Mar 31 2016 10:00am

The Advocate’s Daughter: Audio Excerpt

Anthony Franze

The Advocate's Daughter by Anthony Franze begins when respected Supreme Court lawyer, Sean Serrat, is nominated for the Supreme Court and his daughter Abby goes missing. Shortly after her disappearance, her corpse is left to be discovered in the library of the Supreme Court. Launching his own personal investigation, Sean uncovers illicit secrets about his own family and some of the most powerful men in the country—men who plan on never giving him the chance to expose the truth.

Listen to an excerpt of The Advocate's Daughter by Anthony Franze, and then make sure you're signed in and comment at the bottom for a chance to win an Advanced Listening Copy of Franze's newest thriller!

Among Washington D.C. power players, everyone has secrets they desperately want to keep hidden, including Sean Serrat, a Supreme Court lawyer. Sean transformed his misspent youth into a model adulthood, and now has 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, Abby, a talented and dedicated law student, goes missing. Abby's lifeless body is soon found in the library of the Supreme Court, and her boyfriend, Malik Montgomery, a law clerk at the high court, is immediately arrested. The ensuing media frenzy leads to allegations that Malik's arrest was racially motivated, sparking a national controversy.

While the Serrat family works through their grief, Sean begins to suspect the authorities arrested the wrong person. Delving into the mysteries of his daughter's last days, Sean stumbles over secrets within his own family as well as the lies of some of the most powerful people in the country. People who will stop at nothing to ensure that Sean never exposes the truth.

Anthony Franze is a prominent D.C. lawyer and frequent media commentator on the Supreme Court, lending real-world expertise to this gripping thriller. Listen to veteran narrator Robert Petkoff read an exclusive excerpt of The Advocate's Daughter and be sure to comment to enter for a chance to win a copy of the unabridged audiobook CD!



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Anthony Franze has garnered national praise for his work as a lawyer in the Appellate and Supreme Court practice of a major Washington D.C. law firm. The New York Times, Washington Post, and other prominent news outlets have quoted or cited Franze concerning the Supreme Court, and he has been a commentator on high-court issues for The New Republic, Bloomberg, and National Law Journal. He lives in the Washington D.C. area with his family.

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