The prosecutor Julia Valenciano. Young, ambitious and facing a case that could launch her career. The defendant David Marquette. A successful Miami surgeon and devoted family man. The victims Marquettes own wife and three small children. The plea Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity. The perfect father and model husband, David Marquette seemingly just snapped. His experienced defence team claims paranoid delusions caused by schizophrenia drove him to slaughter his entire family. But the state suspects Marquettes insanity defence is being fabricated to disguise murders that were cold-blooded and calculated. Worse, Julia believes Marquette could be responsible for a string of unsolved, brutal homicides. The distraught survivor could just be one of the most prolific and elusive serial killers in the countrys history. To bring him to justice, Julia must embark on a terrifying personal journey back into her own past something she has struggled for fifteen years to forget. And this will lead her to confront a future so chilling, shes not sure she will ever be able to face it Plea of Insanity confirms Jilliane Hoffman as a major thriller-writing talent at the peak of her powers.
Serienkiller, brutale Vergewaltiger und perverse Kindermörder - um Phänomene wie diese geht es in den Büchern der Amerikanerin Jilliane Hoffman. Geboren 1967 in Long Island, New York, arbeitete Hoffman jahrelang als Staatsanwältin in Florida. Ihr Job war es unter anderem, Drogenfahnder und Polizeispezialeinheiten in allen juristischen Fragen zu beraten und zu unterrichten. Da wird schnell klar, woher der Stoff für ihre Krimis wie "Cupido", "Vater unser" oder "Mädchenfänger" stammen könnte. Die Bestsellerautorin Hoffman lebt mit ihrer Familie in Florida.