The Judas Dilemma: A Rian Coulter Novel

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When Public Defender Rian Coulter moved to Pensacola from Birmingham, she thought she’d escaped the specter of a vicious serial killer preying on young women. A killer that was never caught. 

Unaware that the horror has followed her to her new home, Rian juggles her caseload and her family life. But when the car of the latest victim appears in her reserved parking space, she is dragged into the spotlight and must confront the truth: it’s personal.

As Rian desperately tries to uncover the identity of the killer, she is hounded by law enforcement, the media, and a powerful political party. She must walk the line between her duties to her community and her profession, knowing that by choosing one, she’ll betray the other.

It’s a Judas Dilemma.

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About the Author:

Robert Heath is the author of the Rian Coulter Novel series, including The Judas Dilemma and the soon to be published sequel. As a nationally-certified civil trial attorney, Heath has been a practicing lawyer for almost forty years, serving as both prosecution and defense. He has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 lawyers in Florida. He lives in Pensacola, Florida with his wife, Debbie, and two Cavalier King Charles spaniels, Atti and Boo Radley. For more information about Robert and his upcoming novels, visit his website:

From Publishers Weekly:

Heath draws effectively on his experience as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney to present an interesting ethical dilemma for the heroine of his debut. Rian Coulter, who has found her calling as a public defender in Pensacola, Fla., has been struggling to remain engaged in her job, amid budget cuts that have forced her to cover routine cases. That situation changes when a serial killer begins sexually assaulting and strangling women in the area. His MO, which includes hog-tying his victims, matches a series of eight previous killings in Birmingham, Ala., committed more than seven years earlier, at a time when Rian worked in private practice in that city. Rian suspects that one of her clients is the killer, but should she violate client confidentiality in the hope of preventing more murders? As the attorney gradually puts the pieces of the mystery together, Heath heightens the suspense with sections from the killer’s perspective. (BookLife)\n

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