Friday, November 11, 2011

Rick's Legal Thriller Hit #1 in the Kindle Store Today!

Just out of the blue, Amazon decided to feature When the Devil Whistles as their Daily Deal today (Friday) for $1.99, and it shot up to #1, right above John Grisham!

It has been #1 much of the day, but I figured I would immortalize it by taking a screenshot.

The book description is:

Allie Whitman is a professional whistleblower with a knack for sniffing out fraud in government contracts. Conner Norman is a gifted litigator and together they form Devil to Pay, Inc., a shell corporation that files lawsuits based on Allie s investigations. They soon find themselves fighting potentially fatal battles in and out of the courtroom, going great lengths to protect secrets that could ruin them both.

And the author description:
Image of Rick AckerRick Acker is a Deputy Attorney General in the California Department of Justice. He prosecutes corporate fraud lawsuits like those described in When the Devil Whistles. He has led confidential investigations into a number of large and sensitive cases that made headlines in and out of California. Rick holds law degrees from the University of Oslo and the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated with honors. In addition to his novels, he is a contributing author on two legal treatises published by the American Bar Association. Rick lives with his wife in the San Francisco area. Visit him on the Web at: 


Pastor Jack said...

WOOHOO!! Congrats to Rick. I love success stories, especially when it is someone you care about. So happy for you both. Interesting that Rick is a federal prosecutor. I grew up with a man named Terry Zitek, who last I heard, was the federal prosecutor in the Southern district. Good to see a post! God Bless.

Anette Acker said...

Thanks, Pastor Jack! It has been fun to be a # 1 bestseller for a day.

Rick is actually not a federal prosecutor. He does civil litigation for the State of California under the False Claims Act, which is what the book is about. (The Wikipedia link is to the federal False Claims Act, which is very similar to the state act.)