William Bernhardt

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In Florida, defense attorney Daniel Pike is stunned when his legal files are ransacked and his lover, Maria Morales, disappears. In Oklahoma, semi-retired attorney Ben Kincaid is horrified when his connection to this apparent abduction endangers the people he loves most. Desperate for help, Pike seizes Kincaid and hauls him on a cross-country road trip to discover what happened to Maria…and why a killer is so interested in a California murder case.

“Like peanut butter and chocolate, two great things have come together. Partners in Crime explores the universe of Kincaid and Pike, bringing them together for a case that will have you turning pages all night. The book is also one of the best road-trip ‘buddy’ novels I’ve read in a long time.” 
RJ Johnson, author of A Wilderness of Mirrors


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William Bernhardt

William Bernhardt is the author of over sixty books, most recently the Daniel Pike legal thrillers, including the #1 best-selling novel The Last Chance Lawyer. His previous works include the nationally bestselling Ben Kincaid series, the historical novels Challengers of the Dust and The Florentine Poet, the young-adult novel Shine, three books of poetry, and the Red Sneaker books on fiction writing.

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"Exposed has everything I love in a thriller: intricate plot twists, an ensemble of brilliant heroines, and jaw-dropping drama both in and out of the courtroom. William Bernhardt knows how to make the law come alive."

Tess Gerittson New York Times Best-Selling Author of the Rizzoli & Isles Thrillers

“Splitsville is a winner—well-written, with fully developed characters and a narrative thrust that keeps you turning the pages.”

Gary Braver Best-Selling Author of Tunnel Vision

"William Bernhardt is a born stylist, and his writing through the years has aged like a fine wine….”

Steve Berry Best-Selling Author of The Kaiser’s Web

"Bernhardt is the master of the legal thriller."

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In addition to his writing work, Bernhardt founded WriterCon Programs, which hosts an annual writers conference (WriterCon), an annual cruise, small-group writing retreats, a digital magazine, plus free bi-weekly e-newsletters and podcasts. More than three dozen of Bernhardt’s students have subsequently published with major houses. He is also the president/owner of Bernhardt Books, which has several imprints publishing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.