From Michael Baden (former New York City chief medical examiner, chief forensic pathologist for the New York State Police and for the U.S. Congress investigations into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., and host of the hit HBO series Autopsy) and Linda Kenney (civil rights attorney and guest legal commentator on Court TV, CNN, and MSNBC), a masterful debut crime novel–the first in a stunning new series in contemporary suspense–that brilliantly mines the worlds of forensic science and law and introduces an irresistible crime-fighting team.
Philomena “Manny” Manfreda is a crusading attorney for the disenfranchised. Five years out of law school, with an apartment not much bigger than one of her beloved Prada shoe boxes and a burgeoning reputation as one of the city’s fiercest litigators, Manny is an unabashed shopaholic who changes her hair color weekly, carries her poodle, Mycroft, everywhere, and whose idea of therapy is the preparation of an eight-course Italian meal.

Dr. Jake Rosen is the deputy chief medical examiner of New York City, a confirmed workaholic and bachelor who lives alone in an oversized nineteenth-century Manhattan brownstone littered with morbid memorabilia and forensic artifacts, and who divides his life between the autopsy table and Chinese takeout.

When a body is unearthed beneath the construction site of a mall near the Catskill Mountains, Jake is called to the scene by his elderly mentor, Dr. Pete Harrigan, to examine the bones. Further investigation reveals a gruesome discovery: additional skeletal remains with striking abnormalities. After one of the victims is identified, the family of the deceased retains Manny to represent them, and, with Jake, she is swept into a terrifying vortex of murder and deceit, where a mounting body count hides both a shocking cover-up and a devastating love story.

A chilling debut that introduces a major new voice in crime fiction.


From the Hardcover edition.
“Wonderfully done…Baden and Kenney are formidable, and Remains Silent sparkles.”
–Patricia Cornwell

“A chilling book that will keep even the most sophisticated reader guessing unitl the very last page . . . Readers will be enlightened and captivated by this book that makes CSI and NYPD Blue look like child’s play.”
–Ann Rule

“Bullets, bones, and baffling bodies. From corpus delicti to habeas corpus, Baden and Kenney are the real thing. They know murder, and it shows!”
–Kathy Reichs

“A killer combination. The crime scene, the morgue, the courtroom–nobody knows these places better than Baden and Kenney. They tell a chilling story, full of authentic detail and delicious personal entanglements. Dead men may not tell tales, but these two experts are off to a brilliant start.”
–Linda Fairstein

“Over the years I’ve sat in many a courtroom–for the Claus von Bulow and the O.J. Simpson trials among many others–where Michael Baden, in his role as medical examiner and forensic expert, has held me spellbound with his riveting testimony about a murder victim’s cause of death. Now Baden and his wife, Linda Kenney, an acclaimed civil rights attorney, have written a page-turner of a novel, with scenes set in morgues and during autopsies, about a forensic pathologist and litigator’s quest to solve a crime, that is tough, taut, highly entertaining, and even romantic.”
–Dominick Dunne

“Baden and Kenney have given us the best wise-cracking, crime-fighting couple since Nick and Nora Charles. From the courtroom to the crime scene, a nonstop thriller by real pros in the world of crime and justice. I can’t wait for the next installment!”
–Catherine Crier

“Dr. Michael Baden, revered as our nation’s foremost medical examiner, teams up with his bride, Linda Kenney, a tenacious litigator, and together they pen a riveting, fast-paced debut novel. The tempestuous nature of this drama takes the reader on a journey into the interstices of our justice system enmeshed in a resounding, triumphant struggle that is enormously entertaining, enlightening and satisfying. Remains Silent is an heroic effort worthy of its authors’ profound expertise.”
–Robert K. Tanenbaum


From the Hardcover edition.

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