“Martin Clark is a circuit court judge in rural Virginia, and this story is based on an actual case that came through the courts. One brother makes good, becomes a lawyer, marries a pretty girl, etc.,and gets offered the position of the commonwealth's attorney in Stuart, Virginia. The other brother is in prison for dealing drugs and wants the good brother to pull strings. A secret in their past may just be the undoing of the good brother. This was a great, fast read. I highly recommend.
If you like this, you should try William Hoffman's novels. "Tidewater Blood" and "Blood and Guile" are two mysteries dealing with family that take place in rural Virginia.”