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Rampage
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Rampage

Now available from Turner Publishing

"One of the better courtroom dramas of recent years."
   —New York Times

A killer so savage and sly that the brutal frenzy of his crimes makes an unassailable insanity defense—such is the opponent facing Tony Fraser, a young D.A. willing to risk anything, everything, for a sentence of death. Plotted against by court psychiatrists, tormented by vanishing evidence and fugitive witnesses, his own wife a target, Fraser finds himself checkmated by the accused until he seizes an opportunity to go beyond the letter of the law.

Adapted into a motion picture by director William Friedkin ("The Exorcist," "The French Connection," and "Killer Joe").

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Turner Publishing, paperback, June 2014, ISBN: 9781620454695
Leisure Books, paperback, July 2005, ISBN: 9780843954951
St. Martin's Press, hardcover, March 1985, ISBN: 9780312663506


Gangland

Gangland

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"Please do not miss this one."
   —Cleveland Plain Dealer

Hector Molina controls Gangland. From behind prison bars, he rules a ruthless gang of renegades who deal in extortion, drugs, and death. U.S. attorney Claude Massingill is determined to expose Gangland. He's got Molina locked up as a protected witness for a trial that's sure to make headlines—and Molina couldn't ask for a better hideout than the one the government is giving him. Now, Assistant D.A. Mike Swanson needs to penetrate Gangland . . . and fast. He's got to break through the federal fence, get to Molina, and convict the notorious prison ganglord of murder . . . before someone ends up dead.

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Turner Publishing, paperback, July 2014, ISBN: 9781620454701
Leisure Books, paperback, October 2007, ISBN: 9780843957051
St. Martin's Press, hardcover, July 1988, ISBN: 9780312017644


Fugitive City

Fugitive City

Reissue now available from Turner Publishing

"The author knows how to manipulate the legal angles
and he keeps the story moving at a frantic pace."

   —Richmond Times Dispatch

A one-man crime wave is shaking the peaceful city of Santa Maria, California, and no place is safe. Kenny Trask, an unpredictable, high-strung, shockingly violent convict, has just escaped from prison and is intent on putting together enough cash to bankroll a new life for himself, his ex-cellmate, and the female defense attorney he believes they must "rescue." Only one man is willing to stand in the way: Robby Medavoy, a cop who's been called a hero, whose unorthodox style has fueled the resentment of rival officers and the suspicions of his superiors. With a contract on his life from his department's SWAT team, Medavoy must put everything on the line to pull Trask in—his reputation, his survival, and, unexpectedly, the woman he comes to love.

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Turner Publishing, paperback, August 2014, ISBN: 9781620454718
St. Martin's Press, hardcover, December 1990, ISBN: 9780312050931


Broken Trust
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Broken Trust

(previously Court of Honor)
Reissue now available from Turner Publishing

"What Joseph Wambaugh did for law enforcement, William P. Wood will do for the judiciary."
   —Tulsa World

Superior Court Judge Timothy Nash thought the brutal murder trial in his court would be like many he'd presided over before. He didn't know it might lead to his own murder. Nash has been tapped as point man in a federal sting operation against the most powerful and dangerous of prey: corrupt judges.

Risking his reputation and his life, Nash digs deep into a morass of dirty deals and uncovers a devastating plot of betrayal. The closer he gets to the truth, the more desperate the judges become—until they fight back with all the power at their command. It's all coming to a head as the murder trial nears its verdict, a verdict that could spell death for not only the defendant but also for Nash himself.

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Turner Publishing, paperback, September 2014, ISBN: 9781620454725
Atria, hardcover, November 1991, ISBN: 9780671731762
Pocket, mass market paperback, October 1992, ISBN: 9780671731779


Stay of Execution

Stay of Execution

Reissue now available from Turner Publishing

"William P. Wood...knows the intricacies and ironies of the legal system. He also knows how to employ them to weave a compelling story."
   —San Diego Union

Small-time operator Bobby Carnes took a shot at a big score, setting up a major drug sale with some high rollers in Marina del Ray. He went in with a few bags of crank-methamphetamine and a .44 and walked out a stone-cold killer: a suitcase full of cash in his hands and four bodies in his wake. Now Carnes is up for trial, and Los Angeles County District Attorney George Keegan has decided to prosecute the case himself, prompted by his own private anguish. It s a move that guarantees him media coverage in a brutal reelection campaign a strategy that could easily backfire. For Keegan s star witness is running scared, and if he loses the case, a brutal murderer will go free . . . and all of George Keegan s dreams will turn to dust.

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Quicksand

Quicksand

Reissue now available from Turner Publishing

"A fiendishly clever...downright brilliant book. I recommend it highly."
   —John Lescroart, bestselling author

As head of California s task force on narcotics and organized crime, Brock Andrews has earned his reputation as a tough, no-nonsense law enforcement agent. With his hardball tactics and skillful handling of informants, his team has successfully brought down some of the country's most violent and powerful criminals. But it's Brock's superior who's about to become his greatest adversary. Her name: Alison Andrews, First Assistant United States Attorney . . . and Brock's wife.

Publicly, Alison and Brock Andrews are a dynamic power couple at the pinnacle of federal law enforcement. Privately, their marriage is on the rocks. And the growing tension between them has only worsened with Alison's release of Edward Nelson, the disgraced CIA employee and international arms dealer Brock arrested months earlier in the biggest bust of his career. What Brock doesn't know is that Alison has recruited Nelson as her most important undercover operator in a plot to ensnare a ring of domestic terrorists smuggling arms overseas. Nelson, a master manipulator skilled at deadly games, has a plan of his own to turn Alison's undercover operation inside out, unleash a secret army of heavily armed militiamen, and target Washington's high-powered political arena for a terrorist act of unparalleled proportions.

Nelson is once again number one on Brock's most wanted list. But with Alison protecting him from arrest, the only way to get to him is through an informant Brock has taken into custody. And while crucial information from this secret source helps Brock put together the pieces of Nelson's insidious plan, it lays open more questions and even more disturbing possibilities, including Alison's complicity in criminal activity. Soon, Brock finds himself deep in a morass of shifting loyalties, outright betrayals, and hidden agendas that leave him running out of trust and time. One thing is certain. Each hour matters, as Brock sets a dramatic trap to capture Nelson . . . and stop a terrifying attack on the heart of the nation. But first, he has to uncover the most dangerous truth of all . . .

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Pressure Point

Reissue from Turner Publishing available December 16th

"Gripping...bleeds with tension and suspense!"
   —Steve Martini, New York Times bestselling author

The open and shut tragic purse snatch/murder of an old woman becomes more sinister when two California detectives begin to uncover a deep cover spy.


The Bribe

Reissue from Turner Publishing available December 16th

"The story never cools down and never plays tricks."
   —Kirkus

The shooting of an anti-corruption Congressman sparks national security hysteria that two California detectives must solve in twenty-four hours.