Joseph M. Schreiber will sign and discuss Ghosts of the Mid-Country.
Joseph M. Schreiber is a trial lawyer and writer based in Houston, Texas. Prior to working in law, he taught high school in Helena, Arkansas as a member of Teach For America. He also started and taught at the Phillips County Juvenile Detention School, a school in the juvenile jail in Helena.
He attended the University of Texas School of Law in Austin and Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has lived in Chicago, St. Louis, Arkansas, Mississippi, New York, Texas and Venice, Italy. He has published multiple legal articles and speaks regularly on legal issues.
He has written two novels, the first, a crime-law thriller Devils Walk Through Galveston, and its sequel, Ghosts of the Mid-Country.
He is married and has two dogs: a miniature coyote named Wiley, and a bullmastiff named Teague who would like some bacon, please. He is a golf enthusiast and cigar aficionado.
Ghosts of the Mid-Country is a crime thriller that follows parallel stories that weave together in the end. There are four dead bodies in a mechanic shop in southwest Houston, one witness who is shot in the back with a wild tale of witnessing the killer, a MS-13 gangster. The police don’t believe him. The gangsters hunt him. A drug and bullet trafficker works his way up and down the middle of the continent, leaving bodies in his wake until his blood-lust removes the protection of the cartels he serves and the revenge abduction of children trafficked sets off a wild manhunt across. A young attorney wakes up in jail with no recollection of how he got there or the waste his life has become. He seeks redemption in a death-penalty appeal of John Doddy, the Train Car Killer who begins to talk, giving up the secret tale of his life that draws all the violence in a fulcrum around him until it meets its end.