John Brighton is an ordinary young schoolteacher still hung up on his ex, Michelle. Suspecting her new boyfriend is cheating on her, John decides to follow Frank's Lexus and find out the truth once and for all. Turns out John's in for a major surprise. Frank isn't heading for some sack time with another girl. Instead he drags John into the middle of a shootout on the banks of the Hudson River, and before John knows what's happening, he's knee-deep in bodies.
Before the corpses can even cool, Frank disappears and John finds himself wanted for five murders. With no way to prove his innocence, John goes on the run—not only from the police, but a vicious assassin as well. And when Michelle is kidnapped, John’s worst-case scenario comes true. Though his head tells him to stay in hiding, his heart says otherwise. He has to save the woman he loves or die trying.
As John begins to uncover the truth surrounding the events that have turned his life upside down, he learns it isn’t just Michelle he must rescue. Thousands of other innocent lives are in jeopardy too.
A heart-pounding, heart-stopping, heart-breaking thriller from two-time Shamus Award nominated author, Dave White. For fans of Harlan Coben, Thomas Perry and Jeff Abbott.
Praise for Dave White
"[Witness to Death is] a terrific thriller and at 99 cents it's the season's best bargain."-Carol Barrowman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinal
“An engrossing, evocative debut novel that will grab most readers from its opening sentences… fans of hard-hitting, uncompromising private investigators will hope that Donne ditches his college dreams and continues to pound the pavement.” Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review)
"White manages the neat trick of respecting the genre's traditions while daring to nudge it toward something new and unexpected." Laura Lippman
"A unique and artful blend of the PI novel and the police procedural, with a story as deceptively simple as your first love and as fatal as your last car wreck...a terrific novel." James Crumley
"It's the great American private eye novel reborn for the 21st century, with a fast-moving, spare style that punches you in the gut at the same time it squeezes your heart." Duane Swierczynski
"Intricate plotting and nonstop action make this a nail-biting read from start to finish. White ... is a writer to watch." Library Journal
"One of the best new crime writers to come out of the U.S. of A." John Sullivan, Winnipeg Free Press
Dave White is the two time Shamus Award Nominated author of WHEN ONE MAN DIES and THE EVIL THAT MEN DO. His work has been nominated for the Strand Critics Award, the Million Writers Award and won the Derringer Award for Best Short Story. When not writing, he teaches English to 8th graders in New Jersey.