Spinning a new twist to the legal drama genre, Frank Turner Hollon explores the moral and the controversial in his third novel, A Thin Difference.
Jack Skinner is a criminal defense attorney in a small town in Southern Alabama. His personal life has declined into a battlefield of divorces, bitter children, and tax debt, but the courtroom has always been a safe haven from his otherwise dismal life. For twenty-five years he has lived under a terrible allegation that has dominated his existence and alienated his family.
One morning a stranger appears at his office with a pile of cash asking for some minor legal assistance. But two days later the stranger is arrested for the brutal murder of a rich, elderly widow, and Jack takes on the murder case. With his instincts dulled by his belief in his client’s innocence, he sets out to win the biggest case he has ever undertaken. In the process, the two lives of Jack Skinner, his personal and professional, are set on a collision course and the unexpected is only the beginning.
Frank Turner Hollon lives in Alabama with his wife and children. He is the author of The God File, A Thin Difference, The Point of Fracture, The Wait, Austin and Emily, and Life Is A Strange Place which was developed into the movie Barry Munday. The film Blood and Circumstance, based on Frank's novel by the same title, is currently in production.
“A Thin Difference is the riveting merging of legal thriller and existential tale…It is as victim, rather than hero, that Jack Skinner is the most touching, for he discovers – as must we all – that there is a thin difference between who we want to be and who we actually are.”
— The Anniston Star
Publication Date: September 16, 2005
trim size: 7.9 x 5 x 0.7