Michigan and the Great Lakes

Wicked Takes the Witness Stand

A Tale of Murder and Twisted Deceit in Northern Michigan
Mardi Link
A twisted account of unsolved murder, vindictive prosecution, and a psychotic key witness whose testimony led to the wrongful imprisonment of five innocent men

Description

On a bitterly cold afternoon in December 1986, a Michigan State trooper found the frozen body of Jerry Tobias in the bed of his pickup truck. The 31-year-old oil field worker and small-time drug dealer was curled up on his side on the truck’s bare metal, pressed against the tailgate, clad only in jeans, a checkered shirt, and cowboy boots. Inside the cab of the truck was a fresh package of expensive steaks from a local butcher shop—the first lead in a case that would be quickly lost in a thicket of bungled forensics, shady prosecution, and a psychopathic star witness out for revenge.

Award-winning author Mardi Link’s third book of Michigan true crime, Wicked Takes the Witness Stand, unravels this mysterious and still unsolved case that sucked state police and local officials into a morass of perjury and cover-up and ultimately led to the separate conviction and imprisonment of five innocent men. This unbelievable story will leave the reader shocked and aching for justice.

Mardi Link is a journalist; a former police reporter; and the author of two true crime books, Isadore’s Secret: Sin, Murder, and Confession in a Northern Michigan Town and When Evil Came to Good Hart, which spent two months on the Heartland Indie Bestseller List and was a finalist for the Michigan Notable Book Award.

Praise / Awards

  • "An intriguing thriller, where shocking deception tangles with virtuous, talented lawyers—only this story is real . . . Link interprets legal jargon for a wide audience and makes the story fascinating."
    —ForeWord Magazine

News, Reviews, Interviews

Watch: Mardi Link at Saturn Booksellers, Gaylord, MI (Part 1) (Part 2) | 1/22/2015
Listen: Mardi Link on WTCM, Traverse City, MI (Link) | 2/05/2015
 

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Product Details

  • 448 pages.
  • 14 B&W photos; 1 map.
Available for sale worldwide

  • Ebook
  • 2014
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-02943-3


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