TWO GIRLS WALK INTO A DENTIST’S OFFICE … BUT ONLY ONE WALKS OUT. YET IT’S NO JOKE, AND THERE ISN’T A PUNCH-LINE.
Instead, it’s the start of another gripping one-of-a-kind case for the quick-thinking, frequently outrageous Tug Wyler, the New York City malpractice lawyer whose clients are as unpredictable as he is.
Nelly Rivera, when Tug first sees her, lies helpless in a hospital bed. Once sassy, active and ambitious, she’s now a young woman with an uncertain future and a present seemingly tied to dependency. Discovering exactly what happened to her and who was responsible, however, is just one of Tug’s goals. For he soon enough learns Nelly’s recently inherited a hefty sum from her late father’s life insurance. Which definitely complicates matters.
WHEN NOTHING’S STRAIGHTFORWARD ABOUT A PERSONAL INJURY CASE, MAVERICK NEW YORK ATTORNEY TUG WYLER IS THE EVER-INGENIOUS, HARD-CHARGING FELLOW TO TURN TO. BUT WHAT HAPPENS IF, AS IN ELTON’S CASE, THE BIGGEST SURPRISES AREN’T THE ONES HE’S HIMSELF SPRINGING?
Wrongfully locked up for a crime he didn’t commit, the wheelchair-bound Elton Cribbs immediate situation soon goes from bad to tragic. Could it have happened that, while in custody and being transported with less than suitable care in a police van he suffered the injuries which rendered him a paraplegic? Certainly, ever since then—for the past decade—he’s led the life of an aggrieved victim, seeking justice while rejecting pity.
A TEEN-AGED GIRL CAN BE AMONG THE MOST VULNERABLE OF HUMAN BEINGS. AND THE PREYED-UPON YOUNG WOMAN AT THE DARK CENTER OF JENNA’S CASE IS CERTAIN TO WIN THE HEART OF READERS JUST AS SHE HAS THAT OF HER SWORN LEGAL CHAMPION, THE STRATEGICALLY EDGE-PUSHING, EVER-RESOURCEFUL NEW YORK ATTORNEY TUG WYLER.
Believing Jenna Radcliff to be the victim of a Brooklyn doctor willing to put greed above his oath to do no harm, Tug takes on her case with deeply felt zeal. Yet what he quickly comes to understand is that his new client—once an obviously bright, outgoing girl (and ace neighborhood double-Dutch jump-roper)—is now a nearly mute shadow of her former self.
Andy’s first novel, Suzy’s Case, published by Scribner, a Division of Simon & Schuster, chronicles an instance when the TBI victim is a little girl from Brooklyn whose future had been filled with tremendous promise. With little Suzy Williams Andy wanted to put a human face on a reality he knows so well from his daily working life: the intensity of the experience of traumatic brain injury victims and their families. Suzy’s Case was selected by People.com Magazine as a best beach read for 2013; as a Suspense Magazine Best Book of 2012; as a Poisoned Pen Bookstore 2012 Best Debut Novel, and as a Top 100 Books of 2012 by Conversations Book Club.