failings in the American justice system, and the darkness that can be found in human nature. An effective crime story laden with suspense and political overtones, and highlighting a topic which is all too prevalent in current news stories. An interesting book, I would recommend it to readers who enjoy courtroom drama as the author excelled in the writing during these parts.”


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Runs June 5 – June 30.

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Author Biography:

Lin Wilder is the author of the Lindsey McCall medical mystery series, which includes The Fragrance Shed By A Violet, Do You Solemnly Swear? A Price for Genius and Malthus Revisited.

Her memoir, Finding the Narrow Path, recounts her journey away from God and back again.

She is the recipient of numerous awards for her work, including five Feathered Quills, five IAN’s, four NABE Pinnacles, two Literary Titans, three NN Lights, and a Readers Favorite Best Book. She lives in northern Nevada.

Signed copies of her books can be purchased at Her weekly blog ranks in the first third of the top 100 Christian blogs and book reviews.

Narrator Biography:

Mark Kamish arrived at his audiobook narration career via several others. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Army Ranger School, the Defense Language Institute (German), and law school, he has found himself in many different roles—a field artillery officer in the 82nd Airborne Division and in Germany; an engineer and manager in corporate America; and most recently, a criminal defense attorney for over sixteen years. A veteran stage actor as well, Mark's theatrical and professional experiences (especially as a trial lawyer in the courtroom, telling his clients' stories to juries) bring an ease, presence, and authenticity to his storytelling. His narration performances have been praised as authentic, versatile, intimate, and brilliant.

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Jun 20, 2020

Thank you, Lin, for sharing your audiobook in our Celebrate Audiobook Month event. This is one of our favorites by you.

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