Cover of Payback
A Pete Thorsen Mystery
An accident . . . or murder? A prominent writer is fatally shot during a commemorative mock battle at which live ammunition was prohibited. Pete Thorsen gets dragged into the ensuing investigation when a close friend prevails upon him to represent one of the murder suspects. Trouble soon erupts on all fronts. Pete butts heads with his old nemesis, Sheriff Franklin Richter; the evidence against his client mounts daily; and his love interest turns on him when she learns he's working on the suspect's case. Pete doesn't give up easily, however, and he presses forward with his personal investigation out of loyalty to his friend and a feeling that something isn't quite right. Slowly he uncovers the real motive behind the murder--and must fight to stop a killer who's determined to keep him quiet.

About the Author
Robert Wangard splits his time between Chicago, where he practiced law, and northern Michigan. His first novel, TARGET - a Pete Thorsen Mystery - was published in April 2010. He is a member of Mystery Writers of America, the Short Mystery Fiction Society and other writers' organizations.

Paperback: 5 x 8"  320 pages 

Published: June 18, 2014

ISBN-13: 978-1467545310

Electronic Editions:  Kindle Edition (amazon.com); Nook Edition (bn.com)

FIVE STARS! "A shocking opener establishes a sound basis for this flawless, action-driven mystery. Wangard's straightforward, journalistic style integrates essential description with natural dialogue, providing a forum for debate as well as placing crucial information in every strategically implemented scene. He captures the mood, reveals his characters, and creates an entertaining experience for even a jaded fan of whodunit yarns." --ForeWord Clarion Reviews

2014 Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Finalist