The Books of J.D. Trafford
Little Boy Lost
An Amazon Charts bestseller.
A broken city, a missing young man, and a lawyer searching for truth when nobody else cares.
Attorney Justin Glass’s practice, housed in a shabby office on the north side of Saint Louis, isn’t doing so well that he can afford to work for free. But when eight-year-old Tanisha Walker offers him a jar full of change to find her missing brother, he doesn’t have the heart to turn her away.
Justin had hoped to find the boy alive and well. But all that was found of Devon Walker was his brutally murdered body—and the bodies of twelve other African American teenagers, all discarded like trash in a mass grave. Each had been reported missing. And none had been investigated.
As simmering racial tensions explode into violence, Justin finds himself caught in the tide. And as he gives voice to the discontent plaguing the city’s forgotten and ignored, he vows to search for the killer who preys upon them.
The path to justice is paved with good intentions.
Judge Jim Thompson’s world is unraveling. He’s facing public backlash on a decision-gone-wrong for a young boy in foster care and, even worse, he’s just discovered that his mentor, Judge Meyer, has been murdered.
Despite his self-doubt in the face of media scrutiny, Jim is determined to continue his friend’s legacy—and find his killer. As he digs into the mysterious death, Jim comes across a case that had haunted the judge for decades—a case he couldn’t let go of. Judge Meyer had worked hard to find the right solutions for foster children, but rulings in such cases are never simple, and his decisions may have cost him his life.
As Jim searches for answers, he begins to see similarities between his mentor’s past and his own present. Now it’s up to him to learn from his late friend’s mistakes and track down a killer—before he loses everything that matters to him.
No Time to Run, Trilogy
All three best-selling legal thrillers featuring Michael Collins are now available in one boxed set for one discounted price.
Like John Grisham and D.W. Buffa, award-winning author J.D. Trafford created a smart legal thriller that keeps the reader turning pages. J.D. Trafford is the winner of the National Legal Fiction Writing Competition for Lawyers, a "writer of merit" according to Mystery Scene magazine, and his debut novel was selected as "An IndieReader Top 10 Best Seller Pick."
The series begins with "No Time To Run." After Michael Collins has burned his suits and ties in a beautiful bonfire, he leaves New York and takes up residence at Hut No. 7 in a run-down Mexican resort. He dropped-out, giving up a future of billable hours and big law firm paychecks. But, there are millions of dollars missing from a client's account and a lot of people who want Michael Collins to come back. When his girlfriend is accused of murder, he knows that there really isn't much choice.
In "No Time To Die," Michael Collins is back at the Sunset Resort and Hostel with the other misfits and drop-outs. He reluctantly agrees to find a local boy's missing father and soon finds himself back in the United States, harassed by the local sheriff, hunted by the FBI, and trying to win the biggest lawsuit of his life against all odds.
And finally, Michael Collins is brought to justice in "No Time To Hide." Collins is indicted, arrested, and must account for his past. The only question is whether Michael Collins has one more trick up his sleeve or whether it's all over.
"No Time To Run" has been an Amazon Top 100 bestseller and a best-selling Amazon Legal Thriller.
Matthew Daley is a Manhattan corporate lawyer at the top of his game. As the first defense attorney on call to get pharmaceutical companies out of trouble, Matt is rising in the judicial system exactly as he planned. Until his sister dies of a heroin overdose.
Now, torn between conscience and career, the newly minted law partner faces a critical choice: defend the very companies that manufactured the addictive drugs, or give up his fiancée and his hard-won dream job to fight for justice in his sister’s name.
Returning to his blue-collar hometown with a ragtag band of law-school misfits by his side, Matt squares off against a team of New York corporate attorneys in a high-stakes courtroom battle. If he wins, the case could have national implications, bringing down the multibillion-dollar Big Pharma industry. If he loses, he’ll become collateral damage in the greatest fall of his career and his life.